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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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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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501 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 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
1 review
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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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Stopped into Encinitas Cafe for first time this Monday at 10AM. Meet/greet was friendly and coffe flowed before I could get out my laptop. "Bubbles" was my happy server. Ordered a spinach, bacon, avocado, swiss 3 egg omelette that was fabulous. Spent a few hours here and staff had no prob with that. Everyone, including locals hanging out was friendly.... More 

Thank docdockerty
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and laid back. Yummy breakfast. We had Bennys - florentine and bacon avocado. Fresh and delicious. Great service.

Austin, Texas, United States
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stopped here when the 101 Diner was closed. It's a cute café, the food was good, I enjoyed the hot beef sandwich which was filling. One thing I liked was they had a guy just running around refilling drinks. I never take pictures of my food but did this time, it looked so good.

Thank texaskdog

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?