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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
760-944-0612
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    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
California Vibe, and Great Food

Great Breakfast, Excellent Service, and Great Vibe!! Stopped here for breakfast while waiting for a bakery order, and had a great meal. Will definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great Breakfast, Excellent Service, and Great Vibe!! Stopped here for breakfast while waiting for a bakery order, and had a great meal. Will definitely go back.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Swami's is one of those places we have to visit whenever we stay in Encinitas because it just feels like you're really at the beach. Breakfast is our favorite meal there. It is a beach casual place with outdoor tables so be prepared for a little sun (there are umbrellas in the seating area though) and some rough edges. The... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm a local person who has been to Swami's and left bcs I was offended by several signs they have posted over the entry. One says "Republicans welcome"; another has some pejorative significance for Jews. Not a pleasant thing to see before eating. I spoke with the manager and he actually defended his position of posting such signs. I told... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great low key brunch. A "must do" when we're in town. Eggs (any way), pastries, or just a casual coffee. Expect a wait.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Must get the acai bowl. Great location. Good local vibe. Very casual and know it is a laid back beach place. Not the Ritz. Good portions and menu items.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were heading down the coast to San Diego when we stopped to watched some surfers. We asked one surfer dude if there were any good places to eat. One of his recommendations was Swami's on the 101. We found Swami's just across from Swami's Park (which also has a great view of the ocean). Swami's has a very unique... More 

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Evanston, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good location and great food. A great breakfast and lunch place. Can be crowded. Al fresco dining. Do not miss the acai bowl.

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California
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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
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?