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Beach Garden Cafe

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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
A gem across from the ocean

My husband picked this restaurant as we were driving along the I-5 and wanted to eat at a place with a view of the ocean. Let me say that parking in San Clemente on a Sunday at 1pm when it's March and HOT was next to impossible. After 25 minutes, we found a space and walked about 1/4 mile to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Faye G
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Brea, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Brea, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband picked this restaurant as we were driving along the I-5 and wanted to eat at a place with a view of the ocean. Let me say that parking in San Clemente on a Sunday at 1pm when it's March and HOT was next to impossible. After 25 minutes, we found a space and walked about 1/4 mile to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is a gem. You will NOT leave hungry as the breakfast portions are quite large. The food is consistently awesome and the service is exceptional (Our waitresses was Laura who couldn't be any nicer). The biggest surprise is how inexpensive this place is considering its prime location. If you're in the area and are looking for an affordable... More 

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CENTRAL POINT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We walked by and read the menus for each of the restaurants along the beach and came back to this one. I ordered eggs Benedict and my wife ordered California turkey sandwich. When our order came we realized we had too much food. They willingly boxed the sandwich and we split the eggs Benedict. As good as I have ever... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Breakfast or lunch at the Beach Garden Cafe is a treat. People watching is unsurpassed and the food is very good. A favorite spot when we are in town.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited San Clemente for a family vacation, and were taken to the Beach Garden Cafe for breakfast, and later in the week for lunch. It's a family-run restaurant, and the love shows! Our breakfast was amazing, partially because of our charming and cheerful waitress. My seven-year-old daughter had the Mickey pancakes (shaped like the iconic character). I had the... More 

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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a party of 6 that swelled unexpectedly to 8, and we wanted to sit outside on a sunny December day. City zoning won't allow the cafe's tables to crowd onto the sidewalk, but the owner was so amazingly cooperative, she juggled tables, umbrellas, chairs and wait-staff so out whole family could sit together outdoors and enjoy the fabulous... More 

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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?