During my weekend in Solana Beach, I felt like having some brunch one day and came across this little quaint place called the Hide Away Cafe. This cafe is literally a little shack near the beach situated between a parking lot and some other small businesses. It makes up for its lack of square footage with its large portions of good food.
I ordered the Vegetarian Omelet (consisting of: broccoli, sprouts, tomatoes, onions, and a generous portion of cheddar cheese all enveloped in a light and fluffy egg mixture) which also came with a side of freshly sliced hash browns and a couple pieces of toast with jelly. You can choose among a few number of side dishes. This entire meal cost under $9 not including tip and it certainly gave me my money’s worth. The flavorful combination of veggies, eggs, and cheese was just what I needed to start my day before going to the San Diego Safari Park (formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park). The hash browns were a tad on the greasy side but I didn’t mind.
The service was very friendly; our server greeted us right when we opened the screen door. There is no reserved seating so you are welcome to sit wherever you like, inside or outside. Our orders were taken efficiently and the food was delivered just as fast. The Hide Away Cafe although quite small has a cozy atmosphere and resonates the laid-back beach vibe.
I’d recommend this place if you want somewhere to escape the hectic life of the city and just relax with some good food while enjoying the great beach weather. Overall I’d give this restaurant 3.5 / 5 stars: good, hearty food, chill atmosphere, fast and friendly service.