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Pipes Cafe

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121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 632-0056
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Excellent breakfast.

Great food and friendly service. Have been there several times and have enjoyed every time! Sometimes difficult to find a place to sit so be prepared for that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
markhallen
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great food and friendly service. Have been there several times and have enjoyed every time! Sometimes difficult to find a place to sit so be prepared for that.

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ENCINITAS
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Looking for GREAT food at reasonable prices??? Stop looking go here....hands down the best!!! Especially before and after fun right across the street at the Beach!!! You will LOVE Pipes!!!

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Pipes is a very small little beach side place to eat with great breakfasts (free coffee refills), sandwiches and burgers! We went for brunch so some of us got breakfast items, while others got lunch items. I was torn between a breakfast burrito and the burger and the guy taking our order at the register said he'd buy my burger... More 

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Lund, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stumbled over this place by chance. Plenty of cool, autographed surf posters on the walls. It's virtually a surf museum with excellent food

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Brentwood, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After reading such great reviews on Pipes Cafe I had to check it out during my recent visit. Breakfast wasn't great at all.....just barely average. Way too much pepper....everything was so dry. I will go somewhere else next time I'm down there. Rather go to Starbucks across the street from it.

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Encinitas, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is a Cardiff icon; been serving up some of the best breakfast burritos in town for 20 years. Their prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you get & everything is delish! Lines are common but move quickly & seating is somewhat limited so just be patient.

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Indiana
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Get your own food, yep! Eat on paper plates, yep! Crowded seating, yep! Crowds out the door, yep! 3 people, under $30.00, yep! Fun filling way to start another great beach day!

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Niagara Falls, NY
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great atmosphere for a seaside cafe (not quite seaside, but close). We went for the breakfast and it was served quickly and hot! You'll love this place!

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Encinitas, California
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If mixing into the surf crowd with inexpensive good food just yards from the beach......then you found it in Cardiff. Usually a fast-moving line to get your order in, but it is so worth it. Great food and and a fun vibe!

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San Diego california
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Looking for a great local breakfast spot. This is it. Huge portions freshly cooked. Lots of choices. Wooden tables on the patio give you a glimpse of the ocean. Very casual. Good prices. For the hungry person who wants to roll out of bed or come out of the water for a great meal.

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Additional Information about Pipes Cafe

Address: 121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: (760) 632-0056
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: (760) 632-0056

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?