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Our story starts in 1939 in a small coffee shop called Jerry’s. Fast forward a few decades, when we changed our name to Clayton’s to celebrate our shift to a full-service diner. We revamped our menu with the additions of home-cooked dishes, milkshakes, and smoothies, plus the walk-up taco counter right next door. We kept the nostalgic aspects, though -- from the original horseshoe counter and jukeboxes to the building itself, we represent a little piece of history. Everyone is welcome here, whether you’re a tourist from across the world or a local from a couple miles up the road. Our team is more than happy to serve you something classically delicious right here at Clayton’s!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

Claytons has provided a time warp to go back to the Fifties; the jukeboxes on the counter and table tops, outfits of the welcoming and friendly staff, and most importantly all this with delicious and plentiful food and a good value.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

I don’t think you can go here and eat a meal plus dessert. We just had dessert. The gooey cinnamon roll sundae should be shared by the table. Two of us ate it but probably should have found someone else to share it with. It...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

You know what they say -- sharing is caring (and that applies to our Cinnamon Roll Sundae)! Thank you for taking time out of your day to let me know you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you back again in the future. Hope...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast Place was wicked busy (good sign). Food didn’t disappoint. The banana French toast special was outstandingMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Thank you for stopping in for breakfast and taking some time to let me know what you thought! There's plenty of Banana French Toast where that came from, so stop in to see us the next time you get a chance. Take care! All the...More

Reviewed March 9, 2020

Finding a good breakfast spot while on a business trip is important. We randomly picked Clayton's from Yelp figuring if we didn't like it, we'd pick another place the next day. After our first visit, we knew we'd be back everyday for the remainder of...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you for letting me know how you enjoyed your Machaca Scramble and the rest of our coffee shop! There's nothing better than seeing familiar faces stop in again so soon, so the fact that you decided to keep joining us during your business trip...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Clayton’s Coffee Shop is a Coronado staple that has been around for many years. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekends are especially busy here, so expect a wait. The baked goods are homemade. Try the apple pie Alamodome-delicious! The milkshakes are absolutely outstanding. If...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

James, from apple pie to milkshakes, we've got all your favorite sweet treats right here waiting for you! I'm so glad to hear our egg salad has won you over as well. Hoping to see you back here for a tasty meal and delicious dessert...More

Reviewed February 29, 2020

We saw this place a day before we went, while taking a walk in the town, it looked cute and we saw lots of people waiting for a table around bfast time. We returned next day and waited about 45 min for the table as...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Clayton's is a Coronado gem and has been for a long time. We always sit at the breakfast bar and have rarely waited. Service is always good and the servers attentive and pleasant. The food is wonderful. We have tried the Chorizo Scramble, the Ham...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

After bike riding we decided to stop here due to they have breakfast all day, breakfast food if our personal favorite. Food was good, the only reason not giving it a 5 is due to the seating so crowded as well some seats are directly...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

While we're glad you could join us, Joe, it's disappointing that you weren't further impressed with your visit. If there's ever any issues with seating, please feel free to let us know -- after a bike ride, it makes sense as to why you weren't...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

We had 15-30 minute waits each time we went. Small place. We went for breakfast but they serve lunch and dinner as well. It’s a reliable option. Good service. The only thing that wasn’t so great was the waffle. So, I’d recommend the egg options.

Date of visit: February 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

We make the most of the space we have, and we're thankful that our guests enjoy our old-time ambiance while indulging in their favorite dishes! Thank you for the recommendation, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Andrew P., Director of Operations

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Great food with large portions (the breakfast burrito is huge). Great service. You might have to wait to be seated, but it’s worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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andrewprouseca, Owner at Clayton's Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Thank you so much for giving our breakfast burritos a try! They are definitely a house favorite. I like mine with bacon, sausage AND avocado!! Happy to see you loved it. Come back anytime for another round and thank you for your patience with the...More

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Response from airbrush | Reviewed this property |
Not really, no patio. We parked in the shade and left the windows open then took our boys to dog beach after!
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I don’t know but would not think so. Call them and ask them.
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Response from riverasfamily7 | Reviewed this property |
U should call the restaurant and see what they have in terms of gift cards, etc.
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