• Eggs Benedict
  • Chicken Milanesa Sandwich
  • Chilli Shrimp bowl
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About us

The Cottage has been known for serving amazing brunch in La Jolla for over 30 years. Our new Encinitas location continues The Cottage tradition of pairing inspired Southern California cuisine with uncompromised service for an unforgettable experience. This new location boasts a gorgeous remodeled interior and wall murals provided by local artists. Join us today for a great meal served by our Cottage family with a smile.


Established in 1985.

Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service. Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food. We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Please take a moment to say hello to Owner Jason Peaslee or Manager Trevor LeClair on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage!