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101 Cafe

631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
+1 760-722-5220
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“home fries” (5 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and we really enjoyed everything from the service to the food and atmosphere. Great little cafe to grab a bite and hang out looking at old black and white photos of the area.

Thank radman143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a diner with historical value. It reminds you of a "soda pop stop" from back in the day. Food was very reasonably priced. The pancakes are HUGE!! Our service was a little slow...but they were short staffed...however it was worth the wait!!

Thank Mrs_Ware229
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this cafe has been here since the 1920s, with lots of memorabilia and photos showing changes to Oceanside over the past ninety+ years. It possesses a diner atmosphere with booths, table and countertop service. Food portions are quite large; service is prompt and friendly. Plenty...More

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A serious choice of menu items, and a lot on your plate. Not fancy food, just good food, and a plateful of it. Kind of a must stop and check it out spot, with the nostalgic look that is for real inside and out. Very...More

Thank w57chev
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped for lunch at this diner. It was really clean and had pictures old pictures on the wall of days gone by. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. We both had the "Ortega Burger" after being assured by our waitress that it wasn't...More

Thank R L B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

On our recent road trip we stopped here for lunch. Since it was May 1st most of the businesses were closed to support 'Day Without Immigrants’ Protests and Strikes. This retro diner was quaint and decorated well with old pictures of Oceanside. But the food,...More

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped for breakfast and had their Trucker's omelet! It was very good (food and service), great atmosphere and lots of food!!!

Thank joezinkel
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Cute cafe but the spinach omelette I had was flavorless. Staff didn't talk much. The place looked clean though.

Thank Missjaxn_2000
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

All day breakfast menu and a good selection of burgers. Friendly staff, good food, good coffee. This place simply made us feel good!

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went to lunch with friends after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Very nicely decorated and with the history listed... since 1928.. was very interesting. !!! And like the restaurants we went to when a lot younger. We like going to...More

Thank RonandJoan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-5220
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated, 101 Café has been a trademark of Oceanside along the Historic US Highway 101 for the last 88 years. Good food, Friendly service, and down-home atmosphere in our 50s style diner. We now accept debit/credit as payment forms! Hours from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM every day.
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