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Old Town Cafe

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137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
07:00 - 14:30
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Lakewood, California
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228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far my favorite breakfast place in the area. It's small, so expect a wait. But, everything is made from scratch and so delicious. Homemade jam. Homemade salsa. I don't think there is anything on the menu that isn't high on the yum factor. Friendly wait staff. Clean restrooms. Wheelchair accessible..

Thank Karin W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Generous portions, great tasting food, lots of variety, decent coffee and clean surroundings. This place is NOT fancy, but it is definitely delicious and the wait staff is the best we have ever encountered, very personable and professional. We have not been disappointed with anything we have ordered, but I have to say this, if you like breakfast potatoes, this... More 

Thank Tammie S
Weatherford, Texas
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had breakfast and it was excellent. The portions were generous, the food tasty. The Eggs Benedict were a little shy on the ham, but everything was cooked very well, and I had no problem finishing my plate. I didn't see a dissatisfied customer in the place. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The food and service can't be beat here. The breakfasts are to die for, the Health Nut Sandwich is absolutely addicting especially on the Squaw bread, and you can count on a great meal every time.

2 Thank rellastern
Seal Beach, California
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261 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Tropical French toast is amazing. Four halfs of French toast literally burried in fruit. Read the story of the busboy who bought the restaurant.

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Santa Clarita, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Pancakes light, fluffy, tasty, served with whipped butter and maple syrup. Had the bacon, avocado, jack cheese omelette. Light, fluffy and too big a portion, was glad I shared. House salsa was really good with manageable heat. Service was outstanding. The overall feel was casual, warm, family friendly.

Thank scottwpascoe
El Segundo, California
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332 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is your typical hometown mom and pop business. Locals love this very casual bar that has a friendly staff. Sit where you like and enjoy the patio when the weather permits. They have great cold beer and a menu that has some pretty good food. The burgers and sandwiches were delicious. The prices are very low. The only negative...no... More 

Thank berniek1949
Portland, Maine
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198 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I wish I could give Old Town Cafe a better review. The service was friendly, attentive, and quick; unfortunately, the food was really disappointing. The Scramble was dense and flavorless, the pancakes rubbery, and the omelette unappetizing. On the positive side, the coffee wasn't bad.

Thank 0Fernando0
Dudley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had an old seaside cafe feel. Food was very good, reasonably priced , well presented. Good service, would go again.

Thank Chris Joanne H
Long Beach, California
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503 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My Husband and I took the recommendation to eat breakfast here from a neighbor. The Waffle is outstanding. It was the large type and crispy on the outside and very tasty. We will return for this. I ordered the Blueberry Pancakes and they were just ok. Plenty of fruit but little taste to the batter. I am looking forward to... More 

1 Thank PeggyChism

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-430-4377

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