About Brockton Villa
Great Food * Epic Sunsets
Brockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.
Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.
Californian, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Everyday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Everyday: 5:00pm - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Our ocean front historic cottage has cozy home like charm. Private parties can take place in the entire cottage or in specific areas (the Nook, Veranda, Main Dining , Patio). Each seat has an ocean view. With our award winning menus, our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party.
Brockton Villa Ratings and Reviews
Loved the crab cakes - very moist. The ...
Loved the crab cakes - very moist. The Mediterranean salad was also very fresh and huge! Ordered the salmon, which was delicious with the ginger sauce. The lobster risotto was tasty despite having little lobster and a bit heavy on the butter.
Must have the coast toast for dessert! Was a good end to dinner. Service was friendly and very attentive.
Brockton Villa sits right beside and abo ...
Brockton Villa sits right beside and above La Jolla Cove. We were seated for brunch on an outside table with a great view and only the very slightest smell from the sea lions nearby! The service was quick and the food was good, with a lot of choice on the menu.
Nice old house on the waterfront at La J ...
Nice old house on the waterfront at La Jolla with good views of the sunset. Food was good, with a wide variety and very fairly priced. Shame there is no draft beer though. And when the wind catches it right, the presence of sea lions on the nearby shore adds an olfactory ambience which is not a desired part of the veranda experience...
The waiter was really nice, we sat at a ...
The waiter was really nice, we sat at a table for 2 with a great view. We ordered the chilaquiles and there were really good, they serve a lot, i only ate half of them. The only thing I would complain about was the smell of the seals at the beach. But I would defiantly go again loved the view and food.
I just went to have their famous Frenc ...
I just went to have their famous French Toast, and it disappointed me this time! Last time I had it it was so so good, that I decided to go back (even though I'm not a French toast fan), but this time it really wasn't what I expected
Read a Yelp review for this restaurant t ...
Read a Yelp review for this restaurant that said " go for the view and a cup of coffee but eat somewhere else", we should've listened. View was nice, not wow, and the smell of the seals was so aweful we ended up sitting inside. Food was less than average.
The brunch was disappointing, you really ...
The brunch was disappointing, you really pay for the view. One of our orders came incorrect and cold and another was overcooked and overly greasy. We were sat at the table behind the server station and when they were cleaning dishes got splashed with water. We had a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes. Our server was great though, attentive and pleasant. Overall, there are better places in La Jolla for brunch.
We were recommended by a friend to visit ...
We were recommended by a friend to visit on our vacation. The friend insisted we try the French toast...AMaZINg!! I also had fish tacos. Fantastic!! Service was quick and friendly. My only issue was the smell from the sea lions, but we love the view...so that just comes with it. Great place!
We were so disappointed in the meal! Amo ...
We were so disappointed in the meal! Among us, we had the crab benedict, salmon scramble and artichoke/asparagus omelette (which had spinach, not artichoke) and then shared the french toast. We were shocked when every dish was bland, but even more so when we bit into the french toast and found it dry and tasteless. Very disappointing, as we'd been looking forward to our brunch, having not visited in many, many years. Our server, however, was great -- as was the coffee.
The restaurant has an amazing view. Some ...
The restaurant has an amazing view. Some places we generally fall into the bargain whether you want view or good food. This places is a win win . Good food , perfect balance of spices and an accurate plate size. Their breakfast tacos were so amazing. I expected a little greasy plate but it was not at all. The salsa they serve with the plate was so good that I did order it twice. I could smell and taste the freshness with each and every bite with the fresh breeze from the ocean .
Disappointed that the veranda table we g ...
Disappointed that the veranda table we got felt was back in the corner and the view was not what I expected. More importantly, none of the reviews warned us that the odor from the seals was very strong. We also felt like we were mislead about the bar menu = nowhere did we see it noted that it was only beer and wine, and we felt the drink menu was misleading. Food was great. Service was acceptable.
We made it out on the earlier side for S ...
We made it out on the earlier side for Saturday breakfast, and heard this was an awesome spot. It gets pretty busy as the morning crowd transitions to brunch, but so worth it. If you can, ask for a table with outdoor views—you'll be able to take in the scenery and sea lions. Good was on point, service was super friendly.
Candace our Hostess and Lacy our waitres ...
Candace our Hostess and Lacy our waitress were excellent. Both were hospitable and quick to accommodate us. The only downer was strong fishy smell up from the cove. But let's get real - if you want a view of the cove (where seals live) it's not unreaaonable ro expect some fishy odor!
This restaurant is strategically overloo ...
This restaurant is strategically overlooking one of the most scenic views in La Jolla! It was a beautiful sight to enough while having lunch and the seals were a delight to watch. The food was delicious. I had a organic kale Caesar salad with shrimp and my father enjoyed the Mediterranean chicken wrap - we wiped out plates clean! Definitely highly recommended!
Our server seemed either tired or distra ...
Our server seemed either tired or distracted. Definitely not on her game, but responsive when we made requests. I think this made it a ho-hum visit, as opposed to something special though. A great place to watch the sea lions from. Unfortunately downwind from the marine wildlife smells. May be best earlier in the day before the wind picks up.
The location of this restaurant is right ...
The location of this restaurant is right across the street from a cove where many seal are present. As we approached the restaurant by foot, we were suddenly overcome by what can only be described as a small more pungent than raw sewage. We thought it would pass. However, the smell was actually the seals' excrement and the smell floated across the street and consumed the restaurant. We considered not staying, but found a corner of the patio where it was not as bad.
The food was average, at best. Had the crab cakes, which weren't spectacular. The ceviche my husband said was really good. The fish tacos... average.
The view would have made up for the food, had it not been for the smell. I understand that with different tides, it could be really bad or not bad at all.
***Check the tide schedule before you go!!
This place is amazing. Cute building lik ...
This place is amazing. Cute building like a beach house that over looks the ocean right off the Main Street. Food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend this place. We were traveling through and will be back!
It was a very nice quaint restaurant wit ...
It was a very nice quaint restaurant with good food overlooking the ocean... We had to wait for an outdoor table with a view even though we had reservations..but it was worth it.. The sea lions or seals were kind of stinky though
Disappointed. Lovely location and view, ...
Disappointed. Lovely location and view, but food was mediocre at best. Our server was efficient and pleasant, but we should have stopped after the cheese platter and not eaten dinner. The roasted chicken was very dry as was the pasta bolognese. Maybe good spot for a sunset drink.
Awesome views, awesome service! Food wa ...
Awesome views, awesome service!
Food was large portions and the Coast Toast is a must try!
Downside, on Saturdays the garbage cans are at the entrance to restaurant. The smell was so bad we had to move our table inside! Recommend not to visit on Saturday mornings due to smell.
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