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Hummingbird House Cafe

26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-443-5090
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My friend and I stopped in here to get a quick afternoon salad while shopping around beautiful San Juan Capistrano. We had already had breakfast up the street a bit, but there is so much to do in SJC it is very easy to spend an entire day and still not see everything, and the selection of eateries abound, so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Meant to go to Ramos House, but settled for bird house. It had a tropical setting in ole town San Juan Capistrano. My ice tea was warm with no ice and a glass that leaked big time. Asked twice to get table wiped off. My veggie wrap consisted of wilted lettuce with tomato tidbits,melted cheese on cold rice, vinegary dressing.

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Lake Forest, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The weather was fabulous, with an ocean breeze coming across the patio. Couldn't ask for a nicer day to enjoy our lunch. The roast beef sandwich was fresh with the daily bread. It's not a fancy place - in fact the tables are constructed with 4 X 4s and a glass top. It's in the historic area near the train... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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246 reviews 246 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate outside on the patio under a large umbrella in this lovely outdoor cafe. They serve standard American fare, but they specialize in Greek dishes and my moussaka was excellent. The birds and singing and the butterflies abound (it's next to a butterfly park). It's next to the train station, and a train pulls in every once in a... More

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Jamul, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Since the wait was so long at the popular restaurant next door on a Sunday, we asked one of the local artists for a recommendation. She recommended the Hummingbird House Cafe. We were not disappointed. You order food inside and eat outside on your choice of two patios. (There is limited indoor seating.). My wife and I shared the lemon... More

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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Go for the Greek food here. Lamb shank served with rice and Greek salad was amazing. Enough food for a light lunch for two. Outdoor patio is lovely, trains go right by.

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United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very nice café with good choice of freshly prepared food and drinks which are not expensive. Adjacent to the old area of SJC and a good place to relax.

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San Clemente, California
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Amazing quaint little house next to the tracks in San Juan Capistrano with a Bulgarian Chef. My wife and I both had Lamb Shank Kokkinisto for only$13.95 each. This is a garden cafe with many Greek Specialties and Mediterranean deserts. So if you are in for something new and quaint for breakfast lunch or dinner this is a great place... More

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While visiting San Juan Capistrano California Mission at top of hill,came here afterwards for a nice sandwich.Longish preparation, but hey, this isnt a Subway shop. Tables are in the backyard of this 1870 house, in historic Los Rios district. Train /light rail has stop right next to house.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I took my 3 kids for lunch on Sunday . The wait is long , poor service. Extremely expensive . More than 60 dollars for the meal. Salads and bagels. I ordered a Mediterranean Salad. It was mostly old iceberg lettuces . Really bad , the worst I've had. They took a long time to serve . I was totally... More

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