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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Had a fabulous breakfast. Possibly the best pancakes I have ever eaten. Omelette was outstanding. My wife had the vegetable tacos and they were great. There was a small mixup on her order, not a big deal at all, and they fixed it and then...they ended up comping the entire breakfast!! I told him they did not have to do that but they insisted. we will definitely be back for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Visiting Solano Beach from The east coast recently. Checked this place out for breakfast. Even though it was busy we were quickly seated. First time I had the most amazing delicious stuffed French toast with berries and ricotta. Almost licked the plate. It was so...good we went back again. Second time had the quinoa bowl with poached eggs for something different. It was so so good. Tried the biscuits and gravy. Delicious. Service is good. Ambience is perfect. Go there.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022

This is a popular lunch place only. They have more tables outside in the back in a pleasant patio space. It is standard sandwich and salad fare as you would expect, but also has breakfast dishes as well making it good for a weekend brunch....They do have a full bar (for a Bloody Mary) which is unusual for many typical lunch establishments. The food is very good. The service is always friendly and attentive. I have never had a bad experience with the latter. There is a takeout bakery and coffee shop next door where we have purchased good croissants in the past. We will be repeat customers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Solana Beach for about eight years and kept hearing about Claires. I was just never able to stop for a meal. My friend and I were out walking and decided to stop for lunch. My sandwich and salad were fresh. Our...server was very pleasant and we had a very nice time on the back patio. I wish Claire’s would be open for dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

I ate here over a month ago and was double charged. I am active duty military in the Navy and was underway for about a week so I did not notice the discrepancy immediately. When I did notice, I called in and told the employee...who answered the phone my issue. They took down my information and assured me that a manager would get back to me. It has now been over three weeks, and I have yet to speak to a manager. I have followed up a FEW times, but whenever I speak to an employee, they give me the same answer, "We have your information and the person who deals with these issues will get back to you." I am sick of being ignored. I have been more than reasonable in the timeliness of my waiting to be refunded, or at the very least, acknowledged. All I want is what is rightfully mine, MY money. I will be going into the restaurant tomorrow to address this issue in person, as I guarantee they will have a difficult time ignoring my existence in person.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

For our frequent trips to San Diego we now stay in Solana Beach just so that we are near Claire's and can get there early in the morning before it really gets crowded. Have eaten here many times and we keep coming back because the...food is so fantastic and the staff is beyond friendly. Never had a single dish that I would not recommend. My daughter had hot chocolate this time and it was so smooth and delicious. Do not pass up Claire's but make sure you get here early or you might have a long wait, but it is worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

Came on a weekday morning at 7:30, no wait to get a table. I had the Chilaquiles and my partner had two eggs, toast, with a side of bacon. Both delicious. Am planning on going back. I almost hate to write a good review because...this place can get crowded and I'm a local. But Claire's deserves it's high ratings.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed breakfast at Claire’s. There was a long wait for an outdoor table at 0730, but no wait for indoors. Our waiter was very friendly - personality plus! - and knowledgeable about the menu items. The food was beyond standard cafe...breakfast items in creativity, presentation and flavor. Will definitely return for breakfast, and want to try their yummy-looking lunch menu too!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

For some reason they had a rush of orders all at once so the service was unusually slow. We never complained as we were enjoying our visit sipping our coffee w/family not seen in a year on their cozy outdoor patio! I had waffles (w/side...of fresh fruit) which was delicious & my husband had an egg dish which was very good (perfect sized portions). Let’s just say the management made the wait worth our while & we were delightfully surprised w/their customer service. 😁They also gave us shortbread cookies as a treat!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021

If you are a tourist in the area, and are looking for a hidden local favorite, this is the place for you! The breakfast here is amazing! The patio in the back courtyard is beautiful, the staff is amazing. If you are a foodie like...me, Claire's has a unique menu. The Guatemalan coffee is rich, and so good. My favorite dish has to be the Beach Bowl.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2021

We visited the area for the first time ever during a pandemic so we knew our dining experience would be one like no other. Claire's appeared to have outdoor dining options however in March it was still very chilly so we opted to order a...carry out order and picked it up to take back to our condo. The portions were huge and each of our meals were excellent. Also indulged in the coffee cake - YUM!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2020

The restaurant is excellent. But the "side" coffee/bakery next door is poor. The pastries are so uneven. A few, such as their bear claw are very good, but most are tasteless and just plain stale. It makes me wonder if the main restaurant uses this...venue to get rid of day old (or older) pastries and sandwiches. For a place that promotes healthy dining, this side business is an embarrassment.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 27, 2020 via mobile

found this gem while having a quick memorial day getaway in Solana Beach and we definitely loved the place and their food! they would ask you to place your orders first by their bakery and once you get your number, they will have you seated...down if you prefer to dine in. they have all the tables sanitized and ready for dine in customers. tables are arranged for keeping at least 6 ft away from each other. masks are required upon entering until they have you seated down. such a cozy and relaxing place to get your brunch. and its close to the beach too!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

Local farm eggs and all natural local ingredients equal brilliant breakfast choices. From fruit and granola bowls to egg dishes, our group of 4 were happily satisfied.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast here while visiting San Diego. The food and service were both excellent. The cafe is very quaint, perfect for breakfast. Highly recommend eating there.

Date of visit: February 2020
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