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“Excellent restaurant for breakfast at the beach”
Review of Beach Garden Cafe - CLOSED

Beach Garden Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
New York City
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant for breakfast at the beach”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

I was desperately looking for a great breakfast diner that doesn't break the bank. I found this amazing Restaurant at the Beach. We sat outside at 8 am in the morning, had a lovely server and wonderful breakfast like Eggs Benedict. Its facing the beach. We all loved it!

Visited October 2011
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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast!”
Reviewed March 26, 2011

The Garden Cafe in San Clemente

This small European style street side cafe serves meals, drinks and snacks through the late afternoon. We ate breakfast here on a sunny March Saturday morning.  The wait for a table was 10-15 minutes, but well worth it. It seemed like a favorite with the local community, there were lots of couples and families with their dogs tucked under their feet. 

Our breakfast was excellent. With menu items under $10, the portions were large and had a beautiful presentation. I had a bacon, cheese and avocado omelet. The eggs, potatoes and toast were steamy hot. My husband had the pancakes, bacon and two eggs. Again everything was perfect.  

Located across from the public pier, beach and the oceanside fitness path, the fun local atmosphere, the great food and great service will definitely bring us back to The Garden Cafe. 

  • Visited March 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Accommodating, Excellant Food & Service, will definitely return!”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

My fiance, myself and our two friends went the the Beach Garden Cafe this past weekend. It was a very busy cafe, not too big but had great patio dining with an excellent view of the San Clemente Pier. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and waited for about 20 minutes or so for a table. We were seated outdoors and looked forward to a nice mimosa. We were told we could only be served alcohol inside and the hostess immediately offered to move us inside to an available table. We had beach chairs etc,. with us because we rode the metro link from Riverside and they had no problem storing them in a safe spot for us while we ate.
Once inside, we were greeted by a wonderful and friendly server. Our Mimosa's were tasty, the food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. They made us feel very at home and like regulars, didn't make us feel rushed at all, even though they still had people waiting for tables. Most all of the employees thanked us and wished us farewell as we left.
Overall, we had a great experience here and will definitely return!

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Vancouver, Wa.
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3 reviews
“Always go there”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

Our daughters live in San Clemente, when we visit (quite often) we always go here numerous times. Fish and chips excellent, great breakfast, and wonderful, friendly service, although busy. We just love it

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San Clemente, CA
1 review
“Great location, great breakfast!!”
Reviewed March 3, 2008

This place has a great view of the beach since it's located right across the street from the pier. The outside tables have the best location but sometimes a wait. If you don't mind cozy seating, their patio has the same great view with little two person tables. Their breakfast is great all-American food. They have the best eggs benedict that I've ever had!

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