Some say that Kensington is similar to Mission Hills, except more inland. Bordered by the Interstate 8, Interstate 15, and El Cajon Boulevard, Kensington is certainly
inner-city San Diego, and yet a refreshing breeze blows through the neighborhood as if it was closer to the ocean. The more urban area near Adams Avenue and
Kensington Drive offers some great shopping and dining venues. Head a bit north or east, and you will find yourself in Kensington's pleasantly quiet residential areas.
Spanish Revival style houses are popular in this neighborhood, and there are plenty of charming houses to be found along the lush tree-lined streets. Few apartments,
a beautiful setting, and easy access to greater San Diego makes Kensington an increasingly popular place to settle down.
Kensington Cafe is a must-visit on your next trip to Kensington. Not only is the café charming and locally-focused, but their food is satisfying
and tasty. While Kensington Cafe is best known for its breakfast and lunch, the owners just introduced a dinner menu to continue serving customers through
the night. Come here enjoy a drink paired with some great food on the outdoor patio.
Oh là là! Bleu Boheme is a popular French Bistro serving classics for brunch such as crêpes and eggs benedict, and crab cakes,
steamed mussels, and duck confit for dinner. If upscale French comfort food sounds good, give this place a visit.
Ponce's is a well-established restaurant serving up traditional Mexican food since the late 1960s. This place is usually busy, but especially so during
happy hour when customers flock to the bar for flavorful and strong margaritas.
While Burger Lounge has several locations across Southern California, it is worth mentioning this local chain. The philosophy at Burger Lounge is to
"do a common thing uncommonly well," and their burgers speak to this. Their grass-fed beef is healthy and satisfying, and their veggie burgers are also
Get your seafood fix with Fish Public's diverse menu featuring all kinds of fresh fish, shrimp, crab, and oysters. They are open for dinner and serve up
some good cocktails as well.
The Haven Pizzeria has a unique selection of pizza toppings that will leave you coming back for more. Definitely try their PBTO: hazelnut pesto, candied bacon,
diced tomato, and caramelized onion pizza topped with mozzarella.
Village Vino is a well-stocked wine bar in Kensington offering specialty wines from around the world. You can order any wine by the half glass, which allows you
to try a good variety.
You can probably guess from "bottle house" that Clem's has a fine selection of alcohol, including wines and craft beers. Or if you're not too keen on drinking,
come here for the deli! The people at Clem's Bottle House can make a mean sandwich.