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Cafe Rae

Californian, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Healthy
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1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
949-492-8480
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky cafe with down home food

I had the special which was date and coconut pancakes! Super delicious! Waitress was so friendly, explained everything well and attentive. In a strip mall and cozy with great value for your dollar. People could easily share as the portions are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Majimay
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the special which was date and coconut pancakes! Super delicious! Waitress was so friendly, explained everything well and attentive. In a strip mall and cozy with great value for your dollar. People could easily share as the portions are great.

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San Clemente, Risaralda, Colombia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

THis is not a Brunch house and it is not High end. Casual eats in a colorful restaurant. Food is Excellent and revolving specials are always good. THe Huevos Rancheros is unique and excellent. Brisket Omelettes and coconut Date Pancakes are the norm here. This is a regular for me and I never get tired of it. Weekends you may... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great California atmosphere with beautiful batik hangings on the wall of this cozy small cafe. The pancakes are the size of Bruce Springsteen albums; the breakfast sandwich on focaccia bread was tasty with fresh tomatoes, zesty sauce and an egg. Our three teenagers gave it 2 thumbs up!

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San Clemente, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very local feel to this place. Owners are always there, and working their tail off. Breakfast is consistent and always good. Well priced

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Adorable, cute (small) place. Sunny decor. Very fresh food. I had the RAE salad with grilled chicken and it was delicious. Brought back some cookies for my husband and he loved them.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We loved this place. The food was fresh, we watched the chef cut the veggies from scratch, and the portions were considerable. The prices are mid-level and WATCH OUT for the drinks price ... $5.00 for coffee and hot tea. This is a locals place, most delicious, greatly friendly.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We happened upon this wonderfully and trippy breakfast spot and since we prefer local restaurants decided to try it. Wow we were glad we did! Even though the sole employee was our order taker, cook and bussed he was friendly. We did not have to wait long and even though I'm very picky about how my eggs are cooked, they... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This husband and wife team are amazing! Food is hearty, creative, and above all, delicious! Plenty of options for everyone... they allow all sorts of substitutions for different diets. Small place so its best first thing one the morning. Do yourself a favor: next sunday, grab breakfast at 8 here and stroll the farmer's market afterwards... :)

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Coleman, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

. . .only because it is already small, a little loud, but oh so worth a visit! We just happened upon this place, but I can say it was and is one of our most favorite places! Friendly, creative menu with specials, and small, but fun! I had the special huevos ranchos with Cuban chicken...so good! We also ordered the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cute and unique interior. Blueberry, coconut pancakes to die for. I had Cuban chicken huevos rancheros that were fresh and real. I loved the food and the cook and waiter were so personable and friendly. Hope I get to go back again someday.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-492-8480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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