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101 Cafe

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American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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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  • Families with children
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Oceanside, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You'll need a little patience, but food is worth the wait. 5 guys who couldn't clean their plates. Kind of place where the customers refill their own coffee. Great atmosphere, food very well priced, corned beef hash passed the test!

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Waukegan, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

They have photos of old donated by the oceanside historical society which helps give it that historical feel. Its a small diner so if it gets busy you may have to wait. I went in and it was not so I grabbed a seat at the bar dining area. I had sweet tea to drink and it was good didnt... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is Americana at it's best. A diner you don't see anymore. Has the décor from days past. Nothing fancy but who cares? Had to have the burger and fries which was very good and filling. Chili was also good. Waitress was very nice and friendly. They even have the music selector at the table to add some flair. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were a group of 6 adults and 3 children. It took over an hour from the time we arrived in the restaurant until the food arrived. All breakfast meals arrived at room temperature (cold). The pancakes were rubbery, hard to cut, and difficult to chew. There was no apology from staff due to the ridiculously long wait and food... More 

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Additional Information about 101 Cafe

Address: 631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: 760-722-5220
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian

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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, Hamburgers, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?