In the San Gabriel Valley, it seems like every other new Chinese restaurant that opens is a Hong Kong style cafe. Fortunately, San Diego seems to have been spared that trend. (Actually, there's nothing wrong with Hong Kong cafe food--it's quite good. It's only when there's one on every block that it becomes annoying.) Opening on Convoy St. is A Cafe, which has a number of your Hong Kong style cafe favorites including pork chop with spaghetti, baked sole with creamy corn sauce, ham and macaroni soup, and Hong Kong style milk tea. Also other interesting items, such as pan fried ramen, and for some reason onion pancakes and Shanghai dumplings. Menu is rather limited in size, but then again the cafe itself only holds about 30 people. And if you like home made fish balls (actually, more like fish cake), the ones here in the ho fun soup is terrific. A Cafe is at 4646 Convoy, fronting right on the street.
Hong Kong Restaurant
3871 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103