The Hotel Del Coronado is one of our favorite places in San Diego. I’m kind of biased because this is where Matt proposed to me. It’s such a picturesque place with tons of character, delicious restaurants and a great beach.
This past weekend we decided to head down there, let Bart run on the beach, and enjoy a couple cocktails and appetizers.
I sipped a berry mojito and Matt enjoyed a craft cocktail that was topped with a bit of nutmeg — delicious!
When you’re by the beach, seafood is a must! We’ve become quite the connoisseurs of calamari, and this batch didn’t disappoint.
It was served on top of a creamy white sauce that was a perfect complement to the salty calamari.
Even though we live in San Diego, every time we go to the Del I feel like I’ve been on a mini vacation! Whether you stay at the hotel or just drop in for a stroll and cocktails, I just know you will have an unforgettable time.
One thing you need to know about me: I’m really into breakfast food. French toast, pancakes, pastries — I’m there! Honestly one of the reasons I most look forward to weekend is that brunch is usually involved. Last weekend I had to head up to North County San Diego to get my blood drawn. Matt and I thought it would be nice to make a morning date out of it. And as we’ve established, I don’t say no to a good breakfast.
There’s a counter and plenty seating for couples and families. It’s one of those classic greasy spoon diners, complete with servers who call you “honey”!
For my breakfast I ordered a couple of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. Can’t go wrong, am I right?
I enjoyed a glass of fresh squeezed juice. They didn’t just call it fresh squeezed, either — I watched them juice it into my glass! And because they’re known for them, we had to get a cinnamon roll. It didn’t disappoint! I even grabbed another to go on the way out.
The restaurant was next to a great antiques store as well — we stopped in for a browse before heading back to the car.
If you’re ever in Escondido and looking for a solid breakfast or just a great cinnamon roll and coffee — Champions is your place!