Night and Day Cafe

San Diego

In its current tight quarters since 1954, this Coronado cafe doles out both Mexican and American comfort foods until late, and 24-hours on the weekends (when you need carne asada, you need carne asada). The narrow rust-colored space has just three small tables buttressing one wall, a curved bar lined with stools and maybe a few chairs outside, but the motto isn’t “Not many seats. Just great eats.” for nothing. We’d suggest you air on the Mexican side of the menu (breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, shrimp tacos) but if you go gringo on a Denver omelette, it’ll still satisfy.