Carlsbad

Restaurants in Carlsbad

The local coffee shop is filled with skaters, surfers, and the odd pair of senior citizens playing checkers.

For beach picnics, grab a sandwich and ask for vanilla ice cream in your smoothie.

Enjoy a breakfast of huevos rancheros or a Mount Olympus Greek omelet on the patio.

The restaurant is a favorite of skate master Tony Hawk, a Carlsbad resident and dad who loves the pasta with spicy mushroom sauce.

The cavernous, casual restaurant has an open-air dining patio, tasting bar, and a barrel aging room. Sunday brunch, with its carving station, pastry bar, omelette station, Belgian waffles, and even a Mexican bar, is over the top—and the most popular in town.