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cafe elysa

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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
760-434-4100
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6:00 am - 9:00 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, Lunch

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Funky but excellent bakery and restaurant in french style

Another of our families favorites for breakfast. Large tables handle all the family and the coffee, staff and baked goods are first rate. Almond crescents are the best I've ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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English first
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Another of our families favorites for breakfast. Large tables handle all the family and the coffee, staff and baked goods are first rate. Almond crescents are the best I've ever had.

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Ventura, CA
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had lunch here a couple of times while vacationg in Carlsbad, CA. It's a walk up order restaurant with a little indoor seating but mostly outdoor seating with lots of shade. They also have a great bakery with lots of choices of yummy goodies. They bring your order to you when it is ready. The food and service was... More 

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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Within walking distance of the beach, this cafe was a pleasant surprise. The breakfast was hearty and delicious. Pleasant outdoor seating and lots of menu choices.

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Phx, az
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I walked there every morning for coffee on vacation. Each day I was greeted with a big smile by folks you can tell like there job. The coffee is great and the pastries, oh my. just fabulous.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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169 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fresh and fun food on a pet friendly patio, just what we look for on while on vacation. Excellent coffee and pastries that will make you hate yourself as well as huge omelets. Haven't done lunch or dinner there but bet they're good too. Not always the fastest service but worth the wait.

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Peoria, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very busy place, but wait for our food was acceptable. I had a mushroom and swiss omelets and it was ok, very little flavor, I had to heavily salt and pepper it. Hash browns were very blah salt and pepper did not even help it. For was very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Thoughts on in general: A cacophony and array of filthy food and filthy people.....This restaurant is the devil's work:) It is said the way to judge a chef is the way he cooks the seemingly simple task of cooking an egg. To make a long review short: they fail! I have no way of knowing but, i would say the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had to be up early every morning in Carlsbad and had a hard time finding a good place for breakfast. This seemed like most unlikely place for breakfast to us but were we surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and delicious. We will be sure to stop in again on our next visit to... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place to meet the locals over french coffee and pastries made fresh every day. A full breakfast is available and made to order while you wait by the fire pit outside. Delivered right to you with a smile. Just a few steps from the ocean so excercise is easy after.

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Redwood City, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this is a bakery/café. the baker was making cinnamon rolls and coussants while we were having breakfast and the whole neighborhood smelled wonderful. we found locals and the police eating there, so assumed it was good.....and it was.

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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
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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