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Cafe Rae

1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
949-492-8480
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Ranked #19 of 180 restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
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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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Coleman, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Is the first time I ate at this adorable little café in San Clemente today. We each ordered omelettes. My sweetheart had a bacon avocado and cheese omelette. I had a sausage mushroom and cheese omelette. Are the owners who are husband-and-wife team are so nice. Jenny is the wife and she makes beautiful silkscreen products. It's a cozy little... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This restaurant is an excellent place for breakfast or lunch. The owner/chef is very friendly as is his wife and the entire wait staff. We love the food there, especially his brisket. We have had it in an omelette and a sandwich. A very casual, relaxed place.

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The food was delish! I had an amazing peach pecan pancake and my husband had a brisket omelet that he went crazy over! The brisket melted in your mouth. By far the best omelet he's had.The decor is so colorful and pretty it just makes you happy to be there!

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Huntington Beach, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It's hard to critique breakfast when I can make it so well at home, but sometimes it's necessary to eat on the road. This little spot is in a great location in San Clemente, close to Dana Point, with convenient parking. My 2 eggs with huge fluffy pancake , potatoes and sausage was good and reasonably priced. The pancake was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Extremely expensive, 1 not seasoned at all egg omelet with burned potatoes and mediocre coffee $13.45????

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Pocatello, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This place had great, whole food choices. The service wasn't the best, but the food was like homemade, healthy breakfast. All 3 of us had different meals and all 3 of us loved them!

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San Jacinto, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stopped in for a late breakfast. We sat outside while waiting for our friends. The staff was more than happy to take care of us while we waited (bringing us coffee and refills). Then, we got to eat. I had the brisket, sour cream and swiss omelet. Delicious. The wife had the cranberry almond pancakes. Those things were massive... More

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