Caroline’s Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way (formerly Discovery Way)
La Jolla, CA 92037
Cafe Hours
8 AM to 11:30 AM Mon-Fri for Breakfast
11:30 AM to 3 PM Mon-Fri for Brunch
8 AM to 3 PM Sat-Sun

Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is located on the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum. Serving healthy and creative California style cuisine daily, Caroline’s menu focuses on organic and sustainable sources, hormone-free meats and poultry.

The café features breakfast and lunch with a selection of seasonal specials. Espresso drinks and baked goods are available at the counter all day. Caroline’s is reflective of the UCSD Seaside Forum’s relaxing contemporary look with approximately 40 seats inside and 40 on the outside ocean view patio. The interior décor is based on the environment surrounding the building, with its fresh and crisp seaside colors.


    Carne Asada Fries $13.00
    French Fries topped with Grilled Carne Asada, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, and Sour Cream.
    Soup: Chicken Tortilla

    Grilled Zucchini Caprese Melt $11.00
    Zucchini, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Basil, and our House made Balsamic Dressing on Ciabatta. Served with Mixed Greens
    Soup: Potato Spinach

    Tropical Salmon Wrap $13.00
    Pan Seared Salmon, Romaine Lettuce, and Tropical Salsa made with Fresh Papaya, Pineapple, Red Pepper, Green Onions, Cilantro, Lemon, and Mango. Served in a Tortilla Wrap with Mixed Greens.
    Soup: White Bean Mediterranean

    Grilled Veggie Burger $12.00
    Fresh Veggie Burger, Red Pepper Hummus, Grilled Tomatoes, Arugula, and Pesto Served on a Sesame Seed Bun with Side of French Fries.
    Soup: Chicken and Seasonal Vegetables

    Spring Berry Salad $12.00
    Wild Arugula & Baby Greens topped with Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Quinoa, Feta Cheese, Toasted Pepitas, Tossed with a Citrus Vinaigrette. Served with House Roll and Butter
    Soup: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

  • What They Say

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    “Breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean - The best place for breakfast in San Diego on a sunny day! They serve lunch, which is also very good. Casual walk-up to order, food brought to your table, with a dog friendly patio. There is no better way to start the day than sitting on the patio at Caroline's, overlooking the ocean in La Jolla near the Scripps pier, enjoying a better than usual breakfast from their creative menu. That, combined with the breathtaking view are some of the finest moments a day can offer. Af few steps away and you can walk off your meal on the beach. Wish they served dinner at sunset."