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Hummingbird House Cafe

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26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
08:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really cute, quaint little cafe, just off the Amtrak station in San Juan Capistrano. We were waiting for a train around lunch time, and walked around the the numerous shops and eateries within a couple of blocks of station, reading menus. We ultimately decided on the Hummingbird. As we walked over to read the menu, the manager... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a late brunch one morning when we walked by. The patio and smell drew us in. We were not disappointed. The staff was incredibly friendly and the food couldn't be beat. The breakfast burrito and sweet crepe are very highly recommended.

Thank GaribaldiCU
Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Where to begin...Tables had a mm of dust on them...the young service staff obviously would rather be somewhere else...no silverware after asking TWICE for it, actually bet the wife that they'd figure out the need to bring silverware once they brought our entrees...lost that bet... tepid coffee, had to ask 3 times to have cream brought, by then the coffee... More 

Thank blasdelezo2015
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had gyro and I had lamb. We were happy with the plates. Good size portion. You can split with someone. The patio is nice and good location. I would go back

Thank DanielaB
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Located in the historic area, this restaurant served excellent Gyros, as well as a variety of other items. Moderately priced, with a pleasant outdoor patio. As it is across the train tracks, there could be some noise if the Amtrak is coming through. Very friendly waitress helped us.

Thank Carhydancer
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We decided to have lunch at this cute little spot after perusing the more expensive menu next door at Ramos House. Lots of Greek dishes and relatively inexpensive. The outdoor seating is rustic, under shade popups. Our server was attentive and friendly. On a weekday afternoon, it wasn't crowded and our food was delivered quickly. The asian salad was delicious... More 

Thank czarinalex
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I enjoyed a lunch here with a friend. The wrap was good, not extraordinary, but good and came with a nice kale salad at a decent price. It isn't high-end food, but has the same kind of beautiful setting as the higher priced and usually crowded Ramos House next door. Service was friendly, and we weren't rushed despite the fact... More 

Thank Knansea
silicon valley
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316 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

it is a relaxing setting with delicious food. The gyro's and salads are tasty. It is close to train so a nice place to wait.

Thank travel4fun111
Cortland, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I don't see why some people felt threatened by this restaurant. Sure it wasn't they best restaurant but it was good. I got the lamb Gyro very good. Tried the falafel, a bit dry. But overell the whole experience was very good. I would suggest getting the lamb gyro.

Thank Michael_Jewett
Lake Forest, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes of the Hummingbird Cafe because to its cute location and property. Unfortunately that was the only inviting part of our experience. The service was young, inexperienced, and without personality. Food was slow and some of their best known items were unavailable. We all ended up with wraps that were more lettuce than substance. The Greek potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-5090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?