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1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
949-492-8480
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7:00 am - 2:00 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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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch in a coastal town

Good service, wide variety of choices on the menu, reasonably priced, fresh ingredients. Breakfast available all day

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Marvin F
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Athens, Ohio, United States
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Athens, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good service, wide variety of choices on the menu, reasonably priced, fresh ingredients. Breakfast available all day

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you love breakfast, then don't miss Cafe Rae! I took some of my family to eat breakfast on a Saturday morning and it was packed but we still got in within 10 minutes of waiting. The place is small but very colorful inside. We shared a long table that could seat at least 12. I had the breakfast burrito... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Rae

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

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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: American, Cafe, 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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