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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on our coastal drive. Service was fun and quick. The mex mocha iced drink was delicious. Great coffee drinks and the food was interesting and delicious. Check this place out!

Thank Kailyn H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left after 20 min waiting for a cappuccino, friendly atmosphere but not high service standard, the bowls are great if they dont forget your order...

Thank Matthias M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right on Hwy 101 as you travel through Encinitas. It has counter ordering and very casual, open -seating, patio dining. There was a bit of a line but the staff was friendly. There is writing all over the walls and ceiling and surf murals too. There is a coffee bar with about 10 choices in self-serve carafes.... More 

Thank EmeraldBeach97
Lake Oswego, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swami's is a small convoluted space that serves great food. You stand in line to order and they bring it to your table. They serve breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items are omelettes, Burritos, and great smoothies and fruit items. Coffee is self serve. A great place to eat and hang out. Prices are really reasonable.

Thank Laurence S
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank KatB92020
El Cajon, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank fairgirl59
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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 July 13, 2016

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.

Thank asnarayan1966
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
26 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.

Thank pa s
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 186 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.

Thank LIbbewdc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?