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Clayton's Coffee Shop

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American, Cafe, Diner
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979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Coronado, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A throw back to good old times in service, quality and atmosphere. Very crowded for breakfast, deservedly so, don't skip it for lunch and dinner. A jewel!

Thank Heinz S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing place this is! Takes you back 60 years!! Food is just what you expect, real and very tasty! Even the duke box still works!! A must go when in Coronado!!

Thank Derk A
Santa Clara, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unchanged for the 1950"s, or that is the way it seems, if you got to Coronado more than once you should eat here.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
Fort Plain, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast twice at Clayton's Coffee Shop while we were in Coronado. The food was delicious with quite a variety. Prices are very reasonable.Homemade hash browns were the best. The wait staff was very friendly and service was fast. It is best to go early as the restaurant is small and is very busy. You must go to Clayton's... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best place to eat breakfast in Coronado Island hands down. There is always a wait but it is worth it! Mid morning around 10am during the week is a shorter wait around 20 minutes....weekends can be up to an hour. I highly suggest eating at the bar, put a few quarters in the jukebox and... More 

Thank Melanie K
Calgary, Canada
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nostalgic business. Old style diner seating, and retro signs. Coffee was good, and left me wanting to come back for home baked pies and milkshakes. They still use the old mechanical cash register. Awesome!

Thank mweaver27
San Diego, California
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good. Old fashion soda fountain type cafe with an old fashion American menu. My favorite place for breakfast in Coronado. It must have been established about 80 years ago. We love this place!

Thank adianesadlier
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice while in Coronado. They have great breakfast with a lot of options. The place is small and you may have to wait about ten minutes, but it is worth the wait!

Thank Brad W
Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in the door, it seems you've stepped back in time. The juke box and the adorable servers remind you of simpler times. Everyone is friendly and happy to be there. I love to go for a classic breakfast - eggs, bacon and the fruit cup. Go early to avoid the line and if you're feeling... More 

Thank Beth B
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A terrific diner with a 50's atmosphere and excellent diner food. A blast from the past. A Coronado favorite.

Thank Ronald R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: 619-435-5425

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?