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618 1/2 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5369
949-498-8145
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our favorite place for breakfast and clam chowder

My family's favorite breakfast place for years has been beach garden cafe. The food is great, plentiful, and reasonably priced. The service is attentive and pleasant. We also love to have their clam chowder. New England style, lots of clams! This is about a 2 block walk from the parking lot at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
tinasc72
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San Clemente, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family's favorite breakfast place for years has been beach garden cafe. The food is great, plentiful, and reasonably priced. The service is attentive and pleasant. We also love to have their clam chowder. New England style, lots of clams! This is about a 2 block walk from the parking lot at the San Clemente pier. After your meal, you... 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

We love this for breakfast. Great staff, very friendly. I love sitting outside and watching the world go by. they also have great coffee.

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a good, reliable breakfast place, and you can't beat the locating. Omelettes are delicious and portions are generous. The servers are are all friendly.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was our first visit to San Clemente's Beach Garden Cafe. Although the food across the street is excellent the Beach Garden Fish n Chips were much better. Open for Breakfast and Lunch, I'd highly recommend this fine casual restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had breakfast here every morning after our beach walk. Great food and fun servers. Great food( yummy pancakes) great service, great view!

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Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Awesome egg burrito post surf stop essential or load up. Fine coffee and fresh orange juice... All the breakfast food you can think of but a cut above in quality with solid friendly service. This is a san clemente staple for me!

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Portions were huge, food was delicious. We had so much food, we ate the leftovers the next day. We all loved the food and the location. We walked to the pier afterward. Great prices. Our family of 6 ate for $70 and we made it stretch into 2 meals. Our one complaint was that the home fries didn't have a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want a good, well cooked meal this is your place. Right on the beach opposite the pier. Try the chowder - excellent. Nice informa atmosphere and some good outdoor seating. Gets busy though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went there on our vacation because we stayed close by & it was so delicious. They also serve diedrichs coffee which is the best!! The portions where big & the prices were excellent. Great service with a gorgeous view & a lot of locals there. A true gem & worth the try for an excellent breakfast!

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is another little restaurant in an excellent location. We went there for clam chowder soup, because we heard it was so good. It is. It is a nice thick and creamy soup with a lot of clams. They also have some good and very meaty sandwiches.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 1/2 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5369
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-498-8145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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