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Clayton's Coffee Shop

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979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
619-435-5425
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 165
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Adorable and Tasty

Cool place, good food, friendly employees and even though it was PACKED, it was only a 20 minute wait. What more could you want?

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Meagan C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cool place, good food, friendly employees and even though it was PACKED, it was only a 20 minute wait. What more could you want?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was always busy, long lines for coffee or take-out. Food was plenty. Childrens chicken strips platter was more than enough. Had fish n chips and were ok. Turkey dinner was ok too. Overall food was good, but nor great. Nothing to brag about. Prices similar tonwhat you'd expect in Coronado. Somewhat fast service for the takeout. We never sat... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

There are two servers running around like maniacs but nothing's getting done. One couple just left because no one waited on them. Another family just waited 10 minutes for a table because no one would come bus it. My brother and I sat at the bar and waited a while to be greeted. Once we were we had to point... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The experience is the thing here; mostly counter seating, big crowds, a lot of energy, good food and service. Expect a wait on weekends.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Clayton's came recommended by the hotel we were staying with. The bus stop is just across the street so its very convenient to take the bus from anywhere on Coronado. Our first morning we got there around9:00 and the they had a 45 minute wait, there are a couple of benches outside and the surrounding area has a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go Back to 70's feeling. Breakfast menu is excellent. Reasonably price. Quick service. Milk shake and pies are a must to eat simple and friendly place. Can't miss .

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our second time, first time back in Summer of 2012. Had a late breakfast on a Wednesday morning. Bit of a wait, the place was packed, but worth it every time. Service is excellent, we ate at the bar, kids loved it! Big plates of food, could probably share with another adult and the menu prices are so reasonable. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We liked the old time soda bar feel. The food is decent comfort type food but not great. Don't order the Monte Cristo if you want a Monte Cristo. Theirs is a panini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent home cooking! Be sure to come early for breakfast in this intimate dinner setting. The food, service and atmosphere is the best. Be sure to add Clayton's to you agenda... You won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Claytons is a wonderful old fashioned dinner and a personal favorite of mine. My son brought us here when last in Coronado and we fell in love with the place.The interior is very small and just as I imagine it was 50 years ago. There is a long u shapped counter and about 7 or so wall boths. There is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: 619-435-5425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?