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Pipes Cafe

121 Liverpool, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-0056
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Pompano Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I met a friend for breakfast at Pipes Café in Cardiff-by-the-Sea while visiting San Diego. He told me that their #1 breakfast burrito was legendary. I have to agree! It consisted of a warm flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado and spicy sausage with pico on the side. The portions are huge and the food is delicious. I... More

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Pipes is a locals hangout. Some guys (like my neighbor Charlie) are there 5-6 days a week. The egg burritos and the breakfasts are big - so come hungry. This is one of our favorite spots after a surf session at one of the local breaks. There is usually a line, but we've found it to be worth the wait!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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198 reviews 198 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We always stop at Pipes for breakfast while in So Cal. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu but love the breakfast egg and bacon tacos. Just terrific. Service is always awesome.

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Tehachapi, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
24,783 helpful votes 24,783 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Pipes is an amazing place. The breakfast's are the best anywhere. Try their burritos you won't be disappointed. Come hungry because the portions are huge. If you come here before 9am plan on a long wait. Parking is horrible but worth the hassle.

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Outstanding breakfast. They offer indoor and outdoor seating and the food was ready quickly and was really good. Bring cash. No credit/debit accepted.

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Encinitas, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you are a surfer, what I am about to say about our enjoying breakfast at Pipes Café will come as no surprise. The place simply stands out among its competitors as the best of its kind. It is a one of a kind establishment, always delivering good-tasting, good-quality, well prepared food by friendly people. Despite the fact that is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice proximity to the beach. Across the street from Cardiff's town plaza. Service is fast. It can get crowded even when it isn't lined up down the street so try to go when it isn't busy (after 9AM). Food is good but not spectacular.

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The burritos and scramblers are all excellent and the Irish Creme coffee is the best coffee in North County.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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198 reviews 198 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We always stop at Pipes when in the area. Love the food especially the egg tacos. Something for everyone. Perfect place.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Pipes is a great local place to have breakfast or lunch in Cardiff. The value is awesome - prices are very reasonable. I particularly enjoy the fact that they also have a coffee bar outside with great lattes. Many times, at less expensive breakfast places, you cannot get a great cup of coffee. Here, you can enjoy breakfast on the... More

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