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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
760-944-0612
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Ranked #41 of 255 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
La Jolla, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
60 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We dined here for lunch after a visit to Hansen's Surfboards next door. We had a wonderful, lite lunch that provided something for everyone in our family. Eggs and toast at 2:00pm for my little one, a yummy fresh veggie and fruit juice for me, and a huge club sandwich for my husband. Loved the funky beach vibe and tasty... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This little hole in the wall surfer hang-out is across the road from Paramahansa Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship Retreat Center in Encinitas, offering really tasty breakfast and lunch fare. The order area is graced with a mural of the great guru surfing in his orange dhoti, a nice humorous touch. You place your order at the front counter and the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I love eating here whenever I'm in town. Seating is mostly outside and surfer casual. The Breakfast items are especially good. Also great are the sandwiches at lunchtime. I have been here sevetral times and never been disappointed.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very casual place with good fresh food. The Acai bowls are amazing and so was the breakfast burrito.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Birthdays are made for weekends, unfortunately my Daughter's birthday was today a Wednesday. She told us she wanted to have lunch at Swami, a beachside dive in Encinitas, CA.It's not the most beautiful place, but it was perfect. Order at the counter and they bring the food to you. The restaurant sits across the 101 from the beach, so the... More 

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Additional Information about Swami's Cafe

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

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