bella vista social club and caffe / la jolla – san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

8 Responses

  1. Jinxi says:

    Ooh yay! I’m glad you tried it out and liked it :DD

    • mary says:

      It was awesome! I even asked if they had the mushroom soup that day since I remembered the photo of it on your blog (that Dennis had) but they didn’t have any soup that day. Next time I want to try some of their desserts! I forgot to take a photo of the ones I saw.

  2. Faye says:

    Oh wow – your sandwich looks amazing! I like brie too – esp when it’s melted. But everything in your sandwich seems to really compliment each other!

    I’m always worried about parking so thanks for the tip on that lot. I just clicked on their HH menu and it looks ok. Not as cheap as I had hoped but maybe the portion sizes are big?

    The lunch prices look great and I like how it comes with a side of salad or something. For the Croque Monsieur, did the cheese taste burnt? And what’s the other side that came with it (not the salad + fruit).

    • mary says:

      Parking is a big worry for me, too! Hard to park = I don’t want to go!

      Yeah, the HH prices aren’t stellar, but maybe they are just extra delicious? 🙂

      On the Croque Monsieur, the side thing is tabbouleh. David didn’t particularly like it and I didn’t try it. The small bite of the sandwich I had was delicious, it didn’t taste burnt at all, just gooey and kind of toasted on top.

  3. Yay! I wish my work was close to this place! I’d be there like everyday! I like how open the restaurant it. Nice sparse decor too. We had the same sandwich (great combo of brie, fancy ham and cheese).

    I went this summer with Dennis and Jinxi:

    I didn’t have any dessert that day. I don’t think they are made in-house though.

  4. Cathy says:

    Really good food here and the breakfasts/brunch are really good. The plus for me is that it opens at 8, even on weekends. I just looked at my photos of the Brunch menu and no pastas are listed there; maybe they had some sort of ‘special’ listed somewhere…Very nice post.

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