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868 East Vista Way,, Vista, CA 92084
760 758-1549
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little place in Vista

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2013
Gordon C
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Carlsbad, California
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Vista, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Carlsbad, California
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257 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I found this restaurant through their facebook page, and I'm glad I did. We went for breakfast, I had the lumber jack breakfast and my wife had a skillet. The portions were massive and the service was great. Had a slice of home made pie but couldn't finish it, i had to take it home. Looking forward to going back... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Casual and homey. We only can comment on the breakfast, which is always excellent no matter what you order. Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs is some of the best I've had--thick gravy with large chunks of sausage in it. Family owned and operated and friendly staff. Very reasonable prices too!

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vista cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

my hubby and I live down the street from the vista way cafe many more place i could be dining at but i rather eat here.fantastic food great service love there home made croutons...try there poor boy breakfast just one word for it''' wonderfull''' MUCH LOVE FROM A HAPPY customer VERONICA~ vista resident for 35 years

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Vista, CA
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

This is a flashback to old local neighborhood cafes -- real homemade soup, pies and sandwiches. I'm very picky about biscuits-and-gravy (too many places use wallpaper paste or mixes) -- the sausage gravy here is real and yummy. Delicious! Expect slightly slower service compared to fast-food, but it's worth the wait. Enjoy the homey grandma's house decor and let the... More 

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oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2008

All of what we had was home made, and great. We have had: chicken pot pie, a wonderful turkey/grilled cheese sandwich, and the the endless fish dinner-- this was better than any we have had in San Diego county, AND it is all you can eat! The batter was light, and not thick and gummy like some places, the fish... 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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