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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Casual Breakfast

This is a regular stop on our breakfast out list. Food is clean and there is a great vibe. Kids love it here too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Encinitas, California
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Carlsbad, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best breakfast (OK, one of the best) you'll ever have. There are almost too many selections. Once you decide on one thing you see another and another and the problem begins...what to have? The solution is to keep going back. With multiple locations in North County it is easy to get to and enjoy breakfast whenever you want.

Thank Thom P
Joshua Tree
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very popular restaurant/cafe...however, a little too natural, organic for our "out to dine" tastes. Please understand it is just not our type of meal when dining out.

Thank ckahla
Encinitas, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular stop on our breakfast out list. Food is clean and there is a great vibe. Kids love it here too.

1 Thank Efshany
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were.treated to lunch by a friend. He choose Swamis. We waited,in line about 5 minutes then ordered and paid at,the counter. We were given a number to take to our table. ,Beverages are self serve. Seating is a bit tight. We did get a table right away. Table and chairs could have been cleaner. I wiped... More 

Thank Computernana
Arezzo, Italy
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388 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Really good place for breakfast and or brunch/lunch . Always quite busy at the week end , all food made to order . Great omelette and burritos . My yogurt smoothie with Apple banana and raspberry was totally delicious .

Thank paolok66
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places for breakfast/lunch while staying at my family's place in the North County. The Acai bowls and Chilaquiles are delicious, as are the fresh juice and smoothies. It is kind of a divey, hole in the wall spot, but charming in an old school California beach way. The food is always fresh and delicious. My son... More 

Thank SamPav
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Because of the name I though it would have plenty vegetarian options, but nope. Just a couple of them. :( We had a salad and guacamole with chips. They were good though... ;(

Thank Amarianir
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Excellent food with very fresh ingredients. Small and parking is a bit tricky because it is on the main drag, but worth your time.

1 Thank Queenbeemel
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Waiting over 25 minutes for a simple shake when the restaurant wasn't even that busy. Under staffed and poor service made it a waste of time for a quick bite. Not worth the wait.

Thank Tom_Stephens83
San Diego, California
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232 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fresh. Descent menu. Hippy type lots of grains, salads eye. Nice waitstaff. Furniture was not comfy. Coffee sucked

Thank Pookeygirl

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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?