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Encinitas Cafe

531, Encinitas, CA
+1 760-632-0919
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“oat cakes” (3 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (2 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
531, Encinitas, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Encinitas Cafe is your typical beach city dinner. It is run by Debbie, the owner, with lots of family and friends involved in day to day operations. It serves very good American cuisine -- which is fine by me! I have mostly had breakfast there....More

Thank TrippyDIane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times, breakfast only. It is one of my parents favorite places. It's casual and the staff are very friendly and attentive. They have all of the regular breakfast foods, such as omelets, scrambles, bacon and eggs, pancakes, etc. The portions...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I were looking for a quick, local, and cheap eats kind of place for breakfast before heading to he beach. I also needed gluten free options. We found it all at Encinitas Cafe. We shared a Greek omelette and home fries potatoes. The...More

Thank ChizSaltLakeCity
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in for dinner last night with my best friend. I had the meat loaf dinner, came with mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner salad and cornbread. It was terrific! My friend has the turkey dinner and I tried a little, this will be my choice next...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We dined here twice, first for lunch, which consisted of a BLT and clam chowder, then breakfast which was a ham and cheese omelette and quiche with potatoes, all tasted fresh and cooked right with friendly attentive staff as well. The food is not overly...More

Thank stevepeck2017
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I've been eating here for years. They are very doggie friendly and I see the same staff year after year...always a good sign. The Encinitas Special is my favorite but I always end up taking one pancake home. The good news is they reheat pretty...More

Thank RememberRosie
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My wife and I were looking for a "hole in the wall" cafe for a late breakfast and saw the Encinitas Cafe. We parked (found a spot in front on the street...but there is parking behind the cafe) and went inside. At 10:45 the place...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Although open for dinner we have only visited for breakfast or lunch in the past. The food and service are wonderful and we look forward to returning in the future.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast food was very tasty! We also ordered flour tortillas and were pleased when we noticed that they were homemade! The service is excellent!

Thank Sandy L. F
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I really wanted an authentic Mexican Breakfast Burrito while staying in Encinitas and this place fits the bill. I certainly enjoyed a made to order, to my liking with ingredients of my choice. It's huge!! My daughter enjoyed their Acai breakfast bowl with Acai Sorbet,...More

Thank Vinnie1973
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531, Encinitas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-632-0919
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