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Budget Cafe

832 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-7017
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Ranked #62 of 99 restaurants in Lompoc
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

27% Recommend
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English first
Hayward, California, Usa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Everytime we visit our family in Lompoc we have breakfast at The Budget Cafe before heading home. We have eaten at others but this has been the best overall. It is always busy but we never have trouble getting a table - even when there is a large number of us. No frills, no thrills, just good home cooking. I... More

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Lompoc, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stop by there on weekend days for lunch but usually have one of their good breakfast menu items. They still use the pink stuff for coffee sweetener. Would appreciate Splenda much more.

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Lompoc, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well-placed on the corner of an old strip mall right on Highway 246 on the eastern side of town, this place sure is easy to find with plenty of parking. It's fixed up a lot more nicely than most cheap restaurants though you don't get much in the way of a place setting or anything. The service is quite good... More

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vandenberg village, ca
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146 reviews 146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Three of us went for lunch and we all decided to order breakfast. The service was good and the coffee cups were kept full. All the commented on the quality and portions. All above average and the prices are friendly.

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Moreno Valley, California
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354 reviews 354 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Sorry, but the Budget Cafe is definitely not worth stopping at although it is tempting due to being so close to the higher-class O'Cairns Motel. Most of the tables, menus, seating and so on have a very worn look. The food is below average and typical of the "greasy spoon" stereotype. Some may find it charming but the place lacked... More

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Los Angeles, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had breakfast here a couple of times this past weekend. Large portions and perfectly acceptable, but nothing special. Based on some of the other reviews, I'm not sure I'd try anything from their lunch or dinner menus, but breakfast is served all day so I didn't need to worry about that.

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Lompoc, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

6/25/2013 A friend pulled in here last Saturday morning, and having been here before I was reluctant but didn't ask him to keep driving, so we sat and ordered. Food cane quick enough, but it would have been better to have not come at all. My scrambled eggs were burned on the outside and raw in the middle, hash browns... More

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Santa Barbara, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Love it here!! The people are very welcoming and the price is perfect! We come here often! We love the breakfast menu!!

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Lompoc, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The food took a long time, and it showed. Eggs, toast and biscuits were stone cold. Corned beef hash was too salty to eat, and my hubby's bacon was greasy and barely warm. Water glasses were dirty, and the coffee tasted old and burned. Horrible, we will not be back!!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Use to go every Sunday for breakfast but no more. Over the years any money made has been taken out and not spent on restaurant. Floors are dirty and sticky. Seats are worn and ripped. Tables worn and chipped. Food is good and the staff when we were there were friendly and very busy. But what got me the most... More

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