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Reviewed March 7, 2021

I just finished a business trip to San Diego area. Dine-In dining virtually impossible to find. Everyone is subjected to dining in tents outside and despite heaters, it is unpleasant. Perry's was a breath of normality. Waitress was friendly, polite, and personable. She welcomed all...the regular customers. She greeted me and made me feel welcome to dine this morning. I have Celiac and other food allergies. The omelet was great with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and real cheese. It was not greasy or dry. Juice was real & fresh and not that "canned" flavor. This place is a gem that I will continue to return to on my regular trips to this area. My business partner had a ham & egg omelet and blueberry muffin. He raved.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Great breakfast. This is the classic diner. Been around for decades. Excellent servers. We bring our 2 year old granddaughter and she loves it. Order comes within 10 minutes, hot and great. My wife is hooked on their Spinach bacon frittata.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

We read the reviews and believed them. Breakfast was just ok but absolutely nothing special. The staff were all friendly and helpful however. But the bacon was thin and just OK. The coffee is from Farmer's Brothers and made weak, MIdwestern style, and really boring....Lesson learned.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a perfect Breakfast and Joana was great. We hope to see us next year on our next Trip to Tucson

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff makes each giant meal even better. I wish they were open for dinner. I can only imagine the meals they'd produce

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

fter eating several times now at Black Bear the food was great but the amount of food for the price compared to how Much I get at Black Bear well I was very disappointed. Same Price I get twice as much Ont thing mad the...visit a nice one wich is why a 4 SERVICE CINDY was my server, super persoanlity and very friendly and she saved the Day I was only going to give the visit a 2. CINDY was awesomeMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Extensive breakfast menu at good prices. French toast was fantastic especially if you love whipped cream and fruit. Great assortment of omelets and egg dishes. Enjoy!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

First breakfast in the States and it didn't disappoint. Service was excellent and meals were generous and tasty 😊.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Old time restaurant. Great service, Great food.This place has been in El Cajon for years. We have been here many times. Only place the would serve a kids hamburger for breakfast.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Always can expect great food and service. Menus is well rounded with something for everyone. Even if it looks like a wait, it never takes long. Healthy portions make it worth it

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

We ate breakfast here almost every morning. Try the frittatas. Service was wonderful as well. We'll miss it.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Steak was the worst I’ve ever had, anywhere. Service was good and friendly, just that steak really soured our visit. Eggs were good, waffles were good too, but thin. Coffee was fresh and tasted well, but man, that steak was rubbery.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a very long time. They do have limited hours and is always packed. They do also have another location downtown. Big portions and a fair price. Great choice.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

great food and service is also great and I visit them a lot. also when visiting them I take about 4 to 6 people to eat

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

We stopped in for breakfast and had a grand time. Great service (lots of cross service), food was hot, tasty, well prepared, and served quickly. We had a frittata, oatmeal (creamy and wonderful), eggs, hash browns. Large portions, we were stuffed! Great team effort by...the staff, there was a birthday celebration and they encouraged everyone to join in, even the cooks from the kitchen. Highly recommended for a quick, casual meal.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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PERRY'S CAFE, El Cajon - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Perry's Cafe offers takeout services.

Perry's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3