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2017 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-498-5002
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best breakfast burrito around!

Not much more to say than that. I've to both Pipe's and the quality is excellent at both. Grab a burrito and head to the beach in San Clemente and you'll have the best breakfast in Orange County.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2013
David G
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Not much more to say than that. I've to both Pipe's and the quality is excellent at both. Grab a burrito and head to the beach in San Clemente and you'll have the best breakfast in Orange County.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Pipes serves great food fast in a fun, casual atmosphere. The staff seems to know all the locals by name!

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

On a recent road trip, we stopped at this little cafe for breakfast. The place was awesome. Good food at a great price and good atmosphere. Food is served in paper place and it is great breakfast fare. Nothing fancy, just your standard breakfast done really well. this is a true local hand out for the surfers and locals.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This tiny hyper-casual eatery---in a small strip mall next to a laundromat---serves hearty breakfasts and lunches with an atmosphere salted by a mellow all-ages crowd of hard-core surfers. Their scrambles excel...

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is a great place to get some coffee and a breakfast sandwich or burrito before your morning surf session.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews 260 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Bring your appetite. This small breakfast stop has huge breakfast burritos, filled with fresh ingredients. Perfect after a night out or a morning in the water.

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San Diego
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146 reviews 146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Best big and cheap breakfast in San Clemente. This is a small family-run place with a second location in Cardiff - and related to Kono's in Pacific Beach (last two places are in San Diego County). Pipes features pancakes or french toast with scrambled eggs and home fries - more than most of us can eat, but all so good... More 

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los angeles, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

So very tasty, but be warned. Unless you have just surfed for the last 5 hours straight, these burritos are big enough to share with a group. I understand the b'fast burritos contain TWELVE, that's right, a DOZEN eggs. Huge. Very very yummy place and nice staff. Super friendly!

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

Great for breakfast, big helpings, nice staff and owner, great local place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2017 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-498-5002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm

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