We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Mentioned in

  • Outdoor Dining in Oceanside - Visit Oceansidevisitoceanside.org
About
Family owned and operated since 1988 by Gary, Zell, and Harrison Dwelley. A breakfast and lunch icon in Oceanside, California, Beach Break Cafe, is about community. With a Surf, Skate, and Sun-filled inspired theme, it offers up Great Food, Great Friends, Great Service. Come on by and take a peek and enjoy a slice of Beach Break Cafe!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (894)
Filter reviews
887 results
Traveler rating
675
162
38
6
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
675
162
38
6
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviews coffee cake omelet hash browns french toast burrito fish tacos salad fries worth the wait great place for breakfast breakfast and lunch big portions san diego surfing surfboard killer
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on our drive back from San Diego to LAX. Big portions, decent quality, okay price. After being spoiled by Cafe 21 in San Diego a bit of a come down, except the prices were cheaper.

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast and friendly staff. Love there was an open area to sit for breakfast. We had pancakes, eggs, bacon and ham and it was all delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 10, 2022

My wife and I recently had breakfast at the Beach Break Cafe in Oceanside CA. It was a great choice on my wife's part. She went with eggs and pancakes while I went with the "Awesome Omelet". It had scallops, crab, shrimp, bacon, avocado and...jack cheese. The hash browns were crispy and buttery and the potato pancakes were delicious with apple sauce. I would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

Fries and coffee cake are the real standouts. Generous plates, lots of choices. Particularly friendly service. Killer Burrito was really good.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

This is a casual place serving delicious unpretentious food with a smile. My fish taco salad was generous, fresh and flavourful. My husbands blt with avocado was excellent. I stole some of his fries, which were delicious and crispy. Our server was friendly and professional.

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 21, 2022

If you like Eggs Benedict and crispy hash browns, this the place to go! Absolutely the best ever! Pancakes? The biggest and fluffy. Just get a shirt stack because you probsbly can't est a full stack. Everything you get here is great. Prices are reasonable...and the service.is excellent. Status friendly and helpful with your order If you are hungry and want good food, Beach Break Cafe in Oceanside, CA us the place to go. You will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Breakfast for two (and the pooch) on a Sunday. Nice breakfast spot with a somewhat hidden, enclosed, dog friendly patio. Breakfast was solid and reasonably priced. And they doted on the dog. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 25, 2021 via mobile

Can coffee cake count as an entree? Asking for a friend! So as you can guess, this restaurant has the most amazing coffee cake ever on the menu. Worth driving here for, waiting in line for, etc. The rest of the menu is just as...yummy with lots of breakfast and lunch favorites. I decided to up the sugar content with some French toast. The decor is all surfing and fun to look at. Downside was the wait - it’s a bit much during peak times and it seemed a bit chaotic to someone who wasn’t a regular. But all of that is worth it for the awesome food!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 1, 2021

So good we had to come back a second time while we were there! Their seafood eggs benedict is amazing!! And the bathroom walls are too cool!

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

How this place has anything over 3 starts is baffling. The service is not bad, not at all. But the food? It’s not worth a visit. We ordered several things, including an omelette, a waffle, bacon, hash browns and coffee cake. The omelette was meh...at best. Nothing to write about. Hash browns and waffle had no flavor at all. Like none. It was almost like eating paper. Now the bacon… that was GROSS. I’ve never had bad bacon, that changed recently. I don’t even know how it’s possible, I really tried to not be negative, but wow. Coffee cake was good though. Service was good. Nothing special, but nothing bad to say either. I just don’t understand how it’s rated so high that’s all.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

Fun place with cool surfboards. Breakfast is good but unch is better. Staff is friendly. Restaurant is in neighborhood scene. Laid back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 14, 2021

I came in solo and received a friendly greeting from Kelley, she was quick with coffee, refilled without having to wait too. I ordered the corn beef hash because they make it there and it was the best I’ve ever had as well as a...whole plate portion. Very comfortable atmosphere with surfing decor and you can sit outside too. It’s a definite must try for anyone.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 3, 2021

Stopped in for a late breakfast last month while on a Calif. trip. Excellent food. Fun and friendly service. Parking lot is free, paved and fills up fast. Service: Prompt and friendly Food: Delicious and ample Parking: mmm-kay Would recommend: Yes! Would re-patronize: If in...the areas - yes.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

Haven't been here in over a year (Pandemic + 2 hour drive) and I'm so happy that the food is still amazing, the service fantastic, great atmosphere and they seem to be thriving! We'll be back again soon

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 11, 2021

Great local café and it was wonderful to see how busy they where. There food was outstanding. The banana nut French toast was some the best I have ever had. Staff was friendly and timely.

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Oceanside Inn & Suites
44 reviews
.04 miles away
Best Western Oceanside Inn
714 reviews
1.05 miles away
Aquamarine Villas
102 reviews
1.18 miles away
Beach Terrace
2,037 reviews
1.19 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub
145 reviews
.04 miles away
The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza
101 reviews
.13 miles away
Don's Country Kitchen
84 reviews
.21 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center
38 reviews
.46 miles away
Buccaneer Park
31 reviews
.38 miles away
Hosp Grove Trails
28 reviews
.85 miles away
across pacific
14 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
teacupmama
September 14, 2019|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Mitchell D | Property representative |
Yes, we offer Gluten Free Pancakes and Waffles! Hope to see you in soon! Thanks!
0
Votes
lkkinsella
May 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Debbie0622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Break Cafe

Yes, Beach Break Cafe offers takeout services.

Beach Break Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5