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101 Cafe

631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-722-5220
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Ranked #55 of 314 Restaurants in Oceanside
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ate here for lunch and had the burger plate. The burger was average, the fries had a mealy texture and the service was bad, I had to keep popping up to get service. The onion rings were the best part of the experience. I don't think I have ever had fries that I left on the plate.

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Escondido, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good down home cooking, lots of comfort food, cool pics on the walls & info on local history. Blocks from the beach

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Husband and I went in for Breakfast on Sunday..it was busy, and only one waitress for the whole place till 9 a.m...ok, she did a good job and was friendly and the food was good. However, we went back a second time on Monday morning..7:30 a.m. not a soul in the place, and a different women was the waitress and... More

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Eugene
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was ok, service started out good but did not last long. We are visiting our time share and I kind of got the feeling if you were a local fine but tourists, are second fiddle.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have eaten here on and off for years and the food is always good and the service always friendly. Great place to grab breakfast or lunch with friends.

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lakeside or
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Best Spanish omelette I've had in a long time!! We were there for Old Times Sake-and had a great breakfast.

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Inyokern,CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is one of those places you just can't afford to miss. Face it, we are exposed to so many restaurants that if one stands out it has to really be good. The 101 Cafe in Oceanside is sure in that group of stand out restaurants. From the easy and ample parking to the great historic photos on the wall... More

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Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Couldn't leave town with stopping in for breakfast (also open for lunch) at this historic cafe, located on Hwy. 101/Coastal Hwy. Our breakfast was good, hearty, and reasonable. Coffee was very good. Enjoyed the photos on the walls outlining the history of this cafe. Service was prompt and friendly. Glad we stopped, and would go back when in the area!

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Penticton, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The easy to find restaurant is right on one of the main roads of Oceanside with plenty parking. We received good service with a direct look and an easy smile, good proportions of delicious food at reasonable prices. The chilli was excellent. The décor was historic while the seating areas looked newly done with black bench like comfortable seats.

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Plano, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Pros: We arrived @ 2 minutes before closing and started to go elsewhere but the waitress insisted we stay if we liked. She made the place. She played with my granddaughter and gave 5 star service. Cons: The food & prices were OK.

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