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.


    Bistec Ranchero Plate $13.00
    Prime Cut Beef, Peppers, Onions, Jalapeños topped with House made Ranchero Sauce.
    Served with 3 Corn Tortillas, Rice, and Beans.
    Soup: Chicken Tortilla

    Pasta Primavera $11.00
    Bow Tie Pasta, Broccoli, Zucchini, Mushroom, Bell Pepper, and Squash with Marinara Sauce. Served with House Roll and Butter
    Soup: Ribollita Tuscan Cabbage and Bean

    Roasted Portobello Burger $12.00
    Portobello Mushroom, White Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Baby Spinach and our House Roasted Garlic Aioli.
    Served with French Fries
    Soup: Minestrone

    Strawberry Quinoa Salad $12.00
    Organic Baby Greens, Strawberries, Quinoa, Feta Cheese, Mint, Scallions, Toasted Walnuts Served with Citrus Vinaigrette.
    Soup: Chicken and Wild Rice

    Pressed Chicken Caprese Melt $13.00
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Arugula and Tomato Served on Sourdough with our House Basil Aioli.
    Soup: Cream of Mushroom

  • What They Say

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    Gorgeous panoramic beachfront view... With great food, generous portions and fair prices you can't get a better sunny day introduction to this beautiful part of San Diego. That's what you'll find at Caroline's... A hidden gem... Have a little slice of Southern California lifestyle with your breakfast. Then walk down the stairs to one of the prettiest beaches in the world. When out of towners visit, THIS is the first place we take them!

    Trip Advisor