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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Mexican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

On my first visit in 2020 during the pandemic, all safety protocols were observed. I had the meat omelette which is large and in charge. 7 Cafe continues to rank in the top ten breakfasts for me in the big SD.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

Had a chorizo wrap, which was more than enough breakfast. Hot, tasty, would like them to work on the home salsa it lacked a little in texture and heat. My wife had the vegetable breakfast wrap which too was very good. We both should have...stopped eating it but we managed. Small place nothing fancy but would go back again for the food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019

I'll take a decent breakfast/brunch with no wait anytime, and 7 cafe fit the bill for us- Chicken omlette: Well balanced and not too cheesy- good wheat toast on the side Breakfast platter- big juicy standard round sausage patties and somewhat crispy tater tot potatoes...Pancakes were fluffy and soft, good flavor and a decent value for about $6 for two We were in and out without any fuss, and the staff was friendly and efficient. Other diners from our hotel agreed that this was a great pick!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Was staying at a friend’s place downtown and found this place. Doesn’t look like much from the outside but was pleasantly surprised. Had the omelette and was very good. Wife had a wrap which she enjoyed. Different coffees available. Clean place. No frills good food...and friendly service.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

On my 2nd visit and 1st of 2019, I tried out their lunch offerings this time. I went with the hot pastrami w melted Provolone cheese sandwich(it also had avocado & jalapeno peppers giving it a nice kick). The sandwich melted in mouth was packed...with delicious pastrami and cheese. The result was the best pastrami melt since I've been back in California from Europe. My cream of corn soup and Cobb salad were also outstanding. Bonus points for a great selection of coffee on tap in the dining room. So these folks excel at both breakfast & lunch at very reasonable prices for the very high quality and deliciousness. They close at 2:30pm so they specialize in brekky and lunch, not dinner. Service is very professional and my food was at my table in under 15 minutes. 7 Cafe ranks as one of the best for breakfast, lunch in California.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We were there at 9:00 AM on a Sunday morning. We were the first people there. We are assuming they were experiencing some problems in the kitchen because it took over 30 minutes for us to get our food. It appeared to take even longer...for other patrons. I will say that their personnel was as friendly and helpful as they could be. Overall, the food was adequate but I'm not sure I'll go back.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice spot for breakfast around the area. They have lots of good options to choose from like sandwiches to wraps to pancakes! This is one of those places where you're supposed to go to the counter to place your order and pay for it and...the server then brings the food to your table! Their wraps and sandwiches come with a side of fries or pesto pasta! They're flexible on making substitutions/additions of ingredients to suit your taste!! The food tasted good, veggies seemed to be fresh and they had food coffee to start your day with! I would totally recommend this place to everyone!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Good, solid breakfast options. Pancakes were good, impressed that our butter was warmed. Eggs were good. Bacon was thin but serviceable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We ordered from Uber eats and the food was good which really says something about it.,I can imagine it’s great freshly from the kitchen. The pancakes and eggs were good but the tots were great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Tried this small breakfast/lunch restaurant for a good breakfast. To our surprise, the food was outstanding. The meat omelet was just filled with meat and a few slices of bacon on top. The egg was cooked perfectly. The coffee choices were many and even cappuccino...or espresso. If staying near by the various hotels, give it a a try.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Yes, 7 Cafe offers takeout services.

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  • 7 Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5