So what can you expect stepping into a bistro named The Mission, strategically located on Mission Boulevard in the Mission Beach neighborhood? Nothing less than artistic and healthy food served in a bright and busy atmosphere.
The bistro uses fresh and seasonal ingredients to create simple meals with complex flavors. It is a rare occasion to be seated without waiting. Focusing on giving back to the community, The Mission is regularly involved in local charities, even using the walls to adorn local artist’s works. Their sandwiches and many of the breakfasts utilize fresh baked breads from the kitchen. My favorite is the rosemary loaf, crunchy on the outside and soft inside, the subtle flavor of rosemary and olive oil is superb. Or try the fresh cinnamon bread used for their famous French toast.
One of the more unique ingredients is the homemade soy chorizo. You would swear it’s identical to the meat variety in looks, texture, and taste. My all-time favorite soy chorizo dish is the breakfast burrito, with black beans, crispy rosemary potatoes, scrambled eggs, jack cheese, cilantro, scallions, tomatoes, and chipotle crema in a large whole wheat tortilla.
There are two additional locations in San Diego: downtown in East Village and uptown in North Park.
©San Diego Food Finds, By Maria Desiderata Montana