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22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8628
+1 805-438-3376
05:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 05:30 - 16:00
Fri 05:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very casual place. The chalkboard menu has a large variety of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and salads. There is also beer on tap, and possibly wine, as well as a good selection of soft drinks. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were there for a very late lunch, or possibly a very early dinner. I had the... More 

Thank Rosemary W
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Coffee good however they sit in the thermals And so the coffee is never as hot as I would like it. However they are willing to warm up if you need it. Further they have specialty coffees that are good. Food is good. Presentation of food is good. I've returned there again and food service are consistently good.

Thank Sylviada63
Santa Margarita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good food, beer and wine at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast and lunch during the week and serve casual dinners on Friday nights along with live music. Big city entertainment in a small town atmosphere.

Thank 67larryd
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered a few deli sandwiches which were exactly as ordered! Later, we thought it would have been nice if the bread had been toasted, but it wasn't an option. The French dip was great and the chicken tenders were as expected, tasty, hot and fresh. We were on a time frame and were worried about making our appointment but... More 

Thank Tarra R
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355 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had lunch there yesterday for the first time. I had a turkey, avocado and tomato wrap and it was big and tasty but a little too pricey for me ($9.95). The potato salad was bland and needed salt (I never salt anything but did this time). My husband had a bacon cheeseburger but wasn't too impressed with the meat.... More 

Thank K. B
Santa Margarita, California
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Enjoy for breakfast and lunch. Nice salads and good sandwiches and burgers. Seating inside and out. Yummy bar cookies.

Thank Pamela M
Los Osos, California
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179 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Three of us stopped in this morning on the way to an event outside of town. We had various coffee drinks. We all enjoyed the low key environment and ample seating. One in the group had eaten at this location previously and was please with the food. Prices are reasonable and staff was friendly. Plan to return at some future... More 

Thank traveldog149
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a small lunch. We split a panino of roast beef with green chile and cheese. Quite good. Sides of potato salad and cole slaw both seemed "home made" and were good. We'd come back, happily.

Thank GaoDawei
Oxnard, California
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We were looking for a pet friendly place for breakfast and saw The Porch Cafe on Bringfido.com. We each had one of their breakfast bowls and really liked them. The bagel we ordered was fresh and good. They don't have a large menu but it was adequate for what we were looking for. You order at the counter and there... More 

Thank Sea_Squared
Helena, MT
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966 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Had a pretty good spicy beef panini Ice machine was barely working, out of some silverware and so on Clean, tasty, did the job

Thank vintagetrailer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: +1 805-438-3376

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