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Summerland Beach Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067
+1 805-969-4363
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Whittier, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little spot overlooking the Pacific. A rustic little spot in Summerland. Great for breakfast but on weekends it can get packed. On a Sunday's they place cowbells on the tables and as cyclists pass people ring the bells. The smoked salmon, onions and potato plate is a winner.

Thank calursus82
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trips up the coast, we've been stopping at the Summerland Beach Cafe for almost 25 years now and it never fails to satisfy our tummies and senses and warm our souls. The food is always exceptional - and fast - and the service is always great. It's popular and sometimes there's a wait for a table, but it's... More 

Thank Daniel C
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed mid-day breakfast omelets and the cool surroundings. They offer generous servings and fresh food. A nice photo corner of Jonathan Winters, and area history displayed on the walls made this an interesting place. Definitely a friendly and fun stop with ocean views on a clear day and outside dining, too.

Thank catbluesky
Los Angeles
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284 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this Cafe in a Historic Home! Pretty patio and lots of breakfast choices. Omelettes, and most of the choices like waffles are large enough to share so bring a friend and get your breakfast on! Comfortable, cozy and a great place to meet friends- it does get busy on the weekends! Parking out front or a few doors down... More 

Thank BackRoadsUSA
Simi Valley, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have been going to Summerland Beach Cafe for years, and they are always consistent. If you are driving up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, then you will want to call about 30 minutes before you arrive to put your name on the list ("call ahead"), as they are typically packed on the weekends and have a line. They... More 

Thank Jeff B
Helsinki, Finland
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397 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were staying close by for some business things and ate here every day for four days. Amazing breakfasts and even better launches. Come here to have amazing and memorable visit, place is unique with great menu, good food and amazing staff!

Thank GlobalTraveller81
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

very warm and relaxing - feels like you have left the city and in a country setting lots of outdoor seating both in the front and in the back limited indoor seating

Thank BobbieJ0308
Stratford on Avon
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It's just a short hop the 101. A delightful cafe, full of character with lovely and most helpful staff. We had a lovely breakfast here, great service with endless coffee and fresh orange juice. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Wilmcotewanderer
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Between the good service, the good food, and the good view, Summerland cafe is always a good stop. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch after the lunch hour, and the servings are always more than I can eat. With the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they have made the restauratn dog friendly. A must stop if traveling up and down Coastal... More 

Thank threedandj
Riverside, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I had breakfast on the patio on a beautiful morning during the week. This restaurant is in an old house built in the late 1800's and black and white photos are hung throughout the house, showing the history of Summerland. We had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, toast, French toast, and OJ; which we could have shared... More 

Thank OceanKate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Summerland
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-4363

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