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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
+1 760-944-0612
07:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a mid morning breakfast on Valentines. Ordered the basic french toast, eggs and bacon. Eggs were overcooked, however they did replace them correctly. The food was ok, not great. I won't go back.

Thank Janine B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the local's beach life at Swami's. Good food, funky atmosphere, enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck. Check hours, not sure how late it's open.

Thank friendsofwine
new york
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Enjoyed a late lunch here, sitting outside in the sunshine. The spicy ginger wrap was delicious. As was the mango smoothie. Handy location to pop across the road and watch the sunset from the beach.

Thank ldygrdnr
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a refreshing lunch of smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. Portions were large. Swami salad was quite good. Service was a little chaotic. You order at the counter and leave a name. Then the staff wanders around the restaurant calling the name sometimes with difficulty due to pronunciation and street noise. We liked the outdoor seating. We figured out the... More 

Thank Charles S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It's a little hidden right off the road but it's a spot not to miss. It's the perfect mix of greasy spoon vibe & healthy breakfast & lunch spot. Complete will bottomless coffee and positive people working there. This will be a go-to from now on when we visit this zone.

Thank NoMadsen_
Encinitas, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We are lucky in Encinitas to have so many options--Coast highway is beautiful and they have really upgraded our choices. I had visited the Encinitas Blvd. location and never went back due to the lack of service and cold breakfast food. This coastal branch is even worse, it shows its age, the food is eh, and you are very lucky... More 

Thank GoBearsinSD
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Although we’re disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Swami’s, we thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We take great pride in all of the food that we serve, and so very sorry to hear that what you ordered wasn't to your liking. We will pass long your review to our kitchen staff... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

food is ok... atmosphere is very negative, which put a real damper on the experience while there with two family members.

Thank Arrdwale
Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was the first time I had ever had an Acai Bowl (loved it) and no place has ever come close! They also have great burgers, fish, salads and a lot more on the menu. I've tried most and never been disappointed but wait, there's more! It is located across the street from the Pacific Ocean and a great surfing... More 

Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the healthy burrito (smothered), eggs benedict with ham, and pataya. It all was surprisingly delicious and priced moderately. The gourmet coffee selection was yummy and bottomless. Plenty of outdoor seating. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend.

Thank Bri B
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Bri, thanks so very much for sharing your compliments with us! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the healthy (smothered) burrito and eggs benedict with ham. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Acai Bowls are delicious as is the rest of the food. A great place to stop! Highly recommend for Breakfast and Lunch or even an early dinner.

Thank ATravelingFoodLover
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We’re so glad to hear you enjoy the Acai Bowls and hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-0612

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