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Clayton's Coffee Shop

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959 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA
+1 619-437-8811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Apr 29, 2017
“Good atmosphere”
Mar 12, 2017
“Classic all time diner”
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6:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe
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959 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Great deco and back to the sixties theme. Great service, but a long wait to get in. When sat at the table, order and food comes within ok time. Quality of food is ok, but it's the whole diner back to the sixties experience that...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Yes, you can go back in time and enjoy a wide range of comfort food here at Clayton's . It is a food dining icon from the past. We had awesome breakfast one day and burgers the other. The walk up window has fantastic donuts,...More

Thank chuckawala
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is more of a diner than coffee shop insofar as there is an extensive menu of food items. The quality of the food is excellent and the prices are fair, especially by Coronado standards. Oftentimes it is so busy that a wait is required...More

Thank Aquila13
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This fabulous little place was recommended by our nephew who lived in the area. It's small and there is often a line out the door but it's well worth the wait! We had a large group so we couldn't all sit together but they accommodated...More

Thank 83TRAVEL
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Turning to the trusty Trip Advisor my son and me scored with a delicious breakfast at Clayton's. Driving over from our stay in San Diego for an exploratory run we decided on Clayton's. We waited outside for about 20 min. which what was said we...More

Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Been to the states before and visited a lot of places, but I've never seen such a cool authentic diner/coffee shop before. You have to try one of those freshly prepared milkshakes. Can't stop thinking about it and Kelis' Song "my milkshake brings all the...More

Thank Katih23
Reviewed December 19, 2015

A nice diner on Coronado Island with not that many seats so be prepared to wait a while. We were here on a rather cold November morning and they had all their airco's turned to maximum so if you get cold quickly do bring something...More

Thank Ineke_Belgium
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Claytons is a landmark coffee shop on Coronado Island and demands a lengthy wait for a seat most of the time. Both times I have visited I have waited 30 minutes or more. It is a throwback atmosphere complete with lunch counter, booths, and jukeboxes....More

Thank Jackie D
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Got the eggs Benedict there. It was good but it wasn't the best eggs Benedict we've ever had. The coffee shop on the side was better than expected though. Great place.

Thank Angel F
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Went here one evening. The food was good, great overall feel and the servers were excellent. Really liked the overall vibe of this place- reasonable prices, friendly servers, good food and great location. If back in Coronado will definitely come back.

Thank dac831
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 959 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-437-8811
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