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Olive Cafe

805 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7223
+1 858-488-1224
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
805 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7223
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

The Olive Café is the most fabulous breakfast/lunch/whatever café. It is located in true Southern California surfer country...ie Mission Beach San Diego. This is an addictive part of the world...expensive shabby chic would describe it well Olive café serves So Cal/ Mex breakfasts and lunch...More

Thank scottythesurgeon
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Saw the reviews, everyone was so nice. Ate outside on the patio. Enjoyed the ambiance of san diego weather. Breakfast was delicious, the pancakes were thick,hearty and stick to your ribs.they were a meal in themselves

Thank jsinaz
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The Olive Cafe is a small breakfast/lunch cafe on Mission Blvd in Mission Bay. It's order your meal first, select a seat (the best one's are on their deck) and your meal is delivered to your table. Fast and friendly staff. OUTRAGEOUS breakfasts. Gi-normous pancakes....More

Thank billjansen
OliveCafeMB, Manager at Olive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your business and hope you visit us again. Be sure to try one of our seasonal pumpkin drinks and join our coffee club for a FREE cup of coffee. Kind Regards, The Olive Management Team

Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The banana-walnut pancakes were extra fluffy, as big as a plate, and wholly satisfying with a cup of coffee. We also tried a scramble, the eggs were soft, the toast from freshly baked loaves and the hash browns nicely crisp. You order from the register...More

Thank bluerock86
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Mission Beach is a quaint seaside town with spectacular Pacific beach access, boardwalk and eclectic collection of colorful bungalows and condos. If you are searching for an amazing breakfast venue you MUST go to Olive Cafe off of Santa Clara Place. It provides the most...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

I've been spoiled by a breakfast place in Boston that has the best Banana Walnut pancakes, so I should've known that the same order here would have been slightly underwhelming. They were good, but a bit dry. My wife order a combo plate that had...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Good solid place for breakfast (served all day!) or lunch with some great healthy alternatives to choose from. Great vegetarian menu too, the fresh loose leaf tea was delicious also. Was a little pricey but good service and good food

Thank Sttevei83
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The the place is cute and quaint and has a nice patio but the food was just ok.. We had pancakes and fruit and the pancakes were a little rubbery and didn't taste like homemade. The fruit bowl was mostly melon which was also a...More

Thank alilspunk
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Loved this cafe for lunch, brunch and breakfast. Close to beach. Service swift and food good value. Pancakes were good as was the pesto chicken sandwich. Recommend.

Thank suzy252016
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited Olive 8 out of our 13 mornings. It was great to be able to eat inside or out. The food was lovely every time. The service was quick and the staff friendly.😊

Thank Maureen C
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Response from OliveCafeMB | Property representative |
We will be open Easter Sunday 7am-2pm with our regular menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Beach
  • Neighborhood: Mission Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-1224
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