Yelp’s top 100 brunch spots in California for 2022 includes 19 San Diego restaurants

With its warm year-round weather and a pandemic-fueled explosion of outdoor dining patios to enjoy it, it’s no surprise that San Diego is a brunch-lover’s paradise. Now a new survey proves the point.

On Thursday morning, the crowd-sourced ratings website releases its 2022 list of the top 100 brunch spots in California, and 19 of the restaurants are in San Diego County.

To create the list, Yelp studied the total number of brunch-related reviews the restaurants received along with the star rating on those reviews, among other factors.

New brunch dishes at Common Stock in Hillcrest.

New brunch dishes at Common Stock in Hillcrest.

(Courtesy of Josh Bianco)

The highest-ranked San Diego County restaurant is Cesarina, the pasta-centric Italian restaurant in Point Loma, which came in at No. 5 on the list. But in the No. 2 position is Great Maple in Newport Beach. San Diego resident Johnny Rivera launched the Great Maple chain in Hillcrest in 2013 and later expanded the chain to Orange County. Filling out the top five slots are Lapisara Eatery in San Francisco in first place, Toast Kitchen & Bakery in Costa Mesa (no relation to Toasted Gastropub in Carlsbad) at No. 3, and The Wild Chive in Long Beach at No. 4.

Here are all the San Diego County restaurants that made the Yelp list and their ranking:

5. Cesarina, Point Loma

22. Sugar and Scribe, La Jolla

23. Werewolf, Gaslamp Quarter

28. Old Town Tequila Factory, Old Town

33. Cove House, La Jolla

34. Local Tap House & Kitchen, Oceanside

35. Cocina de Barrio, Hillcrest

38. The Hills Pub, La Mesa

53. Shorehouse Kitchen, Carlsbad

55. Beach Plum Kitchen, Carlsbad

56. Farmer’s Table, Bay Park

58. Kindred, South Park

63. Common Stock, Hillcrest

69. Dunedin New Zealand Eats, North Park

74. The Cottage, La Jolla

79. Half Door Brewing, East Village

80. Trust, Hillcrest

90. Queenstown Public House, Little Italy

96. Parc Bistro-Brasserie, Bankers Hill