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631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-722-5220
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Description: This is the 85th year the 101 Café has conducted business along the...
This is the 85th year the 101 Café has conducted business along the Historic US Highway 101 in Oceanside. One reason for our longevity is that we have adapted to our customer’s needs since 1928. Hours from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM every day. Our goal is happy satisfied Guest.
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tropical pancakes

Served with coconut syrup, these pancakes with pineapple tidbits and banana slices are outstanding. The portions are big and inexpensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
JAYBRETNEY
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Oceanside, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We visit every chance we get while visitng Oceanside. The food is outstanding. The chef makes everything in house. The sauces and graveys are without a doubt some of the best I have ever tasted. The Ladies who wait on the guests make you feel welcome and have great knowledge of the areas history and locals. Just a fun old... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The breakfast was really good at a decent price. The wait staff were very friendly and service was quick.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So many movie stars dined here on the way to San Diego. Now your one of them. Simple dinning, yet fills the stomach. Lots of photos to travel through time. I always take my out of town visitors - a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome! Loved the food. We had the South of the Boarder and the Pile Up. The employees are warm and friendly. Fantastic place to stop.

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Served with coconut syrup, these pancakes with pineapple tidbits and banana slices are outstanding. The portions are big and inexpensive.

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El Centro, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As you go into the 101 Café, you'll think that you just went back in time. The place is not retro, it never went grew with the times, it just stood still, Perfect! The burgers are fantastic, and the malts are......just as good, and you get the metal mixer to finish off your malt. Only us older types will remember... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended & although we have gone by it many times we were afraid it was going to one of those tourist traps. We went there this morning & enjoyed our delicious meals. I ordered their hamburger steak & eggs with sliced tomatoes & vegetable protein bread. Yummy! My husband ordered the chicken fried steak, hash browns &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

French toast, egg and sausage patties cooked to order and served quick. Hubby had pancakes, eggs and bacon. Both meals large portions and less than $25 with the tip! Great breakfast close to Carlsbad and in Oceanside.

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Palm Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

good food friendly wait staff. The biscuits and gravy had nice fluffy biscuits and a nice gravy. The coffee is also good.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A nice little diner. Great food. Good prices. Good friendly service. A lot of nostalgic photos of oceanside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760-722-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is the 85th year the 101 Café has conducted business along the Historic US Highway 101 in Oceanside. One reason for our longevity is that we have adapted to our customer’s needs since 1928. Hours from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM every day. Our goal is happy satisfied Guest.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?