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Beach Garden Cafe

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American, Chowder, Soups
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Quaint, affordable breakfast with amazing staff.

Love this cafe....great location, great prices, great staff.....unfortunately they are closing after 20 years due to loss of lease and new construction next door!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Debbi Ramsey O
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San Clemente, California, United States
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San Clemente, California, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this cafe....great location, great prices, great staff.....unfortunately they are closing after 20 years due to loss of lease and new construction next door!!!

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East Aurora, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A small place on the beach road, only 25 seats. The food is as good as breakfasts get, and the staff is very efficient and friendly. Delicious coffee. Only negative is they don't serve real maple syrup.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love this little place. Our favorite is to sit outside to see the beautiful ocean view and smell the the salt water. friendly staff and good home cooked food affordably priced.

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El Cajon, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I ordered the tuna salad and also tried the clam chowder. The chowder was New England style, excellent, very thick and creamy. The tuna salad was a disappointment. The tuna was hardly seasoned and lacked interest and the lettuce was old. Overall, I would return for the soup.

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Smithtown, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After a late morning walk along the beach, my wife and I were hungry for something light. We grabbed an outside table at the Beach Garden Cafe, directly across the street to the entrance to the beach and the pier. The menu and friendly casual service reminded me of diners around New York City. I had the ABC omelette -... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and 12 day old daughter and I stopped here for lunch. This place is nothing fancy and has a dive diner feel. The fish and chips and chowder was great, with a good view of the beach and ocean. My wife did not like the grilled ham sandwich, but that wouldn't stop us from coming back. A table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Quick service and very fresh ingredients. The French toast, oatmeal and spinach omelette were all delicious. You can sit outside or in and view the pier and ocean right across the street. Good choice for breakfast

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our two choices were just OK. Spinach Omelette and Monte Cristo. However the service, location, value and experience were very worthwhile and we can't wait to try other options. Well run operation and will return.

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Brentwood, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate there twice on our visit to San Clemente. We enjoyed sitting on the sidewalk and enjoying our meal. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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Sweet Home, OR, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The clam chowder was very good. Not sure though, if any better than the chowders I've had in Oregon. Garlic cheese toast was a little disappointing. Not very garlicky or cheesy. Service was good. We enjoyed sitting outside with the ocean across the street.

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Additional Information about Beach Garden Cafe

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

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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, Chowder, Soups
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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