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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 42
    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
Great "California" simple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
LakeGastonRetired
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came for breakfast on a Saturday morning. I ordered the Vegetable Omelet and Very Berry Smoothie. It was delicious. The service was fast. The price was reasonable. I loved the ambience and kindness of the employees. The breakfast was so filling, I didn't feel like eating for the rest of the day.

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Garden City, NY
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great Cafe that we spotted on the side of the road as we were out exploring Tide Pools. We ordered a healthy and delicious lunch at the register, found a table and enjoyed the sunshine. Very casual with outdoor and shaded seating. Delicious burritos, sandwiches & kids quesadillas. Perfect for a quick, delicious lunch in a laid back environment.

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Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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103 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
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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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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80 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?