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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
760-434-4100
Today
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent, but convenient.

Good food, but nothing special. Super convenient and tasty baked goods. There's much better coffee in multiple other locations throughout Carlsbad Village.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Eric K
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good food, but nothing special. Super convenient and tasty baked goods. There's much better coffee in multiple other locations throughout Carlsbad Village.

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Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Across the street from Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, very handy for smoothies and breakfast. Quality of food better than some of the reviews I saw.

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San Jose
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had heard about this restaurant from others so we decided to give it a try. Easy to find, walk in read the overhead menu, order then go sit and wait. We picked a table outside as the sun was out but it was windy.................I ordered the ham quiche and found it very tasty and well presented. Hubby had a burger,... More 

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Columbia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Strawberry cream cheese stuffed French toast! Outdoor (and in) dining with large umbrellas and fire pits. The French toast was "melt-in-your-mouth" good, and the omelets looked great. This was recommended to us by a member of Sky's the Limit crew. Thank you!

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Irvine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What a wonderful café! We enjoyed our breakfast so much that we took lunch to go. We had an egg/swiss/bacon on a fresh croissant and an omelette which was absolutely stuffed with mushrooms and ham AND had a beautiful assortment of fresh fruit (enough for both of us)on the side. We were ready for a long day on our bikes.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Located directly across the street from where we lodged, a perfect little place for delicious breakfast and coffee. I had the spicy sausage sandwich on Texas toast, and my husband had the spinach and egg sandwich on croissant .... so good, friendly service, what more could you want?

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Kirkland, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Reasonable prices with delicious pastries and breakfast dishes. Service is o.k. and it can be quite crowded waiting to order since it's a small space but the outdoor seating is lovely and a fun spot to people watch.

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Vista, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Excellent food for people on the "go". Many folks bike in or stop by during a surfing excursion. The patio is large with many tables; all the seating is outside.

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Oceanside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Right accross the street from The Wonderful Carlsbad Inn Beach and resort, you will find Cafe Elysa. Very charming with indoor and outdoor sitting as well as fire pits to keep warm in a cold morning. All fresh ingredients, great breakfast items, coffee and sandwiches, perfect way to start the day!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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168 reviews 168 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Pretty much once we found this gem breakfast was all set. It does do sandwiches but we never tried it for lunch. Every morning I headed over for fresh out of the oven croissants. We had a full breakfast there as well that was wonderful. Great find.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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