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Clayton's Coffee Shop

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American, Cafe, Diner
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979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Sheboygan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for a grilled cheese and a chili dog. Fabulous floats, apple pie and coffee as well. Sure felt like we were back in time.

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Thank Katherine A
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the walk up windows for coffee and a doughnut. Vanilla latte was good, doughnut was different but good. Looked like a crueller tasted more like cream puff dough. Prices were very reasonable for Coronado.

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Thank Laura K
Coronado, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip to Coronado would not be complete without dinning at Clayton's. I like to go for breakfast, the lunch and dinner menu are great too. Old style/home style cooking. The Chai tea is amazing. It will be crowded , so grab a seat outside while you wait and enjoy the people watching and Coronado scenery. It will be worth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I see all the high ratings here, and wonder if I just visited on an off, twilight zone episode day? I went here after someone recommended the place (that someone also joined me for my dining experience, and apologised saying it seemed better the first time), and the service and food were just awful! Don't get me wrong, I have... More 

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Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to look for a place for a bite to eat in Coronado and walked by and were drawn in to this authentic 50's diner. Cheryl was our excellent server and we enjoyed everything and moment. Great burgers, fries, onion rings along with many other diner favorites including hand made shakes! We brought home pie for desert as we... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast at Clayton's and had a wonderful experience. The service was engaging. The food was fresh and hot and the home made corned beef hash was awesome.

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Thank Allinder
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wondered in the diner for breakfast. Neat little place that has maintained its vintage 40's look. Lots of seating at the counter which is fun-kind of a community table where locals and travelers can converse. The staff were very helpful and the food came quick. It was delicious. Good coffee too. They have a walk up window for coffee, etc.... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is more of a diner than a coffee shop. That is, there is an extensive menu and breakfast is served all day. While not cheap, the prices are reasonable, especially by Coronado standards. The staff was very friendly and efficient. It seemed that there was a good mix of locals and tourists. We were seated quickly (it was the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a breakfast at Clayton's iconic old school Diner in the heart of Coronado. The food and server were fabulous as we enjoyed our meal bellied up to the main counter. The wait was about 15 min as seating is limited but well worth the wait for the experience.

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Santa Clara
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clayton's is a REAL 50's style diner. Eat at the counter and play a song from the tabletop juke box. Enjoy one of the best milkshakes in the world - I loved the cherry milkshake and it was so worth the calories. It's very traditional - so my son's pork-chop dinner was what you might expect from a meal from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-5425

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