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26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-443-5090
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location; OK lunch; good service.

Two couples looking for a relaxing lunch stop; word of mouth brought us here. On quaint and historic Verdugo Street near the Mission, the cafe is in an historic, simple, wooden building with a small dining room near a counter and a quiet front porch and back patio when the weather is cooperative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce M
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Carlsbad, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance was difficult to find, but once we found it, we were cheerfully greeted and seated. The day was cool and the seating is outside under large umbrellas. There are lap blankets behind each chair and our waiter moved a heater close to us. The hummus is freshly made. The pita is not made on site but is fresher... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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290 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples looking for a relaxing lunch stop; word of mouth brought us here. On quaint and historic Verdugo Street near the Mission, the cafe is in an historic, simple, wooden building with a small dining room near a counter and a quiet front porch and back patio when the weather is cooperative. The food is part Greek, part California... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Sarasota, Florida
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231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch in the Hummingbird Cafe located on the far side of the train depot. The restaurant is tiny and seating is arranged in small tables outdoors under several canopies. As it turns out it was unusually hot with temps ranging in the lower 90s and no air movement at all. We suffered in the heat despite the shade... More 

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Thank Kelleygirl2
Silicon Valley, CA
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This charming cafe is set in quaint Old Town. Except for the trains stopping within arm's reach at the station, it's very quiet. Otherwise, there's practically no vehicle traffic. The downside is that it's hard to find. Google Maps gives you the street, but there are few numbers. The street ends at the tracks, but you just have to know... More 

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Thank Frank N
San Clemente, California
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice little cafe with outside tables in the Los Rios historic district of San Juan. I had a lamb dish that was quite tasty and my wife had chicken on pita bread—a little bland, but adequate. I think what you order makes a difference here and we will try it again and order something different. You can't beat the location... More 

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Thank Lighthouse2006
San Clemente, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a really charming little spot for people watching and to have a nice lunch. I had the greek salad with moussaka-fantastic. My husband had the gyros sandwich and said there was hardly any meat. He was not impressed with the food,but I was!

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Thank Nancy M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Found this one day while showing a friend the Los Rios District. We were both delighted with the friendly atmosphere and neat little patio. He had soup (which he loved) and I had something Greek that I can's spell or pronounce but it was wonderful! Plentiful enough that I took some home and snacked on it later. I would go... More 

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Thank Nina N
Laguna Hills, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Sandwiches are great, the greek food was outstanding. This place is a hidden gem. Spanikopedia is almost as good as mine.

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Thank NH2CA
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Found a spot in the shade on the patio to get out of the sun, to get a cold drink, and to rest our feet. Decided to order an appetizer and sandwich. Food was good and reasonably priced. Service was good also. Would recommend to anyone if you are in the area.

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San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend, & we happened upon the Hummingbird House Cafe because our intended destination was closed. What luck! We each had a salad (Greek and Chinese chicken) - both good. And split a dessert pastry. Food was good, although there were a ton of flies buzzing around that day (it's an outdoor patio)...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-5090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?