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Lei Lounge
4622 Park Blvd.
619-313-2273
www.leilounge.com

For an upscale but casual dining experience in Hillcrest, this fabulously glamorous Asian (mostly Thai) restaurant provides the perfect spot to enjoy the plush seats and dramatic lighting. 

Urban Mo's Bar & Grill

308 University Ave.
619-491-0400
www.urbanmos.com

Urban Mo's is a hetero-friendly gay restaurant that makes the best burgers in town.This is the kind of place that doesn't serve a cocktail without a plastic animal. 

Babycakes

3766 Fifth Ave.
619-296-4173
www.babycakessandiego.com

Much more than a bakery, this coffeeshop offers the best cupcakes in town, plus dessert drinks that are as delicious as they are intoxicating. This Hillcrest favorite hangoug brings in the crowds for decadent brunches as well. 

Harvey Milk's American Diner

535 University Ave. 
619-295-2747
www.harveymilksamericandiner.com

With a name like that, you know it's going to be a gay hangout. Dishes at this popular coffeeshop include the Stonewall Breakfast (biscuit topped with sausage cream gravy, two eggs, meat and potato) and Hash It Out (corned beef, chicken or chorizo sautéed with grilled seasonal vegetables, topped with two eggs and a side of potatoes).