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Clayton's Coffee Shop

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

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old Time Coffee Shop

50s throwback featuring American comfort food. Especially popular for breakfast - get there early as a line will form. Kids enjoy the jukebox accessible from booths and counter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Caroline F
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Coronado, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

50s throwback featuring American comfort food. Especially popular for breakfast - get there early as a line will form. Kids enjoy the jukebox accessible from booths and counter.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Step back in time and enjoy the juke box sitting on your table, or choose a seat at the lunch counter! This place is awesome for breakfast. A little pricy, but you pay for the atmosphere and the fact that it's in Coronado. Great service, great food, and a fun place to eat. Don't skip the homemade pie!!!

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We drive to Clayton's for breakfast from Orange County, about 90 miles, twice a week and enjoy every bite that they serve. It's a local's favorite with down home cooking and hospitality. The seating may take some time if your not early but it's worth sticking around for your name to be called. A great way to start the day!

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Hamburg, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Get in early or wait in line for a seat! Small but worth any wait. Food was really good - we ate a meal there each day of our stay. The waitresses were so cute in their special aprons. They were always attentive to our needs.

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Covington, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

50's style diner. We went because we were looking for breakfast and most places stopped serving breakfast already and suggested this place. Which worked out for me because it was the best french toast I have ever had! And more than I could eat! I went back another day and had the club sandwich which is also amazing. My husband... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lovely old-style eatery with genuine duke-box and social seating. Really friendly staff, huge portions (it's the US, what do you expect)...an all round great experience for breakfast.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In all my visits to Coronado to visit family I had always wanted to eat at Clayton's Coffee Shop and enjoy the cool atmosphere of the '50s. As a birthday gift I was taken here to enjoy the juke boxes, milk shakes, soda fountain... all like it must have been 60 or so years ago. The service was excellent and... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went to Clayton's as a family. We arrived at 8am on a Sunday and the line outside was just starting. We only waited 5 min. We sat at the counter and quickly ordered. Food only took a few minutes to come, but was very good. So glad we walked down and did not let the line scare us away.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Where the locals eat. Worth the 20 minute wait. Wish we could have gone back for lunch! Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This unassuming coffee shop is more like a malt shoppe. From the formic counters and tables to the metal cups for the old fashioned milkshake blender, to the soda Jerk dispensers and the working tableside juke boxes. Food is very good. We had breakfast and a pre flight dinner there - the malted milkshakes are not to be missed !... More 

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Additional Information about Clayton's Coffee Shop

Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
Phone Number: 619-435-5425
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?