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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
760-944-0612
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mayonaisse on the breakfast croissant ruined it. The only thing we enjoyed was the fresh juice. The cappucino tasted "off." Maybe the machine needed cleaning? This is a little place on the side of the road. You have to get your own menus then place your order at the window. That would have been OK if the food was... More 

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Thank KatB92020
El Cajon, California
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Swami's, and this location has been opened just six months. It's just two blocks from the beach, three blocks from the pier, and close to lodging and the movie theater. The food is great, from American to Mexican, all-day breakfast and very healthy eats. My husband ordered eggs benedict (options of mock bacon, spinach, avocado, or bacon) with... More 

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Thank fairgirl59
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 ended up here 3 different times during our weeklong visit to Solana Beach. We wanted to try smoothie bowls and heard this was a great place to get it. Each time we came I think a minimum of 2 smoothie bowls were ordered and they were huge and very tasty. We also had pancakes, breakfast burritos,... More 

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Thank Heidi W
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your kind compliments with us, Heidi! We're so pleased to hear that you and your family were able to dine with us 3 times during your trip, and enjoyed all that we had to offer. We hope you'll join us again the next time you're in town! More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. Very popular and so crowded in the afternoon. Easy to park. Good vegetarian spread. Bit of self service. Had to stand in line to order but line moved quickly.

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Thank asnarayan1966
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I ate lunch at Swami's Cafe with my adult sons and friend. The food selection is great. Lots of variety and healthy choices. The food is always fresh and plentiful. You will enjoy your meal.

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SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us - we're so glad that you and your friends and family enjoyed your experience at Swami's Cafe. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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295 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

But we found it very hard to get service in the mid afternoon. Suggest trying at lunchtime before staff are less wrapped up in decompressing. Menu looked simple enough, but we ended up leaving as noone was interested in serving us. No problem. Lots of options on the main drag through town.

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Thank LIbbewdc
salt lake city
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Felt transported to the 60's courtesy of the employees, customers, music and the whole vibe. Great fun really. We had the acai bowl which was delicious and refreshing. Looks like all the food would be good.

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Thank keithwesterberg
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great local spot for breakfast or lunch. I prefer the outdoor patio. It's a bit crowded but very "Encinitas"! The staff is very friendly. Portion sizes are large. Everything I've had so far has been delicious.

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Silicon Valley
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334 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

....interesting juxtaposition from the peaceful serenity of Swami's Retreat across the highway. It was quite surprising to see the pro gun, open-carry welcoming signage and fundraising effort for those Bundy folks. That being said, the food was great. As numerous others have stated the Acai bowls are a well-deserved huge hit. Many other healthy and tasty items available.

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Delaware, USA
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259 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Ate at Swami's twice in a week. Beautiful, fresh, healthy salads and wraps for lunch. The Acai bowl for breakfast is life-changing. So fresh and good. Loved the bee pollen and granola! Will absolutely return on my next trip to Encinitas!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-944-0612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?