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Pipes Cafe

121 Liverpool, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-0056
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Mesa, AZ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We're always up for a delicious breakfast and especially one at a local place. While on a weekend trip to San Diego, my husband happened upon Pipes and we decided to take a little trip on a Saturday morning. It was a sunny, beautiful June morning about 10am. You order at the counter and there was a line about 4... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

OMG, I haven't had this good a deal for food that is AMAZING ever! We split the two egg potato eng muffin French Toast and it was plenty for only $7

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Valencia, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A friend recommended that we head to Pipes for good burgers. The burgers and fries were incredible. Looks like they have a good breakfast too. The salads also looked good and the view was amazing. Great find! We'll be back!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great service. Kona coffee from the outside espresso bat is so so good. Dishes are large so we stayed getting two dishes for four adults. Outside on the deck, many locals bring their calm and sweet dogs. Loves the burritos and breakfast tacos the best. Enjoyed breakfast there 4 times.

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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We found this cafe by accident. We were searching around Cardiff by the Sea for places to visit and stumbled upon Pipes. This is a terrific little restaurant nestled just off Hwy 101. They have great and very large serving (one serves two easily) and at least twenty different types of mochas and regular coffees. Excellent all around in a... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
33,891 helpful votes 33,891 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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