Updated: Jul 13
Wanna see the best parts of town before the crowds show up? Don't have time to eat breakfast before you drive to Julian? No problem, Julian has plenty of great places for you to get your most important meal of the day. Most restaurants stop serving breakfast by 11:30 a.m. and sometimes sooner.
Miner’s Diner offers a great breakfast selection Friday through Monday. There, you can find the average Gold Miner’s favorite breakfast options: The Miner (two eggs, choice of meat, hashbrowns, and toast), The Border (breakfast burrito), and a variety of omelets. There’s also nothing like a chocolate milk-shake and scrambled eggs for breakfast—the best way to start your day if you ask me. Note: that the Diner stops serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m.
Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant
Enjoy breakfast with picturesque views only at the Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant. Whether you sit inside at the booths or outside with fresh air, you’ll get a view like no other of the restaurant’s namesake, Lake Cuyamaca. You are sure to find something tasty on their traditional home-style menu. After breakfast, take a walk around the lake or at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park to burn off some calories. The best access for this restaurant is to take the 8 East from San Diego and follow signs for Highway 79 and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
The Julian Cafe
The Julian Cafe serves breakfast daily until 11:30 a.m. Ranch Breakfast, The German Gold Panner, and Cinnamon Roll French Toast are just a few options you can choose from. You can satisfy your breakfast sweet tooth and fill your belly.
There's nothing like a warm smile from a Regulars Wanted employee to help start your day in Julian off right. In addition to freshly baked pastries, they have a large variety of organic coffee drinks and traditional breakfast dishes. My recommendation is to order their potatoes as your side. So yummy!
Julian American Legion
Occasionally the Julian American Legion holds Sunday breakfast fundraisers for local groups in need of money. They serve an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet that includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, corn hash, and biscuits and gravy (one of my personal favorites). Fundraisers benefit everything from the high school’s ASB, school district sports teams, textbooks, field trips, scholarships, Wounded Warriors Foundation, and so much more. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Sunday brunch at the Pinehills Loge is such a cozy experience, especially if their fireplace is roaring with heat. They serve a traditional breakfast buffet. Reservations are required, so call ahead!