Caroline and Drew

Places to Eat

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Rancho Santa Fe

Cute and rustic cafe down the street from the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Upscale French Californian cuisine

Fresh, local and modern Californian fare with a charming outdoor patio

**Reservations suggested for Saturday brunch. Call (858) 381-8289 to reserve.

Local coffee shop in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe

Del Mar

Healthy California-casual food, specializing in salads and grain bowls

Recs: Organic Kale Salad, Thai Dye Wrap and Mother Earth Grain Bowl

**OUR FAVORITE

The best smoothies and acai/pitaya bowls ever

Recs: Blue-Phoria or Mint Chip Smoothie and Acai or Pitaya Bowls

Outdoor, waterfront brewery right on the San Dieguito Lagoon

Casual, outdoor lunch spot with a great view of the ocean

Recs: Salmon Sandwich

Enormous, delicious sandwiches for when you're craving a heartier meal

Rec: Baja Chicken Sandwich

Solana Beach & Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Health-oriented brunch and lunch spot close to the ocean

Recs: Dual Delight, Buff Breakfast Burrito and Pesto Scramble

Low-key fast-food taco shop

Recs: Machaca Burrito, Cheese Quesadilla and any lunch burrito

Beach-side Mexican restaurant

Fantastic brunch spot specializing in fresh, homemade, California-style comfort food

Legendary sit-down Mexican restaurant with stellar food and even better ambience

Beach-side reliable brunch spot with unbeatable views of the ocean (try to get a window seat on the second floor)

Encinitas

**OUR FAVORITE

Our absolute favorite taco shop in the area

Recs: Al Pastor Taco or Burrito

Fantastic, casual, outdoor brunch spot

Recs: scramble plates or acai bowls

**OUR FAVORITE

Our favorite coffee shop ever

Recs: Mint Mojito (ask for it Philz way) or Philtered Soul (hot or iced)

Hearty, heart-stopping fried chicken sandwiches and chicken-fat-fried fries (diet starts tomorrow)

Asian dishes with a California twist

Recs: Monk's Stone Pot

La Jolla

**OUR FAVORITE

A casual market offering incredibly-fresh seafood (a must visit for any seafood lover!)

Recs: The Burro of the Day and Clam Chowder

**OUR FAVORITE

Incredibly delicious (and healthy) breakfasts, lunches and brunch

Recs: The Pancake of the Day and The Omar