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Green Flash Restaurant San Diego

701 Thomas Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-7715

Green Flash is a great beach side meal stop if you're making your way through Pacific Beach. GF is right along the PB boardwalk just south of Joes Crab Shack and the PB Shore Club. There is indoor as well as outdoor seating. They have the gas warmers outside for temperature sensitive. Not sure exactly why, but the coffee here just tastes better than most. There a few traditional Mexican dishes like Huevos Rancheros which are pretty good and the omelette options are tasty as well. My personal favorite is the "Seafood Trio" omelette. There also have a solid Bloody Mary. Mimosas come in different flavors, and pending how you feel, you can mix and match. The service here meets expectations and the location really makes it a cozy spot to grab a drink or a meal with friends. The only reason Flash doesn't get 5 stars is because the food isn't Hillcrest brunch spot quality, but it's pretty close...

Sunday Brunch. Uh.No. We only came here because the place we wanted to dine at had an hour and 45 minute wait. First of all, the hostess is NOT friendly at all. She looks at you with a blank stare and not even a smile. When we arrived, she told us the wait would be 20 minutes so we sat at the bar and had some bloody marys and mimosas. The bloody mary is premixed and costs $5 per glass. It was ok. We were seated in the outdoor patio area which was nice because it was a beautiful day out. The entire restaurant isnt very big at all. Even their restrooms are single rooms, which in hindsight could be a blessing in disguise. anyway, our waitress was slow to take our beverage order so that was already a bad start. the breakfast menu was pretty standard but the fact that they stop serving certain breakfast dishes after 11AM was super annoying. we're here for BRUNCH, breakfast items is kind of important. anyway, i ordered the seafood omelete for $12 and comes with beans and tortillas or potatoes and bread. i went with beans and corn tortillas. my omelet wasnt bad, it actually had more seafood than i expected and they actually use average sized shrimp instead of the lousy baby shrimps like most places do. everyone else at my table did not find their meals satisfactory. Our waitress also spilled coffee all over our table while refilling some of our mugs and DID NOT even apologize or try to wipe it off! she just simply walked away. So i would say most of the stars I took away is due to poor service with unfriendly staff. The other star taken away is for not having pancakes at after 11am!

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