Longtime La Jolla Breakfast Destination The Cottage To Replicate In San Diego's North County

September 21, 2021

La Jolla's three-decades-old breakfast destination The Cottage is in the process of opening a new location in San Diego's North County. 

The Cottage was founded within a former Victorian-style home in La Jolla in 1985 by Nanci Long, but the restaurant has had several owners over the years and is currently operated by Jason Peaslee. Over the more than 30 years since its opening, The Cottage has become a hotspot for its menu of traditional American and Southern California comfort dishes available for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. 

Peaslee along with his business partner Bernardo Kanarek hope to replicate the success of their La Jolla restaurant in San Diego's North County community of Encinitas. The pair have taken over the space that last housed Native Foods within Encinitas Village Shopping Center plaza for the company's second location. Although not located in a historical bungalow like the flagship branch, The Cottage Encinitas will be similar in all other facets to the original outpost. In addition to its morning-focused menu of pancakes, French toast, omelets, Benedicts and other breakfast dishes, the restaurant will serve beer, wine, mimosas and rice liquor cocktails. 

The Cottage is expected to open in early 2022 at 127 N El Camino Real, Suite H, in Encinitas. For more information, visit cottagelajolla.com