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Spice House Cafe

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9035 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA
(858) 565-1028
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Traditional diner food with comfortable interior and good service

My favorite is the chicken fried steak breakfast which comes with a biscuit and gravy. The service is always great with a welcome smile when you enter and a big thank you when leaving. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Walker S
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My favorite is the chicken fried steak breakfast which comes with a biscuit and gravy. The service is always great with a welcome smile when you enter and a big thank you when leaving. Recommended.

Thank Walker S
Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When ordering breakfast, we ordered some extra sides thinking that the meals we were getting might not be enough. We were very wrong because we couldn't even finish our veggie fritatta and gyro omelette, let alone the sides. The serving sizes are huge- you are getting a lot of food for the price you are paying and it was good... More 

Thank PinkBlink
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been coming to Spice House for almost 20 years. They have some of the best French toast I have ever had, big and light, served with butter, syrup and powdered sugar. The rest of breakfast is very good too. I love their sandwiches, the Bacon and Avocado treat is great, toasted sourdough, tons of bacon, avocado and melted... More 

Thank John M
Destrehan, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a very dependable place for a nice breakfast. Anything from simple to fancy, American to Greek, this is the place to get it. Greek breakfast? That's right. Nice clean comfortable interior. Good service, and the food is prepared freshly and quickly. Several times I have had the Portuguese sausage and eggs platter, which I enjoy very much. On... More 

Thank StCharlesLA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Gyro Omelette is a definite favorite! Fluffy eggs, feta cheese, gyros, tomatoes....yum! And the hash browns are crispy and brown. Great place for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Menoula S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

The best French toast of your life! And it's not expensive! Decor is old but who cares? Come here hungry and for breakfast. the French toast is so good I want to die in it!

Thank Hope n Shelbo
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Do you want large portions of good comfort food, at a reasonable cost, by a friendly staff, in an authentic 1980s diner? If yes, go to the Spice House Café. The food is always good and the menu, well plan on getting there early to give yourself time to read the entire menu. Not only will you find "American" food,... More 

Thank SDHydro
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perfect location, in busy Clairemont Mesa. Breakfasts are generous, hearty, with an international flair. My favorites are the Greek-inspired breakfast options...yum!

Thank mj92159
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The service was great Strawberry French toast combo was very satisfying cozy cafe friendly waiters i must try again.

Thank frosales137
Ft. Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is more of a traditional style café with a wide array of breakfast and lunch food choices. Pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, greek food, meatloaf...and the menu list goes on and one. You want a filling meal? This is the place. You can tell the locals dine here on a very regular basis - which is always where an out-of-towner wants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9035 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 565-1028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Greek
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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