Make a Pit Stop at the Truck Stop - Pacific Beach’s Newest Breakfast Spot Takes Over Space Formerly Occupied by The Eggery

August 30, 2013

By Megan Gallagher | SanDiegoVille Contributor

When The Eggery closed down on Mission Boulevard after more than 26 years in business, breakfast lovers across San Diego mourned. Yelpers expressed their disappointment and recounted times when they had driven hours to enjoy the popular breakfast spot’s eggs Benedict, and the great customer service they received. Now, new owner Aaron Phillips is hoping to fill the void left behind, and then some. The Truck Stop, a place for “breakfast, BBQ and craft beers” had its soft opening earlier this month and is setting its sights on becoming another beloved San Diego breakfast hot spot.

“You know, to be honest, it was sad to see such a piece of history leave, people loved having a spot to call home, their Monday morning routine or Sunday brunch spot,” general manager Kassie Dague said. “I’m hoping we can give that back to them. We have honest food, fair prices, and friendly servers.”

Phillips and Dague, who also run the popular beachfront café, Woody’s (same owners as The BeachWood), worked day and night to transform the interior of the location to give it a hometown, rustic feel in just eight weeks. Though a visit to the location showed that they are still very much putting finishing touches on the place, they are hoping to capitalize on everyone’s curiosity of what will become of the Eggery's former home; hence, the accelerated remodel.

 “Every inch of the interior was done with our own blood sweat and tears,” Dague said. “Aaron’s parents even came out to help their son finish the new dark-stained concrete floor. We chose unfinished pallet wood as a wall covering for several focal walls and all of our decorations we plan to hang are legitimate antique truck pieces. From flea market to flea market we went searching for old red gas cans, rusty car gears and an actual vintage wheel well and tire from a model T.”

And if you think the interior decorating sounds creative and original, wait until you see the menu (copied below). Focusing on “American flavors with fresh twists,” some of the anticipated menu items include PB&J American toast, one inch thick brioche drizzled with Nutella and blackberry puree and Hippie Hash: a pile of asparagus, red pepper, mushrooms, scrambled eggs and hash browns topped with citrus hollandaise and goat cheese. The restaurant also plans to feature a full list of specialty Bloody Mary's, mason jar drinks with Hahn vodka, fresh fruit puree and juices.

The restaurant will close in the winter months for additional renovations, and will have a grand re-opening in 2014, after which they plan to introduce a dinner and late-night menu. As of now, The Truck Stop is open daily from 7am – 2pm. Here’s to new beginnings!