The plan was to go to Snooze, one of the most popular brunch spots in San Diego that happens to be in our neighborhood. The week before Teddy arrived, we decided to take advantage of our fleeting freedom and work-at-home status (definitely can’t step away for too long now given the pup’s hourly bathroom needs) and walked into Snooze only to find out the wait was 40 minutes on a Wednesday at 10 a.m. Sorry, but I gave up waiting for restaurants towards the end of my New York tenure.
Screw it, we said, and walked around the corner to the small, cute and less crowded Fig Tree Cafe. The menu has all the sweets and savories you’d want at reasonable prices. Eaman and I shared the veggie scramble ($9.25 for eggs with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, toast and the most perfect roasted potatoes) as well as French toast with whipped cream and strawberries ($10.45). Make sure to try the orange zest-flavored syrup, too. It’s got zing.
Fig Tree Cafe | 416 University Ave | 619.298.2010