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Sam's Coffee Shop

American, Cafe, Diner
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210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Hearty breakfast, excellent coffee. Seems to be where locals go for Sunday breakfast... good sign. Omelets were with fresh ingredients, fast and efficient service.

Thank Theresa L
Farnham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

What a great Café serving great breakfast, brunch and lunches. The service is excellent and attentive waitresses anticipate that your coffee and soft drink refills go on forever. The menu is extensive and you can make up your own brunch or lunch from whatever is listed on the menu. Genuine, warm family atmosphere and good value. Only 5 minutes drive... More 

Thank jim r
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Eaten here approx 7/8 times good selection and good value. However my wife has had the veggie burger serveral times and always enjoyed it, but on the last visit said it tasted slightly strange which she put down to the bun which was mostly left. a stomach upset ensued. We travelled back to the UK the following day and have... More 

Thank Dominic H
Half Moon Bay, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a classic little coffee shop kind of place, perfect for a sit-down meal. Good place for an informal lunch meeting. Excellent place for grilled cheese and fries, cheerful waitresses.

1 Thank Deborah W
Half Moon Bay, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have just moved to Half Moon. Bay and trying new things everywhere. This place is just a good place for a good breakfast. Yes, the ambiance isn't much but that is be expected as a great little locals cafe. The waitresses were very nice and attentive. Give it a go!

1 Thank gotoborabora
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As soon as you walk in you see old dirty blue carpet, old brown formica tables and old brown vinyl chairs and booths in a big open room. We decided to eat here anyway because we were starving. I asked for blueberry compote on my blueberry pancakes and the waitress indicated that they didn't have any but they would figure... More 

Thank LadyBug1122
Half Moon Bay
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is like days gone by, and I love it! Want a hot breakfast, not fancy, just plentiful and well done, good service, excellent prices? Come here. I love this place because it is not pretentious. Just come...and eat!

Thank Quonster
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you want a hot breakfast and not spend a fortune for it then this place is for you. The portions are large. It is standard diner food, but well and freshly prepared. The place is fairly nondescript and located in a strip mall just off downtown. It is usually packed at breakfast, although you usually can find a seat... More 

Thank trees55
Half Moon Bay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Coastside area has many decent places to get a good breakfast. This is one of them. It caters to locals and you could tell that the wait staff knew many of the patrons from previous visits. This is diner food: basic and filling. There is a lengthy breakfast menu offering various omelets and other breakfast specialties. The food was... More 

Thank Marfak
Eureka, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Two trips,two good meals. Nice service. Nicer employees.9 folders having fun. Great start to great rounds of golf.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Please see Yelp for additional reviews.

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