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Janet's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1696 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021-3521
+1 619-440-8599
06:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Tue 06:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 06:00 - 20:30
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El Cajon, California
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Love Janets Cafe. We go there often for breakfast. Service is friendly and fast and the the food is good, filling and comforting!

Thank Connie525
Englewood, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, wonderful food and unbelievable pies! First visited in March, 2014 and so happy we found it again!!

Thank Gary L
San Diego, California
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222 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were looking for a quick place to eat, and stumbled across Janet's. What a find! Great menu, excellent prices and good service. The "home style" food was excellent, and the quantity served near unbelievable. Homemade soup or salad, the main course, roll or cornbread, with homemade pie for desert, all for $12-16. How can you go wrong. We will... More 

Thank OldBigBob
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

It's cheat day and I wanted some pancakes. Have been staying about 1/2 mi from Janet's now for a couple of months and just not made it here yet. Today was the day. Breakfast served all day - yay! Although tempted by the crepe special with cream cheese, berries, bacon, and eggs, I stuck to my plan and had the... More 

Thank Eric K
San Diego
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Always delicious, generous portions, great coffee and the best hash browns you'll ever eat. Seriously.

Thank MarlaEsteban
El Cajon, California
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Have been there quite a few times since it's less than a mile away. Love the dinners there. The only special I have ever ordered was prime rib. It was good. I don't order the broccoli as it's al dente and I prefer mine cooked more. I usually end up taking some of the dinner home along with a dessert... More 

Thank Christine S
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

$10.95 for bacon and eggs??? I went here in the past, food is just OK, nothing you can't get for a lot less. I also got a cinnamon roll completely smothered in some know of buttery spread yuck, only ate a couple of bites. The waitress never asked why I didn't eat it. Go down the street to Bonnie's special... More 

Thank pinwizard123
Columbia, Maryland
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Got there on a Wednesday morning at about 11AM. The place was full, but there was no wait. They serve lunch and breakfast all day. The food was excellent, the portions huge, the coffee hot, and the service prompt. A great spot to satisfy a big appetite at a reasonable price.

Thank hankski
Alpine, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I go there only once in a while because there is one in the town I live in also. Good food, Good service. You may have to wait a while though because it is a hot spot.

Thank CriticalAdvisor
El Cajon, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Comfort food,nice waitresses, helpful busmen. Never had a bad meal but the side veggies are not real exciting.

Thank lindini2014

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1696 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021-3521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-8599

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