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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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
We will return

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Brea, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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?