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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Dude, SoCal Beach Breakfast the way it should be

A must stop in Cardiff BTS. Had breakast tacos and burritos with the fam and they were very tasty. They warmed the soft taco shells which is key. The home fry potatoes had bacon, onions and cheese baked in and were amazing and unlike any I have had before. Cool place with genuine surfer motif... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
trueotis
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new york
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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new york
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A must stop in Cardiff BTS. Had breakast tacos and burritos with the fam and they were very tasty. They warmed the soft taco shells which is key. The home fry potatoes had bacon, onions and cheese baked in and were amazing and unlike any I have had before. Cool place with genuine surfer motif. Nice separate coffee bar. They... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Pipes is an obvious mixture of tourists and locals, and why not? Order at the counter and take a seat inside or out. There are some excellent breakfast burritos and a variety of other items (note for those fighting cholesterol - maybe not your place, no sign of Egg Beaters). It was fairly crowded late on a Thursday morning, but... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

good food, large portions, decent price. owner is cool. only bummer is the long line to get food. but that means its well liked

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Typical beach-side cafe offering fresh food and friendly service. The place is packed on the weekends, but everything moves fast. Great place to go when you are at the beach in North County San Diego

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped here for a quick breakfast while on vacation and Pipes did not disappoint! Everything we had was very tasty, reasonable prices and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The only downsides were finding a seat for a family of 5 (2 had to sit on laps) and they are cash only - not a huge deal but we typically... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When I visit the Cardiff area I always stop here. Super generous and delicious breakfast wraps. Not the most comfortable seating but it does the job.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After a run along the beach this is a perfect place to get breakfast. The staff is very friendly. It is order at the counter with cash only. There is an ATM in the restaurant. We sat outside. The only complaint is the chair are resin chairs which are difficult move on the deck.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Unfortunately I had just had lunch so I could try the food. With that said, everyone's meals look great. I ordered the Expresso and I thought I was in Italy.

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped here with my wife to grab a quick bite. Generously sized breakfast burrito and breakfast scrabble more than fed to the two of us. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?