jake & eggs

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!

Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

The chef is named Jake, solving the mystery of the name if you ask me. 

Inside Sundara - Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

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.

Flyer for Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

Jake and Eggs Breakfast Menu - Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

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.

Bottled Water at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

Each table gets their own bottle of cold water so you can refill your glasses on your own.

Coffee and a tiny milk bottle at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

[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!

Back Patio at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

Jake and I sat out in the back patio. 

Chilaquiles at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

Chilaquiles Side View at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

[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 at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

Biscuit closeup at Jake & Eggs | San Diego - Ocean Beach

[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
(inside Sundara)
1774 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 930-9779
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 2PM

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 12+ 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.

4 Replies to “jake & eggs

  1. Ooh this place looks yummy! I’ve been wanting to try more breakfast/brunch places recently. I love that the menu is simple – the biscuits & gravy definitely caught my eye 🙂

    1. Hi Jinxi! I was definitely in the mood for breakfast last weekend. Funny I was debating between this place and Sea & Smoke for the cinnamon roll bar so I was sad to learn Sea & Smoke closed. The only time I went there was with you! Hope you get to check this place out – the biscuits and gravy were yummy! Just needed extra gravy in my opinion. 🙂

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of avocado! Everything you had looked good. Of course, the name of the place is cool too! 🙂

    As for Sea & Smoke – that sucks that theyclosed for good just a few weeks ago. I liked their desserts too.

    1. Hi CC – Sometimes I want to visit places just because of the name of the restaurant, haha. This was no exception! I love that they were so generous with the avocado, too. So good! Yeah, bummer about Sea & Smoke – no cinnamon roll bar for me. Sad cakes.

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