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cafe elysa

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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Casual and relaxing

Have eaten breakfast here several times and have never been disappointed. Great pastries, smoothies and egg dishes. Can get a little crowded during the summer months but worth the wait. Had lunch on my last trip and was very pleased.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Va
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Richmond, Va
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten breakfast here several times and have never been disappointed. Great pastries, smoothies and egg dishes. Can get a little crowded during the summer months but worth the wait. Had lunch on my last trip and was very pleased.

Thank dhk923
Vista, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wherever you go in continental Europe, the sidewalk cafés are everywhere. They are spots to meet friends, hold long drawn out conversations over a cup of coffee that never actually gets drunk. Or you can enjoy a meal while you watch the world go by. Eric's Café Elysa brings this experience to the Coast Highway in Carlsbad, without the European... More 

Thank Peter L
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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301 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little hole-in-the-wall cafe on Carlsbad Blvd. Walk-up counter service with an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. A wide variety of delicious looking pastries are also available Place your order and you are given a number then be seated and await delivery of your order. Limited in-door seating but a large patio available.

Thank Don H
Fallbrook, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mouthwatering pastries & great breakfast choices...eggs, sausage, omelets, waffles and much more or lunch too!

Thank Pete M
Carlsbad, CA
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, I'm embarrassed that I have lived in Carlsbad for some 20 years and only tried this place recently. I'd walked by it hundreds of times and I guess I dismissed it as a "coffee spot" for bikers of the Harley or peddle persuasion. Man, was I wrong! The stuffed French toast is to die for!!! The custard filling is... More 

Thank BlueBoots92008
Lancaster, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Greatest pastries ever. It was cold when we visited, please put more fireplaces outside, since you have so little inside dining. That way we could stay longer and eat more.

Thank Faith W
Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

this is a small outside breakfast or lunch venue.Many local police use it as their go-to place. They are darling young ladies knowing their way around eggs and potatoes and crepes! they get their pastries fresh from the local French pastry shop. a great place to come before or after a walk over at the beach walk between carlsbad village... More 

Thank gloriaas19492468
Cusco, Peru
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place is led by people who care about quality and customer experience. I came 15 minutes early and they stilled served me coffee, trusting that I would return and pay once the register was open and functioning. The coffee is excellent, as are the pastries. Fantastic bakery/coffee shop in a charming part of town with relaxing outdoor seating near... More 

Thank bmayes
Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Very nice place for breakfast, their omelets are great, as is their French roast coffee. Outside seating gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the activity going on.

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Carlsbad, California
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great location in downtown Carlsbad. Decent food, excellent service, nice crowd. Unfortunately, this place seem to be a hangout for police officers? Not good. It totally ruin the place, creeps me out every time I see these uniformed characters. So out of place. Aren't they supposed to be at donut shops?

Thank Beemer C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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