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330 Main St, Ste F, Seal Beach, CA 90740
562-598-9566
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cafe Lafayette is conveniently located at 330-F Main Street in Seal Beach...
Cafe Lafayette is conveniently located at 330-F Main Street in Seal Beach California, surrounded by a variety of local retail stores and the beautiful Seal Beach ambiance. Please join us for a quick but classic meal in an inviting and upscale environment only at Cafe Lafayette! Delicious food and fabulous service is what you can expect from Cafe Lafayette. Our quaint dining area with wonderful classic decor is open for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner... so you can't go wrong!! Our service is friendly and professional and our menu has a variety of dishes to choose from to please everyone in your family! Join us at Cafe Lafayette today, we look forward to seeing you here!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Surprise in a Little Beach Town

great little french restaurant on the corner. Several doors down from a delicious French bakery. Wine selection is good. Food is above standard. Typically has musical entertainment. Wait staff are friendly and the owner is hands on in the operation of the restaurant. Meet owner son after sitting at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jack W
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

great little french restaurant on the corner. Several doors down from a delicious French bakery. Wine selection is good. Food is above standard. Typically has musical entertainment. Wait staff are friendly and the owner is hands on in the operation of the restaurant. Meet owner son after sitting at our table. He offered wine and food suggestions and was very... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant is located at the beginning of Seal Beach town. Its a great place for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. It offers a little different menu. I always order the baked french toast. The staff if friendly and the owner not so friendly but the food is very good. Had many meals here . You can sit and watch the... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Decor wise, this restaurant has never seemed to aspire to anything in particular. However, the food is good.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cafe Lafayette is small, easy & consistently serves delicious food. The staff are friendly & helpful. At times they are understaffed, but the server is always nice though rushing around to accommodate everyone. Love the booths & charming interior. The menu has everything from delicious seafood, pasta & meat. Bread is superb. You can't go wrong eating here.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Tim the new owner has made some nice changes. The bathroom is much more interesting now with the French Décor. The Chicken Lemon soup is one of my favorites and it is the best I have ever had. My friend and I split the burger as it looked so good. It did not have a lot of flavor . I... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From sandwiches to dinners and great breakfasts. Never had a bad meal here. Wine and beer served too.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

From the moment we walked in the door we were met by the new owner Tim, graciously welcoming us. The room has had many upgrades from the previous owner with table cloths, dimmed lighting and adding another partition to maintain privacy between dinners. Only open 6 weeks, the venue was packed! The wait staff was outstanding and didn't miss a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Try the sushi grade Ahi Tuna on a salad or as an entree. All of the food was excellent, the wine was especially good quality, and everything is reasonably priced. You can't go wrong with Cafe Lafayette for lunch or dinner. A classy restaurant with great service and outstanding food.

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stop here frequently for breakfast, occasionally for dinner, as it is in our neighborhood. They have a good selection of choices on their menu. The service is excellent.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This little French Café has some wonderful food and wine. They have an Italian Sparkling for only $7.00 that I like to start with. Pair this with the Eggplant Chips and you will be happy! My favorite soup is their Lemon Chicken. This Café reminds me of the places I go to in the Wine Country. The owner is Steve... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Lafayette

Address: 330 Main St, Ste F, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone Number: 562-598-9566
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Main St, Ste F, Seal Beach, CA 90740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-598-9566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Cafe Lafayette is conveniently located at 330-F Main Street in Seal Beach California, surrounded by a variety of local retail stores and the beautiful Seal Beach ambiance. Please join us for a quick but classic meal in an inviting and upscale environment only at Cafe Lafayette! Delicious food and fabulous service is what you can expect from Cafe Lafayette. Our quaint dining area with wonderful classic decor is open for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner... so you can't go wrong!! Our service is friendly and professional and our menu has a variety of dishes to choose from to please everyone in your family! Join us at Cafe Lafayette today, we look forward to seeing you here!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?