Candela’s is on Coronado, which is a beautiful little island (peninsula, whatever) just off the San Diego coast. See?
Half of it is military, and the other half is the quaintest place you’ll ever see. It’s home to a fabulous old hotel (The Hotel del Coronado), a precious little downtown area, and shoe box-sized homes that cost a fortune. I love it there.
Our friends had been raving about a breakfast restaurant over there, so we finally decided to check it out. I’m so glad we did! Candela’s is the whole package: great location, good food, good service, and affordable prices. There’s a trend with restaurants on the water to serve mediocre food at inordinate prices, but Candela’s marches to the beat of its own drum.
As you can see in the picture above, it sits right on the water. A whole wall is glass, providing lots of light and a beautiful view of downtown.
On Sundays (they’re not open for breakfast on Saturdays), there are 3 options: order from the menu, pig out at the buffet ($20) or eat and drink mimosas to your heart’s content ($25). Right- $5 for all you can drink mimosas. Sold yet?
I curbed my gluttony by ordering from the menu. Jason did not follow suit.
As we were finishing our meal, the server spotted some dolphins in the bay. We quickly paid the bill and ran out front to watch them from a pier. There were dozens of fins bobbing gracefully in and out of the water.
Jason and I stood watching them until they disappeared. It was such an incredible, unique experience for us. It’s mornings like this one that make living in San Diego so great. And now I want to share it with everybody I know. So come visit me, y’all!