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Perry's Cafe

475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
619-440-5724
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Ranked #64 of 288 restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Apr 10, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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58% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Calgary
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is getting tired and needs an update. The breakfast was average with cold home fried potatoes and bad coffee. I'll skip it next time.

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El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

So had not been here in over a year and decided to give them another try, Nothing changed Starts off midweek and the tall lady with glasses at the register is just the rudest cashier ever, do not know why she has lasted all these year. She always has an attitude. My Over easy eggs were undercooked, I like them... More

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The prices were okay but I didn't really care for how the eggs were cooked and the tortillas. The waitress was nice.

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Poway, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Perry's is a plainspoken diner; the atmosphere is informal, as are the servers, and the location is in a fairly industrial section of El Cahon. However, magic happens in the kitchen. Their breakfast dishes are outstanding, especially the frittatas -- there is something for every taste and nationality, including Italian, Mexican, Meat-Lovers, Vegetarian and other options. Their frittatas are like... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

On Sunday, July 28, 2013 my husband and I wanted to find a new place to eat here in El Cajon. So we looked up different cafe's and Perry's Cafe sounded good and they had rave reviews so we decide to try it and what a disappointed it was. After having lunch we could not understand all the good reviews... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Food was perfect. Walk out of super 8 right in to cafe for breakfast. Location wise it was on downtown el cajon kind of like not safe side of town.

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I popped in here for a lunch with my elderly Father and had a pleasant surprise. First of all, my father was given assistance to a table (he doesn't walk well), the place was clean and smelled clean. The menu is great, old fashioned diner food with a huge range of food. I had a Patty Melt with fries and... More

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant is a busy happening place! Surprisingly, you don't wait long to be seated. And, servers are on it. Great value for the money. Lots to choose on the menu. Be prepared to see lots on your plate! We've been mostly at the their other busy hot spot on PCH & Rosecrans. It gets very loud with all the... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Ok! First off, we got lost finding this place. Second, it's a cafe serving cafe style food! The place is neat because its older and reminds me of a diner. Now the food was ok. I had French dip it was very dry thank goodness for the au ju. My kids had chicken fried steak it was ok a little... More

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El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Once upon a time this was the place to have breakfast. no More. Service is slow and poor, food is OK they need Perry to but it back and come run it.

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