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Curbside Cafe

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307 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6012
760-630-2747
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A sidewalk lunch. Very enjoyable

We found this restaurant as we were walking around downtown Vista and liked the idea of eating on the sidewalk outside. The food and drinks were very good and good value. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful. Nothing special. Just a good lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
0591TimS
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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214 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant as we were walking around downtown Vista and liked the idea of eating on the sidewalk outside. The food and drinks were very good and good value. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful. Nothing special. Just a good lunch.

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Thank 0591TimS
Oceanside, California
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242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great Service. More than reasonable pricing. I had a Greek omelet, wife had chicken salad and homemade soup, and our son had a huge roast beef sandwich and chowder. All were superb. Local art hangs on wall and is for sale. Good ambience. Nice place to people watch. Plenty of parking in downtown Vista.

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Thank LodiWineBob
Vista, CA, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I love to go here for breakfast, the best service and food. They only do breakfast and lunch so either one would be fine!

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1 Thank Kris P
Inyokern,CA
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Having breakfast outside in North San Diego County can be real nice. It goes a bit further with the Curbside Café in San Marcos. With seating for about 50 people outside you can almost be sure to run into someone you know. The food is good and the service better. A bit above mid range price, but worth it. If... More 

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Thank George C
Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

First off I love to eat and I love a good restaurant. I have eaten here three times the fist experience was fantastic evening the service was great and the food was delicious everything was perfect I was very excited to have found a good breakfast spot. I came back one week later and the food was average not exceptional... More 

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Thank Scott F
Vista, United States
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This place started in the late 1990's and never stopped being an attraction for the Vista citizens. Week days or weekends it is difficult to find a free table which should be a good indication of the quality of food, service and ATTRACTIVE PRICES. Very nice people watching too, if you manage to find a sidewalk table.

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Thank G B Nino C
Vista, California
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the very best breakfast place I have ever eaten at! The portions are very generous, the food is always hot and sitting outside to enjoy your coffee and potato pancakes is divine!

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Thank DebbieMurphy2015
Vista, California
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A long time breakfast stop for Vistans, this cafe offers a wide array of choices. Out door seating allows one to bring their dogs to dine as well. It's rare not to run into someone you know when you're there for breakfast or lunch. Jon, the proprietor, and Diane, the senior waitress, are friendly and welcoming

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Thank SydH123
Boise, Idaho, United States
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We went here on a hunch thanks to trip advisor and were very pleased! We sat outside, enjoyed a great breakfast and cups of coffee. Our server was pretty much awesome and she was super nice and welcoming. We didn't get her name but she knows we write reviews on here so if she's older and super adorable, that's our... More 

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Thank Cheri Z
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The owner John buys his produce and meat locally. I actually see him at the grocery store a lot. (the health food stores) HE CARES ABOUT HIS CUSTOMERS AND HIS DISHES AND PRICES REFLECT IT.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 Main St, Vista, CA 92084-6012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: 760-630-2747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?