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Pipes Cafe

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121 Liverpool, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-632-0056
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Apple Valley, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best breakfast and best value in North County. Small plastic chairs and tables, but the food is fantastic. Lines can be long and cash only but worth it. ATM on site

Thank aminkman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go here any time we visit our family in the area. Seriously the best breakfast burritos. I go with my brother who is a local and he highly recommends it and it is the bomb! Dreaming about it while I'm not there... sigh.

Thank m_walter88
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nobody makes a better breakfast burrito than the folks at Pipes. The burritos are enormous, however, so you may want to split. Stuffed full of soft, tender scrambled eggs and your choice of fresh ingredients such as avocado, sausage, cilantro, salsa. . . The coffee and orange juice are delicious, too!

Thank Carole D
Spokane, Washington
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235 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a referral of my friend. Glad we did. This little place has both outdoor and indoor seating, has a espresso bar next to it, and has great close to the beach ambiance. Has a big menu and the portions were huge. You stand in line to order then seat yourself till they bring it out to you.... More 

Thank locosd40
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with a total of 10 people had no problem getting in just a slight wait. The food was great and there was plenty of it. The service was also very good, and the food arrived hot. I would definitely go back and I would also highly recommend this restaurant

Thank leaving2day
Daytona Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have gone here two out of the three days we were in town. Great coffee at the outside coffee bar. Good value and fun to watch people. Parking is a bit of a problem but worth finding a spot and walking.

Thank Macman448
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great burritos for breakfast or lunch. They are so large that the two of us will usually share one. Great little expresso bar as well.

Thank Arrdwale
La Coruna, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Californian surfing atmosphere and really nice breakfast. Chocolate and Almonds cofee is amazing. Will go back!

Thank Jacobo A
North Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Earlier is better at Pipes - anything past 8am and you are going to wait at this cash only establishment. But when you get through expect huge burritos and big breakfasts with a crowd of surfers and retirees. My personal favorite is the three egg tacos special. Simple and delicious!

Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
Santa Clarita, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Good, basic breakfast in cute setting. Nice to be able to get in and out quick. Attached espresso coffee bar added to experience. Having it separate and so close was convenient and handy

Thank BJWendy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-632-0056

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