San Diego Eats: Champions Family Restaurant

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.


We decided to try Champions Family Restaurant. They’re known for good service, good coffee, and amazing cinnamon rolls. Oh, yes.


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!