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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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Best breakfast around

Great little breakfast stop... Never fails at providing amazing food and friendly staff. Coffee cart hattached to resturant which is also amazing...best chocolate milk anyone could ask for too. Little cramped to sit down to eat but has to be cause its always so busy cause its so good!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Great little breakfast stop... Never fails at providing amazing food and friendly staff. Coffee cart hattached to resturant which is also amazing...best chocolate milk anyone could ask for too. Little cramped to sit down to eat but has to be cause its always so busy cause its so good!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I come here whenever I go surfing at Campgrounds. I surf dawn patrol and Pipes never disappoints after a good long surf session. They have so many choices of hot and cold coffee drinks. the Barista has been there for years and is the management. In addition, the breakfast entrees are big enough to share. I usually get the acai... More 

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Boulder Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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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, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?