North Park Breakfast Company Has Permanently Closed

July 29, 2020

After nearly 3 years of development, the owner of Breakfast Republic finally opened North Park Breakfast Company last spring, but the restaurant is the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic and has permanently shuttered.

Sweden native Johan Engman entered the breakfast game with his first Fig Tree Cafe in Pacific Beach in 2008. Since then, his Rise & Shine Restaurant Group opened additional Fig Tree locations and packs the house at ten branches of his Breakfast Republic concept. Rise & Shine also owns and operates Liberty Station's El Jardin, which opened in summer 2018 and recently revamped into a casual Mexican eatery without its founding chef, as well as Feast & Fareway at Coronado Municipal Golf Course. The company has several other projects in the works, including the recent opening of morning concept named Eggies. Engman had previously announced a from-scratch Italian kitchen previously dubbed Pizza Republic (then NorPa Kitchen) in North Park that seems to be no longer in the works.

After nearly 3 years of development, North Park Breakfast Company finally unveiled last May at 3131 University Avenue in San Diego's North Park. The 2,480 square-foot restaurant is now permanently closed and the property is listed for sale at the price of $1.6 million. There is another Breakfast Company offshoot in downtown San Diego's East Village.