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Hill Street Cafe

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524 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
760-966-0985
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great patio seat, great service, great brekkie!

We ate breakfast here 2 years ago while in Oceanside and tried it again. This time we got a really nice, shaded seat on the patio and had an excellent server who genuinely seemed to enjoy her job. I eat differently now so I appreciated the vegetarian/vegan options on the menu. (I laughed when my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Helga_Little_Horn
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Toronto, Canada
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Winchester, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful little place, great cozy atmosphere, very friendly staff, happy to accommodate requests, and food was delicious. Lots of healthy options.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

when I lived in Oceanside this and the fish joint were mine and my roommates favorite spots to go. They were walking distance from our house which was minutes from the beach!! The Cafe and The Fish Joint are really the combination of 2 restaurants If you sit outside, you can order from either side.I loved them both and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate breakfast here 2 years ago while in Oceanside and tried it again. This time we got a really nice, shaded seat on the patio and had an excellent server who genuinely seemed to enjoy her job. I eat differently now so I appreciated the vegetarian/vegan options on the menu. (I laughed when my husband tried to order bacon,... More 

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Sylmar, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Pleasant Surprise. They have a very big menu with many choices. The Staff is very Friendly as was the Service. They even offered a bowl of water for Our Dogs. The food arrived quick and was very deliciously plated. We will come again when in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been recommended this cute cafr by a college of mine. We were driving back to LA after being in San Diego. We loved this cafe. Its unique and caters for all diets. Its super cheap too :) Its location is ideal along pacific coastway. Its really picturesque and comfy. The staff were nice and service... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a quiet lunch on the patio, service was excellent. We were in the mood for a light lunch and were in the area. Knowledgable with gluten free choices and we had a tasty lunch. Not sure it's a "must return" place for us but not sorry we gave it a try either.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were coming back to the Los Angeles area from San Diego and decided to pull off the freeway for a nice breakfast. As we were driving down the Coast Highway in Oceanside, we noticed a yellow Victorian house (which we later learned was built in 1888) with the name Hill Street Cafe and Gallery. We weren't particularly looking for... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hill Street has been around for centuries it seems - and while a Victorian home in Southern California is something of a rarity in itself - this restaurant offers what everyone is looking for in a beach town experience. This turn-of-the-century renovated Victorian home has tables tucked in every corner of the interior living areas, the wide exterior sunroom porch,... More 

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Temecula, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we found the food to be over-cooked (eggs rubbery, toast dry). We were very disappointed. Cute place, I might give it a try for something other than breakfast.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was the second place my husband and I stopped for breakfast on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. After our poor experience at Cafe 101 we went down the street and found this place. Would like to say it was wonderful, but we didn't get the chance to find out because we left before ordering. There was one other customer... More 

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Additional Information about Hill Street Cafe

Address: 524 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
Phone Number: 760-966-0985
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
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
Cuisine: Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760-966-0985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
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?