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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating

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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
More than just coffee

Place has a cool environment with great flavored coffee drinks. But it has surprisingly good food. We had the breakfast bagel sandwich and the backyard club and both were really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JimmyJackk
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San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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589 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place has a cool environment with great flavored coffee drinks. But it has surprisingly good food. We had the breakfast bagel sandwich and the backyard club and both were really good.

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Thank JimmyJackk
Junction City, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG the breakfast there was truly excellent. I was at awe when I ate there. The variety of food there was enormous. So much food to choose from, I wanted to try so much of it. But what I had was good regardless.

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Thank ctorres1653
San Marcos, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A fun coffee house, especially when the entertainment is going, mostly weekends. Plenty of drink choices and some food items that are interesting.

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Thank Frank L
Carlsbad, California
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped by on a Friday night before a movie and there was a live band playing jazz music. Loved the atmosphere (fire pits and heaters). I ordered a Butterscotch single pour coffee and it was delicious - not too sweet. We also ate a brownie a la mode, which was tasty too. The employees (I think one was the... More 

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Thank Shannon C
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

First time here and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the blended mint mocha. They use ice cream so it was rich and Delish!!!

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Thank S R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! It has the feel of the California I use to know!! We just stopped in for coffee, which was excellent, but was also impressed with the great menu selections. Saw the food all around us. Very reasonably priced for the area. Next time we will plan on eating.

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Thank Gina M
San Marcos, California
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589 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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Thank JimmyJackk
Oceanside, California
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410 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Thank J D
San Diego
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Remi R

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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: Cafe
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?