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Izzy's Cafe

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1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I eat at Izzy's for breakfast once a month with a group of friends. Each time I have a great breakfast and a trip down memory lane. Izzy's is a longtime staple in El Cajon. Not fancy, or trendy....just an old fashioned family restaurant serving yummy comfort food. I love the omelettes and bottomless coffee.

Thank tgr619
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, delicious food and a great menu with lots of choices. I get there early on Wed. mornings to meet my friends for breakfast. We'll be back.

Thank beachygirl52
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Izzy's Cafe has its long-time patrons, but I have to think it's just out of habit or perhaps convenience of location. The service can range from poor to acceptable, and the food is comparable. The breakfast choices are served through lunchtime and tend to be tastier than lunch items. Meat sandwiches may be dry/and/or tough, and most selections are bland.... More 

Thank Sue T
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I've eaten here about six times, always for breakfast. Every time the food is good quality, hot and delicious! I'll keep coming back!

Thank ToppingTravel
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Came around mid morning on a Saturday. We didn't have to wait to sit, but you could tell they were backed up in the kitchen. Reasonable prices. Best was the flexibility to order with any changes and the fact that there are options that are not GINORMOUS. Had the cream cheese and peach stuffed croissant french toast. Very nice. Small... More 

Thank Eric K
Toronto, ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The diner is cute and the food was OK. No complaints but the food or service didn't stand out. You'll leave feeling full and but you won't be excited that you found the diner.

Thank JSLExplores
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

It doesn't look like much when you drive by, but you must must must go in. I generally don't like breakfast foods, but I am always overruled by my family and we go to breakfast often. Their bacon was fantastic as was everything we all had. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. We probably have found our... More 

Thank Maura E
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I tried Izzy's just last week. I ordered breakfast. They served large portions. The food was good. Parking is difficult if you go during the peak time (which my friend and I did). I have not had lunch there yet, but I plan on giving it a try. It's definitely not a fancy place, it's kind of a run down... More 

Thank Karen E
Lakeside, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The food is ALWAYS great, and there's plenty of it. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Not only do we love to visit Izzy's for breakfast, but we have relatives, from Massachusetts, who go to Izzy's every time they visit here. That's a couple times a year.

Thank Barbara S
el cajon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

French fries were soggy and limp, BBQ Sauce had to much pepper , Coleslaw had no flavor . Would not return ever.

Thank candy1951

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-447-5067

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