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Encinitas Cafe

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531, Encinitas, CA
760 632 0919
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place many great memories. Great food - good prices - coffee is good. Friendly service. Good spot to stop before driving home

Thank Nathaniel R
verde valley
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185 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my bride had the navy bean soup and i had the chili. both were pretty average. nothing too special about this place. if you like classic diner food, i suppose its the best option.

Thank arizona-mark
Encinitas, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of stories from locals. This place has history and you can generally hear it at breakfast most mornings. I used to be a local in Encinitas so breakfast here was a nice treat (and very good by the way). If you sit outside you can easily get involved in a story with another local, often someone who knows the... More 

Thank Pris N
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Walked in the Coffee Mill Cafe (now Encinitas Cafe) in 1976, ordered the scrambled eggs and ham special. Forty years later I get the buckwheat waffle, but my wife still gets the scrambled eggs and ham. Same wonderful service, mostly the same decor (the buffet in the side room is no more. Lets say, 2 Sundays per month for forty... More 

Thank Marvin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had a great breakfast here with friends. Best egg Benedict I've had. Staff are fun, friendly, efficient and it's easy to see they like what they do.

Thank robdownunder
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had several different dishes ie, open face hot sandwwich, entrees and regular sandwich. All were well prepared and served at the right temperature. Service was great. Prices were reasonable.

Thank kasperba
Carlsbad, California
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349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We stopped by for a late Wednesday lunch. It was nearly 2 pm and there were only a few customers, so we had our choice of tables. We took a cozy window table looking out at PCH and the sidewalk passing parade. The Encinitas Cafe is a casual place frequented by locals as well as tourists. It's an older place,... More 

Thank Gordon C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent little diner! Great chocolate shake. Had the Ella's grilled cheese with onion rings and it was perfect. Awesome service as well. Great find, and easy on the wallet!

Thank Ashley C
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

They serve the best banana walnut and blueberry pancakes I have tasted. They also serve a wonderful Mimosa at only $3.95! Their prices are very reasonable. We had gone there with a two year old toddler who was kept entertained by their collection of toy cars which allowed us to have a leisurely breakfast that lasted over an hour.

Thank Evelina62
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

When ever we stop by Encinitas we always make a point to have breakfast or lunch...love the food love the people

Thank Daniel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531, Encinitas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760 632 0919

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