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121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 632-0056
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
Boulder Colorado
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Quick good breakfast with coffee bar attached. Kind of cramped tables outside. Great fried egg sandwich on English muffin with cheese and tomato. Kinda thought they would have a yogurt and fruit parfait, though.Bring cash!

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by here while passing through on the PCH and must say this place is awesome! The breakfast burritos are huge and delicious. Grab and go chow on the beach and watch the waves and surfers. Hit the surf shop down the street on your way - enjoy the sun and sand while eating some great grub!

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Encinitas, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We are regulars at Pipes and, if you want dine with the locals, this is the place to do it. Reasonably priced and good basic breakfast fare; can't beat it!

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I go here all of the time when we visit the area, nice plentiful portions, bottomless coffee, good quick service, eating outside in the wonderful weather of Cardiff by the Sea, what else could you ask for. I have as yet to have lunch there but I will next time we visit.

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Longmont, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is wonderful spot for breakfast, especially if you've been out in the water for a couple of hours and you need refueling. Breakfast servings are good and large and prices are right, coffee is endless. Very friendly and helpful service. Sit out on the deck on a sunny day and just enjoy how great your life is. It can... More 

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you want local color Pipes is the place! This surfer hangout is a favorite of locals of all ages. I almost always get the Scrambler, which has eggs, veggies, cheese, and tortilla bits. You can individualize your order and there is never a problem. Tomatoes instead of potatoes? No problem. Only egg whites or some eggs and some whites?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good place to hang out and the food is okay but the service at the counter was a little unfriendly, dude seem to have a little bit of a chip on his shoulder...rather rude

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Denton, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Pipes is a bit run down, but the burgers and sandwiches are excellent. Located just off Hwy 101 between Encinitas and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this surfing themed eatery has a simple breakfast and lunch menu. The basic hamburger is the classic with 1/3 lb. of beef and fresh lettuce, tomato and pickles. Autographed posters from famous surfers and a few sports stars... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

For a good bite to eat this is the place. Its a quick café that you can get pretty good food for a great price. Overall was very happy with it. Best bang for your buck in an expensive town. It does get busy and hard to find a place to sit down but if you can the people who... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was a great value for classic American diner food. Nothing fancy except perhaps the coffee. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes in surfer sized portions. Burgers and fries for lunch. Line might be out the door though. Definitely lots of locals there.

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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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