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121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, 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
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542 reviews 542 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent and famous local breakfast joint! They have some serious breakfast burrito options and the place is packed with locals so be ready to wait.

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Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This surfers' local hangout is tops for breakfast. Offering large plates for a steal. The daily special (2 pancakes, scrambled w/ ham and an English muffin) for only $7 is enough to feed two. Even the OJ is fresh and the coffee is just as good, but you need to try their freshly baked banana bread as you wait for... More

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San Rafael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the best lunch spot in the Encinitas-Cardiff area. Unpretentious and modestly priced surfer's venue. The salads are outstanding--especially the chicken caesar salad. Good breakfasts, too

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North Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Me and the wife decided to cruise up 101. Stopped in here for breakfast. Obviously, it's a locals hangout, so we figured it would be good...it was. I had 2 pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon. Delicious! Bacon fried perfectly! Coffee was delicious too. Great little place to eat! Cash only, no cards.

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Fast, good, and always consistent! The best and largest breakfast burrito on the planet! Everything is made to order and always fresh.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Pipe's Cafe was recommended to me by a local when I was vacationing there from Chicago last month. They have the biggest and best breakfast burritos and the coffee was excellent. Very laid back surfing atmosphere and great service. I'll definitely be returning to Pipes next time I'm in town!!

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great big breakfast in a casual setting near the beach. It's run by surfers which is obvious from the decor and leisurely pace. Get there early or be prepared to wait for a table and bring cash!

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Mesa, AZ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
Cuisine: American

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