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“Lunch was ok, nothing fantastic.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of RJ's Cafe

RJ's Cafe
Ranked #7 of 143 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lunch was ok, nothing fantastic.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We walked into RJ's Cafe not knowing that it was so highly rated in trip advisor. We had fish&chips and steak supreme. It was average, really not fantastic.

When I saw the trip advisor stickers by the door, I was rather surprised and had to check the website to verify it.

Perhaps breakfast is good but definitely not their lunch menu.

Service was great though :)

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“I hate to share our local secret...but YUMMY breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Well you should know that breakfast here will not disappoint! I'm a girl who likes a big breakfast as I know I have the entire day to work it off...so while I could enjoy the "Petey" (a large, super scrumptious pancake n eggs n sausage platter), I was talked into trying their egg white feta scramble. What?! I know, big change! But healthy never tasted so crazy delicious! Comes with fresh fruit (really fresh, btw) or home style potatoes. Their sourdough toast is a treat. The service is friendly and swift, busboys are friendly and Johnny-on-the-spot with more coffee.
My friends love the Banana Pancakes (w/chunks of banana) and the breakfast burrito is another favorite. The owner, RJ, has been on premise almost every time I've been there (which is too many times to count) jumping in to help his waitresses when necessary. Big thumbs up!

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank ValiSoCali
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VANCOUVER
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great burger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

After running a marathon we stopped here and got "take out". Very good.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank John M
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Dana Point, California
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“Great local place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

Good food and friendly staff! Breakfast is the BEST!

Visited November 2011
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Thank DPChick
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judyb_ATL
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Big Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Tried the restaurant based on other TripAdvisor reviews. There are two entrances to the cafe, one has you stopping at a hostess stand, the other has you grabbing seats if you see them available. The service was fast, not so courteous, but efficient. They have an extremely busy morning period, don't ask what is a good recommendation. :-) The menu is HUGE, you won't be disappointed.

The servings are decent sized, prices are reasonable for California and it is a local hang out. Good, easy place to grab a big breakfast.

  • Visited September 2011
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