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Pipes Cafe

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121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
(760) 632-0056
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cardiff at it's best...great local neighborhood breakfast spot across from the beach. Great for families with kids.

Thank Kathleen N
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This great close to the beach breakfast/lunch spot is great. Good food, served in a fun spot. Surfboards adorn the walls and surf videos are going on the tv's inside. They serve lunch and I was there for lunch, but could not get past their breakfasts. The best breakfast burrito...try the #2 with eggs, cheese, sausage, avocado and fresh pica... More 

Thank LipRipper727
Northern Arizona
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast spot, can't really ask for anything more. Amazing lattes and great fuel for a day on the coast. Clearly a local favorite and totally worth the wait. Something for everyone on the menu. Limited seating, great breakfast to go! We shall return!

Thank jamcruiser
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pipes offers breakfast deals for a very reasonable price. There's always a line to order but don't get discouraged, it moves fast. My husband and I usually split the deal because the portions are huge. Enjoy the view on the patio or people watch and kids and dogs are welcome.

Thank SDquilter
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

It certainly wasn't bad at all, but I can't figure out where the high praise comes from. It is a local hangout and their coffee is really good. Noteworthy good. But the breakfast sandwich was pedestrian at best, the american cheese slice wasn't close to melted. The sausage and egg burrito was massive, too big for breakfast; but the sausage... More 

Thank Jeff H
Pompano Beach, Florida
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had been to Pipe’s Café for breakfast a couple of times on previous vacations, but this was my first time there for lunch. As with breakfast, the food was amazing. My husband had their daily special, which was a cheeseburger with grilled onions and some of the best fries we’ve ever tasted. My son had pancakes, bacon and eggs,... More 

Thank Knani
San Francisco
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were very excited to try this place after a morning of surfing. While the staff was friendly we were not impressed with the egg burritos or the price. The burritos lacked flavor and could have used more cheese. Way overpriced...

Thank ShamrockGo
Laguna Niguel, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I spent the weekend in La Jolla and on our way back to Orange County we stopped here for breakfast. We were definitely not disappointed. A great hole in the wall place Even though you line up to order, and there was a line, it went by very quickly. The lady serving was very warm and friendly.... More 

Thank Ozzymum2013
Scottsdale, Arizona
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We took a walk one morning and stopped for a breakfast sandwich and coffee. The sandwich was big enough to split for two people to eat. It had eggs, sausage and avocado.The coffee was very good and you could get a refill. We ate outside on a deck. The location is very near the beach

Thank happytoberetired
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We love Pipes! Pretty much stop by at least once a day! As much for the great people who work there as for the food! Love the egg tacos with avocados! Best Americanos!!

Thank CReaS53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: (760) 632-0056

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