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Sunrise Cafe

1250 S Santa Fe Ave, Ste R, Vista, CA 92084-7273
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Ranked #9 of 188 Restaurants in Vista
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Bremerton, WA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful, family owned restaurant that serves up a great breakfast at a very fair price. Be sure to have the home fries with your eggs, they come with sautéed green peppers, onions, and mushrooms (any or all), and are crunchy and lovely. Beware of the omelets -they are huge, and could feed a small village!

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Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A fairly typical family restaurant. I think the present owner is the third generation to run the place. Back in the 1980s the old Greek couple used to hold court like European restaurant and bar owners have always done. But it's really just a diner - an atypical one, in that they are only open for breakfast & lunch -... More

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Vista, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We regularly go to the Sunrise Cafe for Sunday brunch (almost every weekend). The food is always good, the service is excellent and the owners make you feel like you are their most important customer. If you love biscuits and gravy they serve the best I've had since my grandmother passed, if you love omelets they have a nice variety... More

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San Marcos, California, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This use to be a great place with good service and good food. I went there for breakfast after church and we got our table the waitress was not professionally dressed, she look like she just got of bed. The food was so-so, the portions were smaller and the prices are getting higher. and the use to be better. A... More

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Vista, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

this is a very popular breakfast & meeting place for locals. Usually a wait on weekends. friendly service & good home made food. But portions have gone down and so has the atmosphere. Needs a good cleaning and upgrade of booths etc. We don't go as often as before.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A must stop in San Diego's north county. We eat there all the time and if you like home cooked meals you have come to the right location. Don't forget to get a chocolate chip cookie or brownie on the way out as they are some of the best I have ever had.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We ordered breakfast to go from this restaurant and it was great! I had the french toast and my husband had the biscuts and gravy. We both at our meals all up and split a mushroom and onion omlette with home potatoes. It was all just perfect! We would eat there again if we weren't just passing through. Highly recommended!

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

First, parking is insane. We parked quite a distance down on the strip mall. But then anyone who thinks they should great parking at the peak of the brunch rush on Saturday ought to lower their expectations. Locals eat here....at lot of them. So parking is at a premium. And you will wait. No worse than any IHOP. The food... More

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Escondido, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A friend and I met there last Sat. and had a fantastic breakfast. Very reasonably priced and the food is excellent, menu is extensive. The atmosphere is down home comfortable (like you are visiting friends in their home) and I felt a sense of community. The service was excellent and they constantly fill your coffee cup when you are not... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

On an annual visit with family, went to the Sunrise Cafe for breakfast the day after Christmas; surprised it wasn't crowded -- at first. -- I come here at least once a year because it is so reliable. Lots of "regulars"; extensive breakfast menu; prompt & friendly-casual service. Food doesn't disappoint: eggs Florentine, waffles, omelets all with fresh ingredients, and... More

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Additional Information about Sunrise Cafe

Address: 1250 S Santa Fe Ave, Ste R, Vista, CA 92084-7273
Phone Number: 760-631-2912
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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