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“"Home Cooking" While Away from Home”
Review of Centre City Cafe

Centre City Cafe
Ranked #45 of 343 Restaurants in Escondido
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 2, 2013

While vacationing, Centre City became our favorite. Recommended by a local family, we found it perfect for it's variety and quality - menu items like home, yet 'eating out' choices as well - from meatloaf, sauerkraut & brats, to salmon and most things inbetween. In addition to a very large menu, they have great specials every day. Fabulous breakfast menu. The portions are very large; lots of folks leaving with take out boxes. The side salad and slaw were average but they served a tasty large dinner roll. All the staff were friendly and efficient. We were especially impressed with servers who kept up conversations on two nights with an elderly, single gentleman - apparently his dinner was also his social outlet every day--they were kind and made an effort to show an interest in his non-stop chatter.

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Thank cjds
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food is uniformly good, the staff is efficient but not hovering, the portions are large, and if you subscribe to their newsletter you can get weekly coupons that can help you save money.
If you are a tourist, this would be a good spot to "eat like a local".
On Sunday mornings, which is when we usually go, there is often a wait.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

On certain days the have stuffed cabbage rolls for a dinner special. They will blow your effen mind!

Thank michael r
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had enjoyed hearty breakfasts at the Centre City Cafe and so decided to try dinner after receiving an online coupon. Our order was for Friday fish & chips. The service was very friendly and attentive. The quantity was almost too much--unexpected large rolls and tossed salad in addition to the usual cole slaw, etc.. We wondered how they could do it for the price and then realized the answer. There was almost no fish in the deep fried batter. We may go there again, but not for fish & chips.

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Thank Jay_LeeSanDiego_CA
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place seems to have a lot of entrees with the central ingredient being a chicken breast. I think that is what I do not like about the place. Now the food is not terrible, but it is just not consistently good. I guess I will just say nothing they serve would make me go out of my way to get to this place out on the old highway. It's like an old Denny's with a crummier, more limited menu.
The one exception is the complimentary rolls they give you, which are great. Service can be inattentive and grindingly slow. As stated, the place is a bit out of the Escondido main drag out on Centre City Pkwy (old CA 395) down from Hacienda de la Vega.

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Thank houstontosandiego
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