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Izzy's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
+1 619-447-5067
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07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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El Cajon, California
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438 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Izzy's Cafe in El Cajon today for the first time for Breakfast, and were very pleased. Colette was our server and was so nice as she explained the entire menu to us, and answered all of our questions with a big smile. Colette is AWESOME ! My wife had the homemade biscuits and gravy... More 

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Thank grandslamhomer
El Cajon, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Izzy's food is wonderful and is worth it, despite the possible wait.The servers are friendly, the food arrives on your table quickly and they offer so many different choices! You will be pleased! Enjoy!

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Thank Melissa M
El Cajon, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For us, a good choice for breakfast or lunch after golf. Large portions and usually have a take home box.

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Thank Glenda P
El Cajon, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great for breakfast, good sized portion plates. Servers are very friendly and it feels like eating with relatives.

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Thank Randy D
Green Valley, Arizona
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a true gem in El Cajon. Great for Breakfast, large portions, good coffee, nice service. It was like stepping back in time, to a diner of the past. I had eggs and potatoes and everything was great.

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Thank AnnaInGreenValleyAZ
San Diego, CA
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Izzy's has always served an excellent breakfast. They specials are truly special. I hear the ribs are very good, just haven't been there for supper.

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Thank Lonolono
San Diego, California
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Izzy's is long on personality and short on the highest levels of eating. The food was OK. Nothing was bad, but neither was it exceptional. This is a neghborhood institution, nothing more, nothing less.

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Thank myrevue
El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We eat there about once a week. Waitresses are very nice and the food is always good. Nothing fancy, but you will not leave hungry. Gets crowded at popular breakfast times, but totally worth the wait. Their Cobb Salad comes with a cheese quesadilla...yes, please. Cute decor with license plates from everywhere on the walls.

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Thank Charliesmom1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We always make a point of going to Izzy's when traveling to California beaches. This is the cutest place. A very simple diner, red and white checked curtains, 50's memorabilia, a service counter with chrome stools, booths and tables. It is such a nod to yesterday without being garish. The service is always wonderful and so friendly. (this always reflects... More 

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1 Thank Peggy C
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I eat at Izzy's for breakfast once a month with a group of friends. Each time I have a great breakfast and a trip down memory lane. Izzy's is a longtime staple in El Cajon. Not fancy, or trendy....just an old fashioned family restaurant serving yummy comfort food. I love the omelettes and bottomless coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-447-5067

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