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.


    Blackened Chicken Fiesta Bowl $13.00
    Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Grilled Corn, Pico De Gallo, Blackened Chicken, Cheddar Jack, and Sour Cream.
    Soup: Chicken Tortilla

    Spring Farro Salad $12.00
    Farro, Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, Chopped Walnut, Red Grapes, Chives, Parsley, Shaved Parmesan, Topped with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Served with House Roll and Butter.
    Soup: Cream of Fresh Asparagus

    Bacon, Apricot, and Brie Grilled Cheese Melt $12.00
    Our Crisp Bacon with Apricot, Fresh Arugula, and Melted Brie Cheese Served with a Balsamic Reduction on Sourdough.
    Soup: Mediterranean Lentil

    Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta $11.00
    Our House made Avocado Pesto Sauce Served with Bow Tie Noodles Topped with Cherry Tomatoes (VEGAN FRIENDLY)
    Soup: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad $12.00
    Red Quinoa, Toasted Walnuts, Feta Cheese, Roasted Beets, Baby Arugula, Tangerine, Topped with Cherry Vinaigrette, Served with House Roll, and Butter.
    Soup: Roasted Corn and Seasonal Vegetables

  • 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."