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“Good before surfing stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pipes Cafe

Pipes Cafe
Ranked #60 of 215 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good before surfing stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is a great place to get some coffee and a breakfast sandwich or burrito before your morning surf session.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Massive breakfast burritos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Bring your appetite. This small breakfast stop has huge breakfast burritos, filled with fresh ingredients. Perfect after a night out or a morning in the water.

Visited December 2011
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San Diego
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Eat where - and like - the surfers do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

Best big and cheap breakfast in San Clemente. This is a small family-run place with a second location in Cardiff - and related to Kono's in Pacific Beach (last two places are in San Diego County). Pipes features pancakes or french toast with scrambled eggs and home fries - more than most of us can eat, but all so good you want to. While you wait to order (usually not very long, although sometimes you can tell that the surf just went flat and everybody came for breakfast), you can watch surf videos and eavesdrop on the surfing conversations around you - including some by world-class San Clemente-native surfers. Come, eat and have fun.

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los angeles, ca
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“Biggest Breakfast Burrito Ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2010

So very tasty, but be warned. Unless you have just surfed for the last 5 hours straight, these burritos are big enough to share with a group. I understand the b'fast burritos contain TWELVE, that's right, a DOZEN eggs. Huge. Very very yummy place and nice staff. Super friendly!

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“Great for breakfast, big...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2008

Great for breakfast, big helpings, nice staff and owner, great local place.

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