A new eatery from a team that includes the owner of Breakfast Republic is moving forward with replacing the longtime restaurant at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Last fall, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to find a different operator to run the clubhouse restaurant, as the current concessionaire’s 30-year contract ends this August.
A special committee, which included Coronado City Councilmember Whitney Benzian, was tasked with reviewing three proposals which were named finalists. Runners up included proposals from the course’s golf pro and a collaboration between restaurateur Ken Irvine and the Cohn Restaurant Group, who together run Sea180 in Imperial Beach.
Earlier this month, the committee recommended that the city move forward with a concept called Feast & Fareway from a partnership that includes Johan Engman (Breakfast Republic, Fig Tree Cafe), John Rudolph (Harry’s Coffee Shop) and Tom Penn (Real Restaurant Solutions). Benzian told Eater that though it was a tough decision, the committee ultimately chose Feast & Fareway because it offered the most balanced proposal that combined industry experience with vision and style. The hope is that this new restaurant will be more than just an amenity for golfers but also attract the larger community of Coronado and beyond.
Following more negotiations and a final vote, Feast & Fareway should tee off at the golf course this August. Engman’s Rise and Shine Restaurant Group will be managing the project, and a remodel of the space is planned. The restaurant will include a bar and outdoor patio, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner service as well as featuring grab and go foods and catering options.