A friend who recommended our hike north from the pier on the San Clemente Beach trail to North Beach told us we had to stop at Ellie's Table for refreshments. When we got to the North Beach parking lot, we headed inland just past the Ole Hansen Beach Club and spied the inviting outdoor patio and the Ellie's Table sign. Arriving at the counter around 1:30, the server asked if this was our first time there. When we said yes, she was crestfallen--because they had sold out of so many things. We still had plenty of delicacies to tempt us and we shared a piece of pumpkin cake, plus fresh squeezed lemonade and an excellent large coffee--all for under $9. It was indeed delicious and we can't wait to arrive a little earlier so we can try some of what we missed along with the tempting lunch items. The outdoor tables have a great peek view of the ocean and of the historic Beach Club building. Definitely worth a trip, by foot or by car.