Goldfish Point Café is one of La Jolla’s best kept secrets. The regulars – and there are many – include La Jolla Cove swimmers, who gather here for coffee and conversation after their morning workout. The young and the restless also roll in regularly with their laptops and avail themselves of the free wi-fi. Other folks choose this breezy spot for the privacy it offers and the great ocean view.
The location – uphill from The Cove at 1255 Coast Boulevard – may account for the fact that few visitors find their way to this gem. In contrast, out-of-towners will wait an hour for a table at nearby Brockton Villa Restaurant because it’s larger and more visible.
At Goldfish Point, I love the “local hangout” atmosphere, the view, and the fact that the proprietor is so committed to our community that he provided free coffee to the volunteers in a recent Coast Walk clean-up. This walking trail (with a breathtaking view of La Jolla Shores) starts across the street – just around the corner from the Cave Shop.
My family and I recently lingered over lunch and the view at the cafe. I liked my Cobb Salad, while the others enjoyed paninis and a Greek Salad. The service was friendly and prices were reasonable.
La Jolla has other good places for coffee, breakfast, or lunch, but Goldfish Point is the most “local,” casual, and laid-back. Here, the only suits you’re likely to see are the “wet” ones that keep surfers and swimmers warm.
Open 8am to 3pm daily. (858) 459-7407.
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