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Swami's Cafe

1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
760-944-0612
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Ranked #21 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Portland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely acai bowl and pancakes. Definitely stop by when your in town you won't regret it. Nice vibe and good people. Drop in.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Driving past this little cafe we wouldn't have thought twice about stopping here - it was only from a recommendation from a friend, and I am SO glad we went. The food was so delicious. Some real good selections. I had the acai bowl which was so so delicious and the perfect portion. My boyfriend had a black bean burrito... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Local fav for us! We will go for our walk and always stop to enjoy a wonderful filling healthy breakfast! Too many favs, come and enjoy!

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great Lunch stop with good size portions , make sure you try a Smoothie! The place could do with a serious cleaning but what is lacks in that area makes up in the quality of the food

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Fresh and healthy with abundant options (including lot's of vegetarian and vegan). We visited Swami's around lunch time and they were very busy. This is an order at the counter place and they deliver the food.They had a line out the door but despite that, the employees were very nice and welcoming. Our visit to Swami's was on the last... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stopped just needing a little pick-me-up and loved this little place. Although our muffins and coffee (10 varieties from which to choose) were very good, watching others' plates come out will make us return. The staff was friendly and on top of everything and the menu had a wide variety to please all. We're glad we stopped in!

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Wake Forest
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was in Encinitas visiting my brother for 3 days and I went here twice, just for the Acai bowl! The first day, I had also ordered an iced tea which they didn't bring with the bowl and then told me it wasn't on my order....Ummm I paid 12 bucks, I know I ordered it. Anyway, the bowl was delicious!... More

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A good local place to meet and have a great cup o joe. Nice friendly staff, mellow local vibe- everyone is not all screwed down tight. They have small eats and sandwiches too I will have to try beigel and locks etc... The barista even made a neat-o little picture in foam on the top of my coffee, all would... More

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