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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seek this little jewel out ... it is worth the search!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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La Mesa, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I ordered a gyro sandwich which was plenty of food.. fresh and tasty too! I don't drink ice tea so I was offered homemade lemonade and it was super fresh and delicious! Where else can we get homemade lemonade... nowhere that I can find when I am out and about! Enjoyed the patio dining too :)

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new jersey
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372 reviews 372 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a delicious salad and their coffee is extra good, it is very quaint in a very old converted house with seating outside.

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San Francisco, California
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347 reviews 347 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

but with a smile and apology for forgetting one of our orders. when they were finally complete, we discovered good, fresh and generous sandwiches, along with freshly brewed outstanding coffee.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife, Daughter, son in law and two Grandkids and I ate lunch here after spending a super time at the petting zoo. The ambiance of the outdoor cafe is very inviting and relaxing. The food was not exceptional but good. The service, however was the worst I've had ever. We were served drinks very quickly and then after some... More 

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Virginia, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Best part about this place is the setting. Beautiful outdoor seating. Food was good but not above average. We had gyros and sandwiches. Drawback is the service. Our server also appeared to be a cook as he kept disappearing. (We are still waiting for our check.) Seems like a good training program for the servers is needed.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I sure wanted to like this place. Cute old building with outdoor seating. But the service was almost non existent. There is a help wanted sign in the window so at least they know they need more staff. Food was OK, not great just OK. The gyro was either bought pre sliced, or a loaf sliced on a slicer 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?