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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
Classic restaurant in a classic town....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Bebe44
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California
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California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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266 reviews 266 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
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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Corona, California
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I went to Cafe Lafayette for a quick lunch and when we walked in we found a very pleasant and cozy "upscale looking" restaurant. We ordered the Calamari Fritti and it came with what tasted like a home made marinara sauce, very good. I ordered the Salmon Panini and my wife had the California Wrap. Both were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I tried this out with a groupon last night and it was wonderful. We will definitely be back. It was very busy, but the staff (of 2) was very friendly and attentive....and the food was out of bounds.

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Seal Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We meet with friends here frequently, for Sunday brunch. Good food, great service and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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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?