Café 222

Cafe 222

We had the pleasure of eating at Café 222 in San Diego a few weeks ago.  The café is a quirky little restaurant with a great location in downtown San Diego.  It is located on the corner of Island Avenue and 2nd Avenue.  It has a nice little outdoor eating area, as well as a comfortable area inside.  The décor is fun and fresh, and the eating area is open and clean.

Us eating at Cafe 222We waited for about an hour on a Sunday morning to be seated.  It was pretty windy with a chance of rain, and at first they seated us in one of their outside areas. We didn’t complain, but they found an inside area for us very quickly when they noticed how cool it was, and that we had little kids.  There were nine of us, so that was no small feat for such a small restaurant!  The staff was classy and sweet and made us feel right at home.  All American Breakfast

The menu at Café 222 is interesting and delicious! They only serve breakfast and lunch, but the majority of the items on the menu are breakfast items.  We usually try and eat a plant based diet 90% of the time, but this was not a time to stick to our guns!  I ordered the pumpkin waffle.  My cousin recommended it and it says on the menu that it was featured in Gourmet magazine. It was fabulous! George had the All American, which was a huge meal and also delicious. The small kids both had the kid pancake (which was only $2.75!) and they were in heaven because it was shaped like Mickey Mouse. The rest of our party got a variety of pumpkin waffles, scrambles, and mixed breakfasts! Everyone ate it all and loved it!

Cafe 222 insideOne of the items that catches your eye is a chandelier made out of cups and saucers.  The owner made it herself and now sells them through a local company.  It is the signature item in their décor, just as the pumpkin waffle in the signature item on the menu!

We even got to speak with the owner, Terryl Gavre.  She was so nice and willing to chat about the restaurant.  She actually is a chef there and it is clear that she is the driving force behind the success of Café 222!Plaque of Terryl

We would definitely go to Café 222 again. The atmosphere was great, the prices were very reasonable, and the food was fantastic! Check it out if you are in the area!

Café 222 is open 7 days a week, from 7am – 1:45pm

Café 222 can be found at:

222 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101