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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Breakfast for three here on a Thursday morning. 50's diner atmosphere with both counter and booth seating. Booths a bit small. Service was friendly and attentive. Extensive menu. Eggs and waffles were delicious. Will return, perhaps for lunch.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I like going to the outside window for organic cafe moto iced coffee. My friend loves their donuts and my mom loves their soft serve ice cream cones.

Thank LoveTravel666005
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have ordered 1 sandwiche with bacon, tomatoes and cheese as you can see in my pics and a California burger with avvocato and cheese. Incredible taste. We love it. Take a look at the pics! To drink 1 pink lemonade and 1 coke. 1...More

Thank cippy86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited about 30 minutes and we sat at the bar which we LOVE to do. Started with coffee and a huge cinnamon roll! Very good. I had the huevos rancheros and my husband had the burrito. It was amazing. All the food coming out...More

Thank TheMillers7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clayton's prides itself on being a throwback -- but the menu is anything but. Each day features a contemporary 'special' to go with the usual diner fare -- great pancakes and hues rancheros. The counter is horsehoe shaped and the five servers behind the counter...More

Thank Tommyg2230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very much an authentic 50's diner. It has the large u shaped counter with booths as additional seating along two of the walls. It is a tight squeeze, our waitress said it was like working on an airplane. It was very hot the...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get in the queue early and only waited 20 minutes for our table, but I’d probably happily wait for an hour. The whole vibe of this place is lovely! The staff are really friendly and attentive and the service is quick,...More

Thank Joham85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expect to wait for your table as this place gets packed pretty quickly. That said, the service is great and the food and portions are classic coffee shop style; solid and lots of it. My son has severe tree and peanut allergies and the staff...More

Thank TheSageLife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read on a couple of different sights that this was a "must visit" while in Coronado. I honestly don't understand what the hype is about. We only ate lunch- no dessert or shakes. Our meals were fine, nothing special. It seemed a bit dirty...More

2  Thank Roselynn B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Southern California for a family vacation and what an amazing surprise! This is a diner that has been open since the 50’s. We visited for breakfast. The food was fantastic, portions were plentiful. Service was very welcoming and comfortable. If there was...More

Thank Stephanie L
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Lorna S
October 25, 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive they will put your name on a list...The coffee shop is very busy, but I'm sure they will be able to accommodate your party of 4 in a reasonable aount of time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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