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243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-481-6780
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for lunch

This is a small place on the main downtown street.We go here often for breakfast or lunch after a walk on the San Clemente pier. Their house salad is delicious with all fresh ingredients. The chorizo is very filling.Their menu changes with season.But everything is flavorful.The staff is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
cruisequeen1947
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

there is no better food plated for breakfast. GO. Period. & go again. Oh, ...Mimosas. Do. Unique, eclectic, good. The weekends get slammed packed with locals to visitors from all around. The earlier the better. Epic cups of coffee.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small place on the main downtown street.We go here often for breakfast or lunch after a walk on the San Clemente pier. Their house salad is delicious with all fresh ingredients. The chorizo is very filling.Their menu changes with season.But everything is flavorful.The staff is very pleasant and the place is very clean.Their pricing is reasonable.Since their... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Perfect place for weekend brunch - almost everything on the menu is fantastic. It does get crowded so going early makes it a little easier but definitely worth the wait.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An excellent choice for coffee and...breakfast, lunch or dinner. On Paseo on the way to the beach, this cafe has limited seating but excellent food. A great place to while away a morning.

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Sacramento, California
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188 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We tried this place for a late breakfast on our most recent trip. A small place, just below the center of town, it offers big flavors and outdoor seating, protected from sun and elements when need be. A very wide selection of Mimosas (I tried the elder flower, and it was very good), plus Benedict's, scrambles, and the other usual... More 

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San Clemente
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to meet friends for breakfast. the food is always wonderful and the menu changes with the seasons Very friendly staff. there can be long waits on the weekends

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

During a recent stay in sunny, seaside San Clemente, we were introduced to a lovely little cafe along Avenida Del Mar, aptly named Cafe Mimosa. It was a real find! We bookended our week in SC with two stops at this relatively small brunch, lunch and dinner stop. Limited indoor and outdoor on the porch seating is available. Sorry, no... More 

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San Clemente, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a gem of a restaurant in our seaside town . The brunch and lunch menu offers a wide selection of wonderful dishes that will delight anyone. The portions are large and very satisfying. They are proud of their prices, but that is easily accepted when you taste the high quality ingredients prepared in expert French technique. Highly recommend... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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103 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Price was reasonable, too. Recommend you try it. You will not be disappointed. We are from Ashland, Oregon, home of a kazillion excellent little boutique cafes. This one compares with the best.

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Mission Viejo, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Met my client here and it is a cute little restaurant- with outdoor patio. Noticed lots of groups of women. The lunch was great- sandwich and soup- delicious. I would recommend for a quick, light lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-6780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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