La Mesa Bistro & Bakery

One of those places that shows that good food, good service, and good attitude trump bad location. Other restaurants have failed in this location. But this family-run operation has thrived. It’s open every day, but closes at 3:30. The cheesy potatoes ($3.95) alone are worth driving across town for, and the omelettes are better. The Baja omelette — lobster, chiles, provolone, hollandaise — is superb at $8.45. For lunch, try the Montreal steak salad with flat iron steak, avocado, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro dressing ($10.95.) Everything comes with a side of joie de vivre from the staff. The business model has proved so successful that they’ve opened up a sister shop, El Cajon Bistro.


Day Hours
Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Bakery, Brunch
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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