claire’s on cedros / solana beach


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. Faye says:

    Oh that musta been a long drive for you from airport to Solana Beach! I’ve seen this place but it’s always been crowded so we always opted for another breakfast place on the same street.

    Was that $5 + $1 for just ONE pumpkin pancake?

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – I stopped back home first so drop the dog off and get ready, so Solana Beach isn’t too far from Mira Mesa! Luckily work is right off the 805 so it was an easy drive into work. I’ve only been here earlier in the day but I have seen it get crowded. If you can, try it out! It is pricey but it’s really yummy. Two pumpkin pancakes would set me back $8.99. It is a tiny bit of a ripoff to charge $5 for one pancake… but man… they are so good!

  2. Barbara says:

    Hello, Miss Mary, I look forward to your blog every day! I have read for several years now. This is my first comment. I just wanted to tell you that the hollandaise sauce at Claire’s is house made and one of the few places I can have it, love it. I first went to Claire’s because they were one of the original restaurants with gluten free options, not to mention their green rating and garden. As Faye pointed out it is pretty expensive but the quality is worth it to me. By the way, the “hard” potatoes are not my favorite either so I don’t think it was your taste. I wish they would do something about those potatoes because they have such potential. Thank you for your great food reviews, Barbara

    • mary says:

      Hi Barbara – Thanks so much for your kind words! It always means so much to me to hear that someone looks forward to reading my posts 🙂 I’m glad it’s not just me about those potatoes! If they were cooked to be a little softer on the inside I think they could be good since I loved the herbs and seasonings, but it’s tough to get past the too hard potatoes. I hope to come back here and try more items and venture out of my comfort zone. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Solana Beach, as well as the other coastal North County cities are places I have yet to explore…Good to know of a place I can put on my list of “must visit”!

  4. Hi Mary! I so want to try that Eggs Benedict. It is one of my fav breakfast items. Glad you are beginning to appreciate. I’m not as into the carby waffles or pancakes though (but will cave if its worth the splurge). Will pin this to my “to try” list (or whatever I decide to name it).

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – I’m really glad I tried it, too, it was so good! I like sharing pancakes because it can get to be too much by itself. Hope you get to try it sometime!

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