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“ORIGINAL CAFE LOCATION on Hwy. 101/Coastal Hwy.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 101 Cafe

101 Cafe
631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-722-5220
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Ranked #67 of 334 Restaurants in Oceanside
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: This is the 85th year the 101 Café has conducted business along the Historic US Highway 101 in Oceanside. One reason for our longevity is that we have adapted to our customer’s needs since 1928. Hours from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM every day. Our goal is happy satisfied Guest.
Wisconsin
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“ORIGINAL CAFE LOCATION on Hwy. 101/Coastal Hwy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Couldn't leave town with stopping in for breakfast (also open for lunch) at this historic cafe, located on Hwy. 101/Coastal Hwy. Our breakfast was good, hearty, and reasonable. Coffee was very good. Enjoyed the photos on the walls outlining the history of this cafe. Service was prompt and friendly. Glad we stopped, and would go back when in the area!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Historic local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The easy to find restaurant is right on one of the main roads of Oceanside with plenty parking. We received good service with a direct look and an easy smile, good proportions of delicious food at reasonable prices. The chilli was excellent. The décor was historic while the seating areas looked newly done with black bench like comfortable seats.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plano, Texas
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125 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“The waitress was very very kind. The food was OK. Do not get the turkey meatloaf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Pros: We arrived @ 2 minutes before closing and started to go elsewhere but the waitress insisted we stay if we liked. She made the place. She played with my granddaughter and gave 5 star service.
Cons: The food & prices were OK.

Visited January 2014
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Gilbert, AZ
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“Breakfast was breakfast, but the place as atmosphere. :)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The breakfast was not special but it had an old-timey diner feeling to it. Coffee was very good though. Bathrooms are next door across the parking lot. They have booths, tables and stools. So they can meet all seating arrangements. The menu was fulsome and there is a lot of California history on the walls.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Gem In Oceanside...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Good food And Great Service At An Old Diner (Est 1928) In Oceanside. The Place was Packed And They Were Short Staffed BUT Kelsey & Nolan Did A Great Job Working Hard To Keep Everyone Happy. We Ordered The SF Tuna Melt & The Ortega Burger. Both Were Excellent. We'll Be BacK!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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101Guy, Owner at 101 Cafe, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you for noticing how hard our staff works. It makes an owner proud when their staff steps up to make our guest visit the best...
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