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Cafe Rae

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1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
+1 949-492-8480
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

it was nice quaint place for breakfast with really nice servers! the only thing, i wish they had soy or almond milk for the coffee. but everything else is great.:)

Pasadena, California
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I looked up good breakfast places on our way to San Diego and found this little gem. Small with artsy vibe, the breakfast was to die for. I had the veggie omelet with smokey flavoured vegetables, the best potatoes and whole grain toast. Sounds like a breakfast you can get anywhere but I a sure you, you won't. Our wait... More 

Thank tmboc
Palm Springs, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Fun little place to get some great food. Enjoyed the stuffed french toast stuffed with blueberries. Fast service not the best for parking.

Thank vam518
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here several times, just once for lunch. It is just a short walk from our house in San Clemente. It is small, but they use mirrors effectively to give a sense of greater space. The decor, with its bright colors really perks you up in the morning. The first thing you notice when the food arrives... More 

Thank Johnkinder
San Clemente, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. We come here for breakfast and lunch often. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Myrna B
San Clemente, California
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

A nice cafe that has delicious home made soups which I usually get with a half a sandwich. Not cheap but good quality ingredients. Not much privacy but there is enough room so you do not feel claustrophobic. Have not tried the breakfast but it sounds good from the menu.

Thank Lighthouse2006
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A very small health food style cafe. We were generally pleased with the food, my wife a bit more than I was. Caution:The entrance does not seem very condusive for a person in a whellchair or crutches to enter or exit easily.

Thank USC_Trojan_Fan_90275
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food great service! I had the chicken taco salad and the guacamole was fantastic. I would have liked more chicken but it was still awesome!! Great place! Thanks trip advisor!

Thank Julie D
San Clemente, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I am a big fan of the Huevos Rancheros - unique and very healthy for a diabetic. The owner, Terry, offers a good selection of unique choices, some developed while he was a road chef for rock & roll tours. And he always plays some great music.

Thank Bob B
Harbert, Michigan
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This place has an amazing variety of dishes. Nothing standard, all have slight creative twist. The Rastafarian decor and soundtrack gives the impression that it is a mid-range Jamaican place. No ting is further from de troot, mon. Go. Now. You'll be back for more.

Thank zippy521

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-8480

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