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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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    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
A nice surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Don W
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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tucson
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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sequim
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although it was dinner time, I had a terrific Greek omelet. Good service, a good selection of items, comfortable booths.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a very nice breakfast with large servings. Service was fine. We liked Diner 101 (across the street more) for breakfast --- but Encinitas Cafe was also very nice and we recommend either.

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San Marcos, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Encinitas cafe is a great little place off of Coast Highway Encinitas. Great for any meal. But love breakfast here have been coming here for nearly 15 years. The food is great love the banana walnut pancakes my wife likes the oatmeal pancakes. The staff has always been very friendly.nice outside seating to enjoy the weather. Definitely give it... More 

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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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