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Swami's Cafe

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American, Californian, Delicatessen
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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
760-944-0612
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Healthy & Delicious

I love this place for breakfast. They have excellent healthy options, their juice drinks are delicious and I especially love their acai bowl. It's usually packed on the weekends but the line moves quickly. Worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
NancyK2
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Encinitas, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place for breakfast. They have excellent healthy options, their juice drinks are delicious and I especially love their acai bowl. It's usually packed on the weekends but the line moves quickly. Worth the wait.

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Glen Cove, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to chill and have some vegetarian delights then go for a stroll at the meditation gardens across the street

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UK
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163 reviews 163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

this place is ultra casual and quite scruffy. Orders are taken at the counter and they deliver the food to your small, crowded and uncomfortable table, which looked dirty. Eggs Benedict was swamped in vinegar and the coffee was bitter. Would not return.

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Chino Hills, California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have been to breakfast at Swami's many time. The acai bowl is my favorite. Ambiance is what I think a person not from California imagines what the California coast is like. Especially on weekends, it can be crowded, but it moves quickly.

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Roanoke, IL
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cafe was recommended to us. Parking is at a premium, it took us quite a while just to find a place to park in this area. You order at the counter, need to find yourself a table (inside or outside) & they deliver your food to you. We chose to eat outside along the street. Food was OK, I... More 

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La Jolla, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went there on Sunday, at around brunch time, so it was very busy and the line was long. I took this as a good sign, seeing as there must have been a reason for so many people to go there. When I went to order my food, the cashier, Jamie, seemed to be in a bad mood, and her... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went for lunch with another couple. What fun. You place your order at the register, reading the menu and special boards while waiting. Then servers bring your food to you at an outside umbrella covered table. It's was fast prompt service. I especially love the signs and comments reinforcing the 1st Amendment. Everything was great.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Swami's is one of our favorite spots to grab a breakfast with a friend or family member. The food is good (not great, so don't get disappointed), and the location is fun - right on the 101. I love their scrambles, but most of the breakfast dishes are good. It's a little funky, but a good kind of funky. Enjoy!

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Palm Desert
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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've bee hearing about this place for a long time. I finally made it. It's a funky place right off the 101 PCH road. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great place to people watch. Many fit people running, walking and biking. The food is good. I had the Huevos Rancheros. Quite tasty and good quantity of food. Price was reasonable too.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

great food at anytime but I loved the chilaquiles, waffles and amazing yogurt plate with fresh fruit and homemade granola

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-944-0612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?