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“good food in casual setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of cafe elysa

cafe elysa
3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
760-434-4100
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Ranked #31 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Sebastopol, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“good food in casual setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a counter service cafe, but the food was fresh and well prepared. The breakfast croissant sandwiches were particularly appreciated, as was the very berry salad (it truly was very berry--it was laden with fresh berries). The chocolate mousse was not very good, but the berry tarts, and the croissants were very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

After reading the great review on tripadvisor I thought I would find a breakfast gem. I instead found a fairly run down place. Had the almond croissant and didn't like it at all. Seating is limited .place looks tired and worn down. Latte was good but I asked for it at kids temperature and it was scalding hot. Fruit cup was soggy. Much better breakfast places close by.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Golden, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Good little coffee shop. They have pastries (I believe they are made elsewhere), some egg dishes, and some lunch items. The inside is very small. Very casual atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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Oceanside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Brunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had the opportunity to try out brunch fare here. You will not be disappointed. The omelet I ordered was huge, and full of veggies. The fruit on the side was plentiful as well. I was a happy girl!

Visited March 2013
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Carlsbad, CA
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58 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“French Pastries and Fresh Coffee-Breakfast too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The pastries are made every morning as are the many different kinds of coffee. The Eggs Benedict made their way with fresh avocado's is a special. All of this and sitting around a fire pit with 3-4 large parrots making paradise noises from the palm trees above makes this for a fun and enjoyable place for breakfast, coffee, lunch or a late night espresso by the fire. Great people too.

Visited February 2013
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