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Izzy's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
+1 619-447-5067
7:00 am - 8:00 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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El Cajon, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for breakfast, good sized portion plates. Servers are very friendly and it feels like eating with relatives.

Thank Randy D
Green Valley, Arizona
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true gem in El Cajon. Great for Breakfast, large portions, good coffee, nice service. It was like stepping back in time, to a diner of the past. I had eggs and potatoes and everything was great.

Thank AnnaInGreenValleyAZ
San Diego, CA
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Izzy's has always served an excellent breakfast. They specials are truly special. I hear the ribs are very good, just haven't been there for supper.

Thank Lonolono
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Izzy's is long on personality and short on the highest levels of eating. The food was OK. Nothing was bad, but neither was it exceptional. This is a neghborhood institution, nothing more, nothing less.

Thank myrevue
El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We eat there about once a week. Waitresses are very nice and the food is always good. Nothing fancy, but you will not leave hungry. Gets crowded at popular breakfast times, but totally worth the wait. Their Cobb Salad comes with a cheese quesadilla...yes, please. Cute decor with license plates from everywhere on the walls.

Thank Charliesmom1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We always make a point of going to Izzy's when traveling to California beaches. This is the cutest place. A very simple diner, red and white checked curtains, 50's memorabilia, a service counter with chrome stools, booths and tables. It is such a nod to yesterday without being garish. The service is always wonderful and so friendly. (this always reflects... More 

1 Thank Peggy C
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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.

1 Thank tgr619
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 619-447-5067

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