We get excited about discovering the best places to eat or have a drink in communities throughout San Diego.  This list includes some of our favorites Restaurants and Bars in Carlsbad.


Top Restaurants and Bars In Carlsbad


Beach Plum Kitchen


Beach Plum Kitchen

Pet Friendly No Alcohol

This local favorite breakfast and lunch spot is known for their amazing service and mouth-watering food choices. The environment is family friendly and so is the menu, serving; eggs, sandwiches & other American cafe items, plus a patio.


Daily News Cafe


Breakfast in Carlsbad

Pet Friendly

The Daily News Cafe is placed in the heart of Carlsbad Village giving it a beautiful landscape and incredible weather that makes the patio seating a favorite spot for locals. Whether you are yearning for the best homemade French toast, an omnipotent omelet or one of the very best Belly Bomber Burgers, they have what it takes to satisfy your breakfast craving!


Get Creative at Cafe Topes


breakfast in carlsbad

Pet Friendly

This cozy little cafe is known for its amazing freshly baked cinnamon rolls as well as their freshly brewed coffee. This place could not feel more like a home with the best decor in town! Not to mention the breakfast food is to die for. 


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Grab a Coffee At Baba


Coffee shop

Pet Friendly

Baba Coffee is located in the Village of Carlsbad. Locals enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or a craft beer, paired with delicious food in the open air outpost. The combine original creations with Pannikin Coffee & Pastries, Prager Brothers Bread, VG Donuts and Tea Gallerie.


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The Best Sandwich In Town


Board and Brew Carlsbad

Pet Friendly

Looking for something fast and easy without sacrificing flavor and health? Board and Brew is the place for you! Known by locals for having the best sandwiches and sauce around, not to mention they also offer a selection of craft beer. This surf themed restaurant is something you won’t want to miss out on!

They also offer gluten-free wraps & salads!


Fresh & Delicious Swami’s Cafe


Swamis Cafe Carlsbad

Pet Friendly

Looking for the best health food prepared from responsibly-grown produce & locally-sourced ingredients than look no further Swami’s Cafe is the place to go! The options are endless and the food is beyond amazing.

Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian options available.


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Pizza Port Bressi Ranch


Pizza Port

Pet Friendly

If you’re trying to watch your favorite sports team, have a cold one and also get a bite to eat Pizza Port is the perfect place! Best known for its Pizza Port Brewing Company this place sure knows how to pair a great pizza and salad with the perfect beer.


Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar




The Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar is a splashy Japanese eatery serving specialty rolls, grilled skewers with sake and creative cocktails. This sushi bar will not disappoint your craving for the perfect sea food dish. 

Vegetarian dishes are also available!


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Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana


Italian food


Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana is a bit on the pricey side but makes for a great date night. The bustling Italian bistro serves everything from pasta to veal & seafood with beautiful outdoor seating. This place is sure to impress your date with their amazing Italian cuisine and wine pairings. 


Enjoy A Glass of Wine at La Costa Wine Co.


Winery Carlsbad


La Costa Wine Company offers a food and wine experience that leaves customers speechless. If wine and food are your things this is the place for you! The wine and food pairing at La Costa Wine Company is unlike another. 

The Alley


the alley


The Alley is a local favorite lively nightspot with a full bar, karaoke & DJ nights, plus a house band playing weekly. The crowd ranges in age, so you definitely won’t be the youngest or the oldest in the bar. If you are looking for good drinks and a night out, this is the place to go! 

Open until 2:00 am on the weekends.


Hennessey’s Tavern


hennessey's Tavern


This Irish-style pub chain serves breakfast, bar bites, burgers & more in a casual, traditional space. They also offer an unforgettable night experience including; music, dancing and great drinks! 

Open until 2:00 am on the weekends.


The Compass Bar


The compass bar


This Carlsbad nightlife bar offers a great time along with great food. The gastropub offers outdoor tables & red banquettes serving twists on classic American bar food.If you’re okay with crowded and want to meet a different mix of people (21-30 years of age), this is the bar for you!

Open until 2:00 am on the weekends.


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We hope this list help you choose the best places for you to enjoy delicious food and drinks.  But there is so much more to learn about Carlsbad and more incredible places to mix, mingle, eat and cocktail.


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