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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 23
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
What more could you ask for for lunch?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Capistrano Beach, CA
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Capistrano Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Fallbrook
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Arcata, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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Lakeside, California, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Fallbrook, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Z Cafe is hidden in the back of the Bonsall Shopping Center. Park in back for easy access to the second floor dining area and bar. This is a new location very nicely done. The menu is better than most in the Fallbrook area and the quality and quantity are both excellent. At lunch, I had a mahi mahi... More 

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Seattle, WA
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Fallbrook/Bonsall. Food is good although they don't always have the highest quality ingredients. The cook does well with what s/he has. It can get very busy on weekends.

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Bonsall, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We keep going back... and usually it is dependably good... but it is always too cool... high ceilings... fans running... and it just isn't a comfortable dining experience. There is a seating area with lower ceilings... but it is not open all the time... so have never tried it. But yesterday we had a terrible experience that is the reason... More 

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Bonsall, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is mediocre. The place is very nice as far as ambience. On Tuesdays and Wednesday they do have specials, like Taco Tuesday, and Burger Wednesday.

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Bonsall, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I like the mombo Wambo (?) it is rice bed with 2 eggs and beef patty topped to gravy...mouth watering.

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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

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