The Crest Cafe in Hillcrest Celebrates 40 Years and Will Host an Anniversary Party on September 27th

Humbled and grateful to have kept its doors open during unprecedented challenges.

The Crest Cafe is celebrating 40 years in Hillcrest by hosting an anniversary party including a DJ, Photo Booth, Full Bar & appetizers. Representatives from the state, city, and county will be on hand to celebrate. 

For the full week of their anniversary, 20% of their sales will be going to Casa De Luz. A local nonprofit that is a collective home for refugees who left their home country in search of a better life.

The Crest Cafe opened in 1982. A San Diego native Hispanic owner-operated third generation restaurant family. Their patriarch, Luis Moreno (1932-2017) known for his business acumen, generosity and exemplary work ethic took ownership of the Crest Cafe in 1985. He along with his daughter Cecelia Moreno continued to build this neighborhood staple through hard work and community commitment. Currently, the restaurant is operated by Moreno, Cousin Chef Ruben and his son Enrique Medina, marking the third generation.

Both the owners and employees are firm believers of giving back to the community. The Crest Cafe is a long-time active member of the Hillcrest Business Association, California Restaurant Association; founding donors of the Hillcrest Pride Flag and soon to be renovated Hillcrest sign.

The diner's famous "butter burger" has even been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, drive-ins and Dives.

"We have been a participant since its inception of The Center Dining out for Life".
"The Crest Cafe is humbled and grateful to have kept its doors open during unprecedented challenges. By following the mentorship of Luis Moreno we hope to be here for many more years to come. We look forward to seeing you at our 40th-anniversary celebration!"

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