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Z Cafe

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5256 S Mission Rd, Bonsall, CA 92003
(760) 940-1477
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere and food

The food is good and reasonable priced. The service can be a little slow depending on your waiter and time of day. The patio offers a good view and a relaxing place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
TKO956
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Bonsall, California
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Stopped by on the recommendation of a colleague. Was very impressed with the food and service. Kind of a trendy place with variety of things on the menu. Had the Hawaiian Plate and the 1/2 pound burger on two different occasions. Bother were excellent and hit the spot. Kind of out of the way and doesn't really look like a... More 

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2 Thank TalonFarmer
Bonsall, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The food is good and reasonable priced. The service can be a little slow depending on your waiter and time of day. The patio offers a good view and a relaxing place to eat.

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2 Thank TKO956
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place will give you more than your money's worth...excellent service...lots of healthy choices, atmosphere works for any situation.

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3 Thank susan e
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The food here is very good and reasonably priced. Good bar. Service is better than normal, but the wait for a table can be a little long on "special" nights (such as 2 for 1 pricing on burger night). Locals like it!!!

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3 Thank 1HiFlyer
San Diego, California
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

On Route 76, in the River Village Shopping Center, Bonsall, enjoy not only the sunsets, but also, sunrises or any time a delicious culinary treat-Z Cafe. Open everyday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., this gem offers the most healthy menu featuring several Hawaiian specialties. Original artists' works line the walls and add to the setting. Last night, my daughter... More 

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3 Thank Bruce H
Capistrano Beach, CA
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you are on Highway 76 and see Daniel's Market on the corner of Mission and you need really good food, a drink, and good service, turn on Mission and take the the third driveway to Z Cafe in Bonsall. This place is a series of positive incongruencies: It's in a strip/corner mall in Bonsall but inside is as modern... More 

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4 Thank jsh35715
Fallbrook
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a free Sunday so went out to lunch with my mom & sister. Z Cafe was hopping at noon! 10 minute wait. I hadn't been here in awhile & was glad to see how busy they were! The menu is extensive with quite a few Hawaiian dishes. My sister & I had the fish tacos with avocado ... yummy!... More 

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3 Thank Laurine C
Arcata, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a neat place with a very cool atmosphere. The food is good, and the staff are friendly. The wait can be a bit long, though, and the food can also be a bit expensive (except the sandwiches - you get your money's worth there).

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3 Thank Ashley D
Lancaster, Ohio
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Friends brought me here for lunch while visiting in Bonsall CA. This is a great choice no matter what is ordered. Excellent service, clean and inviting atmosphere. Outdoor seating is inviting. Nice bar available with happy hour serving wine and beer. My choice was the chicken salad sandwich which was tasty and large enough to share. Salads looked amazing! I... More 

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3 Thank Bobbi58
Lakeside, California, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good food to say the least. Quite a variety. My husband had the Monte Christo omelet with ham, turkey, cheese and topped with Hollindase sauce. Also potatoes and toast. More than most people can eat. Took half home with us. I had country friend steak with biscuits on top smothered in gravy, 2 eggs and hash browns.great sandwiches and rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5256 S Mission Rd, Bonsall, CA 92003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bonsall
  • Phone Number: (760) 940-1477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?