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Encinitas Cafe

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Reviews, Reviews, Reviews!
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Alan Russell

Love their breakfasts. 

Katie Maus   

Always reliably excellent food, service, and home-y feel. It's just as if Grandma was cooking in the back. You've got to try the fresh baked banana walnut bread!

DiAnne Douglass  

The food here was great, the staff was amazing, especially because we were such a large party. The only reason it's not 5 stars is because the water tasted like mildew. I couldn't drink it and neither could several of my cousins. The other drinks tasted fine, however.

magnumsfan until I die  

One of the BEST home cooked meals you will ever eat except at home. The staff is "family" and you are treated as such. Deb is the best. Thanks for being there.

Richard Pereyra 

Beachy locals restaurant, sidewalk seating or inside always good home cooking

Carol Noyes   

Encinitas Cafe has been here for many years. It't not fancy,just delicious down home cooking. My favorites are their hamburgers and turkey entrees. Also, their banana bread is the best I have ever had. Yummy with any of their egg dishes. To end this with,come hungry, as the portions are large. Many of the waitreset have been there for a long time and they are a happy to serve you.

Maria Carapia  

Great food, great atmosphere and awesome service. The prices are reasonable. It's very crowded Sunday mornings for breakfast

Sandra Bates  

Good customer service

Kim Antry   

Definitely a breakfast spot to hit when you're in town. Food is great and staff is friendly. I upgraded to the banana walnut pancake for my breakfast and was certainly glad I did. It was so good. Sausage patties were flavorful.

Darla P 

Everything is delicious. We enjoy their breakfast. Great service. Extremely casual. *Park in the back

Jason Williams  

Oatcakes! I love oatcakes! Nice retro vibe of a coffee house from when we were kids. If you are craving Denny's, your not, your craving Encinitas Cafe.

Roz Light  

Family run, consistent food, delicious. I recommend anything with turkey. They roast fresh turkeys for their club sandwiches, open-faced hot turkey sandwiches, Cobb salad. They have won local awards for the lima bean soup. The triple deck grilled cheese is my boy's favorite. Chocolate cake heated with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Kids eat free nights weekly. Wednesday, I think? Best burgers. They get their meat from Tip Top Meats. If I don't feel like cooking for Thanksgiving we have been known to go to the beloved Encinitas Cafe. It feels like home. I've been eating in this restaurant since I was a little girl and it was called the Coffee Mill.

John Hostetler   

I love this place. It's an Encinitas original that has stood the test of time. The staff is great and the food is authentic and very good!

mike Mitchell  

Very good food

Rebecca Rosa  

Love this place

Kate Schwebel  

Encinitas Cafe has been in Encinitas for a very long time and is one of the stable restaurants in downtown as well. I highly recommend going there for breakfast and if you're going on a weekend make sure you're prepared to wait for a table as they get very busy. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner under open fairly late. Their breakfast are definitely my favorite thing that they have there, but you can find delicious items for all meals. Unfortunately, there are not many vegan options but if you are vegan and you can still find something there (you might have to get creative though). The service is always good, and the time it takes for you to get your food is really not that long. I highly recommend going just so that you can know what this location is like to see something historical.

Mel B  

Great food, fair price, fast service and has outdoor eating area and is pet friendly

David Bogedin  

Great delicious food and service!


lThe Santastics   

Great dinner! Our group grew from 7 people to 12 and our waitress handled it like a champ! The workers were all very friendly. The food was delicious. Totally recommend the turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich.


David Marks  

Great service, good food

William Fuller 

All the food is good but, Take advantage of the specials,

carlos ramirez  

Very friendly staff, clean and good oldies tunage playing in the background. The coffee and service was fantastic but I was a bit disappointed in the food. I got the huevos rancheros with beans. The beans are whole pinto beans, not refried, which is fine, but the beans were a bit cold and some of them hard or not cooked all the way. I will still definitely come back and become a regular due to the good atmosphere, service, coffee and excellent tunage. I'll just order something else next time.


Shawn Harvey  

Good food!

Ron Anderson  

Comfort food with great service



Great food

Don Clark  

Downtown Encinitas, low key nice relaxing cafe.


Diane Teeter  

I have been coming here for years. I have been worried about something happening to this cafe because of the gentrification of Encinitas glad they still have this place

Jolynn Zarazua  

Great stop for some yummy dinner food. Great fries! Large portions, decent prices.

Justin Fox  

We had a good breakfast here - eggs Benedict was pretty good but not the best. I would order them again for sure.

Peggy Cole  

Where everyone knows your name. Love this place. Hi bubbles.

Harmony Van Luven  

I love this place. Sit at the counter. Or a booth for two by the window. Frozen in time, this cafe feels like stepping back decades. In a really lovely nostolgic way. With amazing food. And adorbs staff.

Gonzalo García   

In one word: perfect! The turkey is the best I've ever had, the place is cosy and beautiful and very authentic. But the best is the service: the waitress helping us was delightful, answering all our questions, giving really good advice and making our experience perfect. We will definitely go back to this amazing place.