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243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA
Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First time in, and liked it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
george p
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Took the better half and had brunch and some drinks. Foods good drinks are better. Fun for a group of 4 but 6 is to much. Can get really busy but the staff is always trying to fix that. Go and try it.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stopped by for,breakfast,and took a table on the heated patio. Fun to watch the strolling parties. Started with two lattes,served in good size bowls. My wife.ordered their,special French toast,with warm apple slices and a side of crispy. Bacon. I ordered the,breakfast sandwich. (Huge). I just finished the second half this morning. Still yummy..... Try this spot I highly recommend... More 

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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live in San clemente and this is our favorite restaurant after Nick's. They have really good unusual iced tea that they brew at the table and you pour on ice when it's ready. The Raspberry is delicious. All of the portions are large, so be prepared to split them. Not alot of seating room, so sometimes you have to... More 

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Antoine_Price, Owner at Cafe Mimosa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words hope to see you soon and cheers from our family to yours More 

San Clemente, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well, every Sunday my husband and I are having Breakfast at Cafe Mimosa's. The menu is so good and fresh, we always get something new. The specials and the bake goodies 👍 So the next time your thinking of breakfast and your by San Clemente on a Sunday come join us! 👫. When your done check out the farmers market... More 

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Antoine_Price, Owner at Cafe Mimosa, responded to this review

Thank you guys!! when you think your on top of social media BOOM theres another forum! ha well i just wanted to say thank you for the shout out!! Cheers, Antoine More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?