This is mmm-yoso!!!, the blog o' food. Kirk, ed (from Yuma) and Cathy like towrite about their eating adventures here. You like to read about said adventures. Here is a small adventure from Cathy.
Hello. There is this hole in the wall place, Ryan's Cafe, which is frequented by USD students and anyone who notices it. It is on Linda Vista Road, one block east of the Starbucks which is at Morena Boulevard. In the same mall with a taco shop and donut place...We have a soft spot in our hearts for small restaurants near colleges, because those are where The Mister and I went on all of our dates when we were at University, before we married.
The banners advertising the specials get you in, then there are more selections on the board behind the register...
We decided to try one of the breakfast specials:
Bacon, eggs and pancakes, $4.50. Two slices of thin crispy yet flavorful bacon, two fluffy fresh scrambled eggs, excellent pancakes, fluffy and with crispy edges and with a sweetness that did not need syrup.
I was in a no-meat mode and chose the breakfast pita ($5.45). I like the flatbread here- very fresh and thick. The 'pita' bread is topped with a good amount of Provolone cheese, which really gives it flavor, especially when melted (not unlike when you get Provolone on a pizza...another post). The egg is topped with sauteed onions and green peppers and this combination of flavors is just perfect for me.
If you are in the neighborhood, do stop in- breakfast is served all day. So are fresh fruit yogurt smoothies. A good portion of the food is Middle Eastern (Gyros, schawarma, hummus and yogurt based sauces) and there are lots of vegetarian selections and any of the items served on a pita will be a good choice. Students at USD know that Ryan's delivers.
Ryan's Cafe 5201 Linda Vista Road (between Metro and Napa) San Diego 92110 (619) 294-5755
Open 7 a.m. M-F and 8:30 a.m. Sat and Sun Website