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Old California Coffee House & Eatery

1080 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 176, San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 744-2112
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Ranked #30 of 207 restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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san marcos, ca
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Coffee for dessert? Why yes, thank you! So many choices for a sweet (caffeinated or not) end to my day. I love the Creme Brulee latte, it's delicious. Outdoor area with firepits is usually filled up with teens and 20 somethings, but if you can get a spot, do it. Often someone is playing a guitar, so it adds to... More

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San Diego
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is one of my favorite coffe spots. An old california-like setting with adobe furnishings, outodoor firepits and free wi-fi. Grab a coffee/ (their mexican hot chocolate is really tasty) and relax inside on their sofas. Their are a bunch of mini games / board games you are able to use which is another plus to burn time before your... More

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Vista, California
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great vibe and entertainment on the weekend nights. Right next to the theaters and in restaurant row, so it makes for a great place to go and grab a coffee and dessert after a movie or dinner. Weekends get busy due to their live music which is always fun to cozy up to one of their fire pits and sip... More

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