Not everyone's day starts at 6 a.m. with a jog, cup of green tea and a long commute to work. Just look around the classic diner from another era, Harry's Coffee Shop, and behold all the retirees, plus the few of us all-day breakfast enthusiasts who share the urgency to go nowhere fast.
A visit to Harry's - especially in the early afternoon - is a relaxing escape from the world that's grinding all around you. Maybe it's the pleasantness of classical music playing overhead, air conditioning and the individual pot of coffee you get when ordering a cup that makes the place all the more comfy; either way, food comes fast and all that coffee requires time to drink, so the choice is yours on how long to linger.
Hash browns are a must with your eggy breakfast and always come out crispy and golden fried. They might even be the best in town, heightened, of course, by eating them while everyone else is at work.
Nostalgia sweetens this American breakfast experience even more. Harry's emanates 55 years of history as a family-owned business, making it a place to remember life's simple pleasures, like good ole' diner food and chill company. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with parking in the back.
7545 Girard Ave., La Jolla, harryscoffeshop.com.
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