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Old California Coffee House & Eatery

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1080 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 176, San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 744-2112
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great hang out spot

Very cool coffee show. Met a friend for business meeting and it was the perfect atmosphere for casual conversation. The coffee is good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
JimmyJackk
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San Marcos, California
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Marcos, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very cool coffee show. Met a friend for business meeting and it was the perfect atmosphere for casual conversation. The coffee is good as well.

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Oceanside, California
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353 reviews 353 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Old Cal makes you feel like you are at your super chill, cool friends house. Your cool friend has a big house and has talented friends that come and play music while your super sweet friends mom makes you delicious snacks and drinks. All of your other cool friends like to come and hang out since the house is so... More 

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San Diego
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My friend and I wanted a quick meal at 230 in the afternoon. Nearly all the restaurants nearby were shut, so after a look at the menu we decided to try this one. I was delighted to see several veggie options on the menu, and decided to try the baked tofu sandwich. It was delicious! The tofu had great flavor... More 

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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place is a nice relaxing coffee shop. You get free wi-fi. I got their Matcha Latte, which was pretty good. They told me it's not sweet, but it was still a little sweet. My husband had a quiche which he liked. The sandwich I ordered was yummy as well. It's a great place to just hang out and reconnect.

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San Diego, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a locals hang out for coffee and light meals. Fire pits on the patio offer a great nighttime or cool weather setting. Inside is ecclectic and quaint. Books and games available to customers. Nice variety of small meals and salads, desserts too. All the drinks you'd expect at a coffee house. Stop by on the weekends and you're... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place to hang out while siping coffee. you can kill some time with the board games they have or just work in one of the corner. Evening they have live music going on by the fire which adds some character to this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice California style coffee place, Convenient , for me at least.... Great place to sit and sip coffee...

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San Marcos, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I love the outdoor setting although we stayed inside in a comfy couch. Our food was delicious, price not bad at all. Staff were nice and helpful. Also, they have wi-fi which made it even better. My husband had a cold drink and I had a hot one...roast beef sandwich was excellent and so is the soup. We'll definitely go... More 

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San Diego, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

So nice and funky at the same time. This is the place I go to create and relax. Their eggs and cheese wraps are yummy and the peanut butter cookies are worth the drive from anywhere. Staff is always nice and service is usually superb.

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San Marcos
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

There's Starbucks for predictability and then there's Old California Coffee House & Eatery for the real thing. Great coffees, including a ton of specialty coffees you never saw offered at a chain. The new cafe menu is great - personal preference being the scrambled eggs in a wrap with feta cheese and bacon (droooool). Live music at night and an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 176, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (760) 744-2112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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