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Hummingbird House Cafe

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26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Cortland, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't see why some people felt threatened by this restaurant. Sure it wasn't they best restaurant but it was good. I got the lamb Gyro very good. Tried the falafel, a bit dry. But overell the whole experience was very good. I would suggest getting the lamb gyro.

Thank Michael_Jewett
Lake Forest, California
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes of the Hummingbird Cafe because to its cute location and property. Unfortunately that was the only inviting part of our experience. The service was young, inexperienced, and without personality. Food was slow and some of their best known items were unavailable. We all ended up with wraps that were more lettuce than substance. The Greek potato... More 

Thank pkashinsky
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I had high hopes for this establishment because the name is so cute, proximity to the mission is great, we love med food and were plenty hungry. Here's the rough truth. The service all the way to owner are horrible to deal with. Think about your worst restaurant experience and then double it. No greeting at all - not even... More 

Thank dfelt01
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place, with the most relaxing atmosphere and their hummus is amazing. Try the soup and gyros too, you can tell everything is authentic.

Thank Nasko F
Dana Point, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a girlfriend on the beautiful patio. The picture was taken from the chair I was sitting in. I am a huge fan of Greek food. I often choose this location to have lunch. They have wonderful Greek food!! Great service and in a very special part of San Juan Capistrano. A must visit if you have not... More 

Thank lynneY8869MD
Temecula, California, USA
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167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Description: Visiting San Juan Capistrano, we came across this quaint little restaurant while strolling the San Juan town area. It appealed to us because of the quaintness and the pleasant outdoor eating area. Location: The restaurant is located next to the train tracks and train depot station. It is a little tucked away among other cafés in the Los Rios... More 

Thank Always5Star
Southern California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

While we were walking around the nearby Eco Craft Faire, my daughter and I saw this cozy garden restaurant. We were seated and soon were enjoying our drinks. Since we don't usually eat at Greek restaurants, we enjoyed the stuffed grape leaves with pita and tzatziki, and sampler appetizers. It was a beautiful day and the food was good, including... More 

Thank mcfarland11
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice quaint cozy off the beaten romantic place to dine. Creative cooking with a very nice environment.

Thank Mike F
Manhattan Beach, California
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Sitting outside, under a big tree, with the warm sunshine and a slight breeze blowing. Ahhhhh I can just feel it now. What a perfect little place for a late weekend lunch. The historic district of San Juan Capistrano is so quaint I can hardly stand it! It's like something that belongs in Fantasyland at Disneyland. The service wasn't top... More 

Thank Sally M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to have coffee around the corner and discovered this lovely area with all this small restaurants and since then I've been coming there every time I am in Laguna beach because all this places got such a nice ambiance and cool atmosphere. The food was great and price right.

Thank shaivino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-5090

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