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868 East Vista Way,, Vista, CA 92084
760 758-1549
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family-run diner food

Great breakfasts, large portions, good selection. Strange hours and days for dinner, hard to remember. Nasty men's room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
tijuanade
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Vista, California
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time in 2 years I' ve stopped in for breakfast, in the hopes that the first encounter was a one-off. Sadly, I was treated to a repeat performance. Although the owner is friendly front of house, the kitchen grill is sadly lacking in expertise and timing. The wait was interminable ( for eggs over easy w... More 

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Thank Linda E
Vista, California
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great breakfasts, large portions, good selection. Strange hours and days for dinner, hard to remember. Nasty men's room.

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Thank tijuanade
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Not a person in the place at dinner time. Food was average atmosphere was seriously lacking. Probably wont go back. A little overpriced for the total atmosphere.

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Thank Debby K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We had brunch. The food was great albeit a bit slow. We didn't make it in time for strawberry crepes. The staff was sweet, friendly and helpful. The onion rings were excellent...some of the best I've had in a long time. Definitely worth stopping!

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Thank Deborah N
san diego
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is home style, comfort food cooking. You will be greeted by friendly waitresses. The decor is cute, and casual. The meal was satisfying, and had to sneak in some homemade pie, ala mode! We were a party of 4-and everyone was please with their choices. Service was quick.

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Thank flyawaySanDiego
Vista, United States
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you like home cooked food, this is your place. Great family atmosphere & the owners are awesome! Our family goes here quite often and have yet to get a meal that wasn't delicious. Love supporting small business!

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Thank Roni M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We have visited here several times and have almost everything on the menu. Our favorites are the Turkey, meatloaf, and Pork Chop dinners. However if you want something special come on Monday for the Corn Chowder.

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Thank Steelerfaned
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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80 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Second visit to this favorite breakfast haven of my Vista buddy over a couple of years,but this morning there must have been an energetic blow out....I ordered the special, the Mediterranean omelet which was under cooked and returned to the kitchen. What was presented next was an entirely different animal, sans spinach and feta. The waitperson disappeared, service was poor.... More 

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Thank Linda E
Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My friend and I had lunch at the Vista Way Cafe. It's a great little spot and obviously a favorite of the local senior citizen crowd. It's the typical local cafe known for it's good food, service and very reasonable prices. The whole staff is friendly and rushes around making sure things are good for everyone. We both had the... More 

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Vista, California
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

My wife and I love to have our Sunday morning breakfast here. Their Chicken Fried and we always order their Chicken Fried "Special". It is one of the best we have ever had with great flavors. The coffee is a little to the weak side and the room is almost always on the warm side but the food and service... More 

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  • Address: 868 East Vista Way,, Vista, CA 92084
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: 760 758-1549

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