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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

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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
live music, great coffee, friendly people

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Shannon D
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Vista, California
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Vista, California
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77 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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