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Encinitas Cafe

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531, Encinitas, CA
760 632 0919
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, traditional breakfast

Although the wait was long (40 minutes), we enjoyed our breakfast and the servers were all very efficient and personable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although the wait was long (40 minutes), we enjoyed our breakfast and the servers were all very efficient and personable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

During a recent trip to Carlsbad, we drove over to Encinitas. If you travel with dogs like we do, you can eat at one of the tables on the sidewalk. I wish we had discovered this place earlier in our trip since there menu had so many choices! We had the chili, grilled tuna melt with avocado and for dessert,... More 

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Evanston, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

An average café and a good stop on Pacific Coast highway. Service was courteous, food OK and pleasant neighborhood atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had the grilled Angus beef sandwich w/ a side of wasabi sauce for dipping!!!!! Equals party in my mouth!!! Dine inside or out! It's delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Passing through this picturesque area along the California coast, we stopped at Encinitas for lunch. While walking along the main street, we came across the Encinitas Cafe. If fancy is what you want, no. But, if you want really good food served well prepared, this is the place. My wife tried the Lima Bean soup with egg salad sandwich. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Met some friends for a late breakfast on a Sunday morning. It was busy with locals, which is great to see. Parking in the area can be a challenge so be prepared but check out the lot behind the place first... You might get lucky! Overall, the experience was solid and the staff was very nice as well!!! My meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went to the Encinitas Café for lunch and some ordered breakfast. This restaurant has been in Encinitas for a long time, sometimes under a different name (the coffee mill ). The location is very close to Moonlight beach. The setting is 50s style and this is where the locals go for food. The service is great, way more than normal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I had 2 meals at this restaurant and each time the food was good. This restaurant offers good home cooking and one of the things I love about this place is the small town feel. Both times locals were 50% of the patrons which to me means the food is well priced, consistently good and the service... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

do not eat at this cafe. We met some friends for breakfast and I ate the worst waffle(it should be named the AWFUL) ever, including frozen store bought waffles. It was not even completely cooked. The 'awful' cost $5.75 and I should have had a red flag go up when the restaurant charged $.75 extra for real maple syrup. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great fresh food made to order! Great service. Can't say anything bad about this place. Try to fresh made milk shakes on the old style spindle mixer. They roast their own turkey breast!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 531, Encinitas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760 632 0919
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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