Last Sunday morning I wanted to go out for a little breakfast. After being cooped up for a week with the flu, I was ready to go out for a little bit of grub! I had read about a new pop-up restaurant in Ocean Beach that I wanted to check out called Jake & Eggs. Obviously the name tickled me and it seemed like the spot to take Jake for breakfast!
The chef is named Jake, solving the mystery of the name if you ask me.
Jake & Eggs is only open on the weekends from 8am to 2pm. The chef and his wife are good friends with the owners of Sundara, an Indian restaurant off Sunset Cliffs Blvd which also started as a pop-up restaurant instead of a coffee shop in the evenings. A great way to give back in a similar way that they started!
We had to wait about a half hour until a spot opened up since it’s a very small restaurant. Jake and I took a little walk to the main drag which is only a few blocks away. When I put my name down, they also took my phone number so they could give me a ring when our table was ready.
It’s a pretty easy peasy menu they’ve got here. The one other item that isn’t on here that I completely forgot to order are their Brown Butter Muffins. I just barely missed out on trying one – the last one sold right before I ordered it!
Here’s the menu again alongside the drink menu.
Each table gets their own bottle of cold water so you can refill your glasses on your own.
[james coffee / $3]
I ordered a cup of coffee. They use coffee from James Coffee Co. I liked the mugs they use which remind me of the tin camping mugs. Also if you want creamer, it comes in a tiny little milk bottle! How darling!
Jake and I sat out in the back patio.
[chilaquiles stack / $14]
The first dish we ordered was the Chilaquiles. Jake said this was an interesting take on the dish since normally tortilla chips are used and layered for the dish. Instead they used crisp tostada shells for the layers and put sauce in between the tostada shells. It’s got cheese, beans, and a slightly spicy salsa verde with a fried egg and avocado on top. I liked how crispy the dish managed to stay. I don’t like it when things get soggy and this dish managed to stay crisp throughout. There was a good amount of flavor and the dish was enjoyed by both Jake and I. Bonus for me – I got all the avocado!
[biscuits and gravy / $9]
The second dish we ordered was the Biscuits and Gravy. The biscuits came with two eggs (Jake ordered over medium) and some crispy potatoes on the side. Normally I don’t like potatoes like this for breakfast, but these potatoes were properly cooked – they were soft and creamy on the inside with a nice crisp exterior – I actually really enjoyed them.
The biscuits were nice and tall – they were quite fluffy on the inside and had a lovely buttery exterior with lots of crunchy edges. The gravy was a good consistency with a mixture of sausage and thyme. It had an excellent flavor and paired really nicely with the fluffy biscuits. I really enjoyed this – I just wish there had a bit more gravy!
Service was a tad slow here but Jake and I didn’t mind the wait too much. I just wish I had remembered to order the muffin while we were waiting before they sold out of it!
Jake & Eggs
1774 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 2PM