Nov 20, 2023 - Food and Drink

Brunch any day of the week with Madi in San Diego

A table with pankcakes, a breakfast sandwich and potatoes and two brightly-colored cocktails.

I'll be going back to Madi ASAP. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios

You can brunch daily in San Diego at Madi, a delightful cafe that gives retro '70s vibes with a modern twist.

What's happening: It's a perfect spot to go with a group of girlfriends or on a cute morning date on Adams Avenue in Normal Hieghts.

  • The menu offers a mix sweet-and-savory options that should definitely be shared because that's the best way to brunch.

Menu items worthy of your time:

  • The G.O.A.T breakfast sandwich with ham, egg, Swiss and goat cheese, apricot habanero jam and arugula, plus perfectly crispy breakfast potatoes;
  • Thick and fluffy blackberry goat cheese pancakes;
  • A vibrant and refreshing "motor bike" cocktail: fresh watermelon, tequila, Italian amaro and ginger;
  • The cucumber cooler mocktail with elderflower and lime wasn't too sweet;
  • The waffle churro sticks served with jalapeƱo-blackberry sauce, maple cream cheese and fresh berries.

The intrigue: The mimosas are made with a variety of fresh juices and unique ingredients that feel sort of healthy?

  • There's the vitamin-packed orange pineapple kale, another has blue-green spirulina and one adds activated charcoal.

Of note: Madi is open for brunch every day from 8am-2pm "cause it's the lifestyle you deserve."

Pro-tip: They take reservations or walk-ins. If you have to wait, pop into Kiko + Sven and browse their locally-made goods and gifts.


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