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Janet's Cafe

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
+1 619-749-1786
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once or twice a month my wife and I will go to breakfast Sunday morning after mass. Always pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Great menu and you can see the quality in each prepared meal. We have also tried there lunch and equally impessive.

Thank jphartigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have tried just about everything on the menu and have not been disappointed. They have new owners and have kept the favorites including the PIE included with the lunch specials. Breakfasts are good too, just come early and be willing to wait. There is...More

Thank Mohometravels
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Be prepared to be full after eating at this little place. The wait staff are super nice and helpful. The food so far after several visits has always been really good and the portions are HUGE. Enjoy!

Thank Breffni B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I really enjoyed my Turkey Club Sandwich at Janet's Cafe. The food and service were both excellent, and quick. The place was crowded, which one would expect as the food was awesome. I loved the onion rings as well, and my friend really enjoyed her...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife's goes by the same name so we couldn't pass it up. Great food, friendly staff, great find! We'll be back to try lunch, breakfast was delicious!

Thank ralph w
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Love the fruit I get vs the carbs! Large portions. Perfect for breakfast or brunch. Indoor, outdoor dining in front of cafe or patio in back. Great staff!

Thank Dina S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Janet's has become a family favorite for breakfast, brunch or lunch. There is a large selection of sandwiches or dining entrees to choose from and quite often portions are easily split between 2 lighter diners. The food ranges from American to Mexican and deli as...More

Thank prevere
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Janet's cafe makes you feel like you are home with your Mom cooking for you. The tucked away restaurant behind the Jack in the Box on Greenfield Drive is a great place to get comfort food. On our last visit my wife had the Country...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was very good and you get lots of it. My son was in love with the chocolate chip pancakes. The prices were a bit high for the small cafe menu but it wouldnt stop us from returning.

Thank Crystal G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What I love about Janet's is that they use quality ingredients and the restaurant is impeccably clean. All of them! They are not cheap but their prices are fair. You get dessert if you order one of the specials of the day. They are homemade...More

Thank Adrienne S
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Suzie S
4 August 2017|
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Response from Dina S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is you can make your own choices to come up with your entree. They are very helpful. Enjoy
Jeanne T
29 April 2017|
Response from AMSadventuretraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-749-1786
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