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“Wheatgrass central” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Swami's Cafe

Swami's Cafe
1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5051
760-944-0612
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Ranked #30 of 224 restaurants in Encinitas
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wheatgrass central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you need a shot of wheatgrass, this is the place to go to. There is now a Swami's Cafe in Oceanside, too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Diego, California
1 review
“A Health Food Cafe with no Gluten-Free options?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stopped by the Carlsbad Village Swami's in hopes of having breakfast there. The less than friendly hostess asked a passing waitress if they had gluten free options (bread, pancakes, etc.) and she snapped "no". Really? Seemingly less healthy options such as St. Germain's in Encinitas offer gluten free pancakes. Have been to the Encinitas location over the years many times, and now with a son with food allergies hoped Swami's would be accomodating. They could keep a frozen loaf of bread in their fridge and offer toast, pretty easy solution. Lame.

Visited November 2012
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del mar, ca
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Not welcoming to all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Swami's used to be a pleasant place for a slow casual breakfast with friends. However, it has lately become a hate club, with scurrilous political posters impossible to ignore. The owner is welcome to his/her views. I am welcome to take my breakfast business to another of the great nearby cafes, such as Potato Shack, 101 Cafe, or the venerable Encinitas Diner.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Don't come here in a rush to eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

While the menu does look above average, the food does not taste that way. The curry isn't anything to rave about and their side salad is kind of a throwaway. Best not to serve a side salad at all if your just going to throw some giant chunks of cucumber and tomato in some lettuce with some bland dressing.
The service was slow but the staff seamed pleasant enough. I liked the vibe though and you can walk across the street afterwards and stroll in the self-realization gardens.
I'd give this place a second chance to try a different item.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Plano, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Location in Carlsbad Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

EVERYTHING coming out of the kitchen here look fresh and delicious. I ate lunch/brunch there three days in a row. Breakfast all day. Lots of healthy food and smoothie choices. Patio is dog friendly. Staff very friendly.

Visited August 2012
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