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“Not only good food, good comfort food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spice House Cafe

Spice House Cafe
Ranked #1,293 of 4,608 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Greek, Diner, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not only good food, good comfort food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Do you want large portions of good comfort food, at a reasonable cost, by a friendly staff, in an authentic 1980s diner? If yes, go to the Spice House Café. The food is always good and the menu, well plan on getting there early to give yourself time to read the entire menu. Not only will you find "American" food, but don't forget the Greek items as well as the Mexican items. The owner is Greek so, the Greek items are not to be missed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great breakfast...great Greek!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perfect location, in busy Clairemont Mesa. Breakfasts are generous, hearty, with an international flair. My favorites are the Greek-inspired breakfast options...yum!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mj92159
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

The service was great Strawberry French toast combo was very satisfying cozy cafe friendly waiters i must try again.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank frosales137
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Ft. Lauderdale
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wear the stretchy waist pants and eat to your heart's content”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is more of a traditional style café with a wide array of breakfast and lunch food choices. Pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, greek food, meatloaf...and the menu list goes on and one. You want a filling meal? This is the place.

You can tell the locals dine here on a very regular basis - which is always where an out-of-towner wants to be. I had the most massive french toast slices I've ever seen in my life. No joke - they were at least 2.5 inches thick. Everything I ate was yummy and our waitress was a lot of fun to talk to.

I overate a little, but I don’t care. If someone made an amazing breakfast\brunch spread for me every day, I would be a happier human being (smile).

Visited February 2013
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San Diego
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast-Lunch place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is THE place for breakfast/lunch if you like large portions of very good regular food at inexpensive pricing in the Kearny Mesa area of north San Diego..
Because the owner is Greek, there are Gyros and Lamb Chops as well as standard cafe fare.
The salads are HUGE.
There is a 1/2 lb Hamburger special with fries as well as a 1/2 chicken lunch. Big ham slabs.
You get the idea that doggie bags are commonly requested.
Unlike most other restaurants, this place is extremely popular as it has been very busy every time I have lunched there weekly for the past 3 years.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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