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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 #26 of 225 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
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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
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274 reviews 274 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stopped in for lunch last week and were not disappointed! Swami's has massive burritos, enough to split one if you both like the same kind. Otherwise, you will have leftovers, or, if you've just finished surfing, maybe not. We both favor the black bean burrito + chicken. I had the beetroot juice - YUM. This is the kind of... More

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San Diego
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Order at the counter, get your number and sit down outside. Located right on Hwy 101. The service isn't the quickest….but it's a yummy place to eat. Dog friendly, head to shop at Hansens Surf next door and walk across 101 to the Self Realization Mediation Gardens… Great little local spot.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Swamis is great any time of the day but I really enjoy their breakfasts. I had their Acai bowl and it was fantastic, I ate the whole bowl! I have also had their pancakes and breakfast burritos, which are equally as good. The lunch menu is just as good and extensive, I highly recommend this place if you are look... More

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