The Mission

J and I love starting our day with casual breakfast dates, so today I want to invite you along to one of our favorite San Diego brunch spots, The Mission.

It’s a short walk from where we live- only about three blocks.  The Mission is in an old house with a yoga studio up top.  We’ll enter past the coffee bar and be escorted to a little table to enjoy our meal.

The server will greet us warmly and provide a long menu with any breakfast dish you can dream of.  Order anything- nothing disappoints.

J’s favorite is the zen breakfast, which is a plate piled high with braised tofu, egg whites, veggies, and brown rice.  He usually adds a big fluffy pancake, and I always steal a few bites.

I love the zen breakfast, but my heart belongs to their soy chorizo breakfasts.  I usually order the soy chorizo burrito which tastes so convincingly meaty that I can’t honestly tell the difference.

We’ll leisurely enjoy our meal and chat about the day ahead.  He’ll ask me about the blog, and I’ll ask him about his workouts and poker.  We’ll talk about our upcoming trips and other miscellaneous plans.  When his plate is clean and my belly is full, we’ll ask for the check and be on our way.

It’s such a nice way to start the day and enjoy each other’s company before the day’s craziness sets in.  Of course work and travel prevents this from being a daily ritual, but we strive to make it happen a couple of times a week.  I don’t think it’ll ever get old.

What small meaningful rituals do other couples have that keep them close?


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17 Responses to The Mission

  1. You’re kidding me! I used to work right next to the mission (teaching yoga at Crossfit East Village) and would stop there almost everyday for a latte or mocha. Enjoy a $5 mimosa for me!

  2. arayofsun says:

    My best friend just returned from San Diego where she was visiting her boyfriend who is stationed there in the Navy. I’m going to send your recommendations her way!

  3. albucco10 says:

    Grabbing breakfast is one of my favorite things to do…for some reason, it’s just one of those meals that feels extra-special when you grab it out (especially with a handsome guy!). Your burrito looks AMAZING!

    The Glossy Life

  4. Rachel says:

    I don’t go out for breakfast much with my boyfriend, but we do go out for dinner a lot. And this sounds stupid, but we LOVE buying the seasonal Hershey Kisses and trying them together. Who knew that have different flavors for each month/holiday?

    Life Unsweetened

  5. Lily says:

    Ooh I love San Diego, I miss it! Your brunch looks delicious! I love when the hubs and I have time to go out for breakfast, but even if not, we’ve shared hundreds of cups of morning coffee together, which I love. 🙂

    • I wish my man enjoyed a cup of coffee (or wine). They’re two of my favorite things to sit and enjoy, but unfortunately he’s more of a water guy 😦 I think couples on coffee dates are super adorbs ❤

  6. says:

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