One of the most popular lunch spots in the village, the Museum Cafe offers delicious salads (shrimp and papaya is my favorite), great soups (such as country vegetable), grilled items, and creative sandwiches.
As the name suggests, the cafe is located at the La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) at 700 Prospect Street. Much of the seating is outdoors – a safe bet in sunny San Diego – amidst the white pillars of the building’s facade. While the Pacific Ocean is on the other side of the building, it isn’t visable from the cafe.
Giuseppe Ciuffa gets the credit for this bistro’s success. In addition to being its chef, he’s a popular caterer and has just taken over the cafe at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Additional credit goes to a staff of very attentive and genuinely friendly waiters.
Museum Cafe serves breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday 11 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM. They also deliver within La Jolla.
In fact, Museum Cafe delivers in every sense of the word. Give them a call 858-581-2205.
Photo credit: ADAMS / HANSEN STOCK PHOTOS.
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