Hubby has a conference in SD this weekend and we're staying at the Hilton Torrey Pines. Thanks to these boards, we've already made a reservation late Friday night at Costa Brava right after getting off the plane!
But I still need help identifying places to eat breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and then a bakery/cheese shop where I can pick up some desserts and/or cheese for friends who are having us over for dinner. Saw a few mixed reviews of dessert/bakeries but some also have closed since the thread posts so I thought I'd just go ahead and post a new query. I'll have a rental car and am thinking of going shopping at the outlets (not sure which ones yet and would love recs!) so it doesn't *have* to be near Torrey Pines.
We're from SF, so I prefer avoiding Asian food or other stuff that I know we can easily get up here. I'm looking for someplace with classic American breakfasts (corned beef hash, eggs benedict) that is not too far from the hotel if possible and then am game for anything for lunch. Is there anything you think SD offers that is difficult to get up here? Or is there a place that just rocks?
If I could figure out what I'm going to do on Saturday, it would make picking a lunch place easier but I'm just as happy to pick a lunch place first and then figure out what to do later since food is the priority! Budget is not an issue. I am eating alone though, so nothing too formal and stuffy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!