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Hummingbird House Cafe

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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Food good, especially dessert!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Christy B
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San Clemente, California
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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 NEW

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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Orange County, CA
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Hummingbird House Cafe is an outdoor restaurant serving very fresh food. We were there on a Sunday and decided to try it right at noon. The seating area is rather small, maybe 12-13 tables. Most of the tables have umbrellas which is good as the day we went it was pushing mid-90's by the time we sat down. Not... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As others have mentioned, this place is right across the railroad tracks so it is easy to find and has a nice patio. The menu has simple salads and sandwiches. They do not serve any hot sides with the meal, so expect nothing other than chips. The food was good but nothing to brag about. Service was ok too. The... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Got off the train and there it is. Nice, open patio...relaxing and inviting. Staff was friendly and the food really good. Great place to just hang out and unwind, right in old town San Juan. The Hummingbird House is one-of-a-kind and definitely worth the visit on your next trip to San Juan.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one place my picky eater small grandkids enjoyed their food. The have kiddie meal and my little ones enjoyed the pizza. I had the Avgolemeno soup which was just perfect for my taste buds. The tropical ambience patio was cooling after a hot afternoon strolling down the historic district and the pet zoo. It is next to the... More 

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Walkersville, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

After visiting Zoomars my granddaughter always wants to eat here. We throughly enjoyed the delicious lunch and lovely atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit

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Los Angeles, California
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129 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a perfect restaurant for a perfect day. We wandered across the railroad tracks to Old Town San Juan Capistrano and found this jewel. Open patio, covered by umbrellas .. so peaceful, so restful. We were greeted immediately by our waitress, who was excellent throughout our visit. (Previous concerns about poor service should be ignored! Ours was fine!) We... More 

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Nimes, France
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First an excellent coffee and a wonderful bric a brac decor. It works with large plate of fresh food and fits in a wonderful area. It would almost make it worthwhile to take the train!

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Los angeles
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were heading to San Diego and decided to stop in San Juan Capistrano for a little lunch. Behind the Amtrak and train station is a tree lined street with little restaurants, coffee shops and cafes as well as some little shops. We really stumbled upon the Hummingbird House Cafe but we had a great lunch. We ordered the spanakopita... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant that didn't feel like a tourist trap in San Juan Capistrano. The Hummingbird House Café was just what we were looking for. The veggie wrap was delicious and healthful. The vegetation on the patio is lush and a hummingbird visited some flowers nearby. Efforts to be environmentally sustainable are apparent. Seeing the Amtrak and... More 

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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
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?