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2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
+1 949-498-5002
07:00 - 15:00
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Pataskala, Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast. The food was pretty good and plentiful. I did need to add salt and pepper. The coffee was a bit weak. The staff were very pleasant. The prices were very good.

Thank traveler60California
San Diego, CA
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We liked the Pipes burger with cheese. Shared an order fries. It was plenty. They were seasoned with a little too much salt for me, but most things are

Thank Lonolono
Forest Falls, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nice service, great prices, food was plentiful and cooked to order. I especially liked my "crispy" bacon and over medium eggs. Food was perfect. The counter service was friendly.

Thank Debbie J
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Many choices for brewed or express coffees, they have something for everyone. We had a great Saturday morning breakfast, eggs were prepared well, french toast was tasty. Overall a great meal!

Thank lovewarmwater
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255 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice burrito's with several options. However I enjoyed one that it had fried fish. I will go back as I enjoyed it

Thank Class-invictus
California Desert, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ordered a big breakfast to share. 2 eggs, county potatoes, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon, 1 English muffin. Juice and coffee. At counter, no one greeted us. Gal just stood there till I ask if we sit or order first. Another girl behind counter kept interrupting while she fixed herself a drink and kept saying "all I taste is metal".... More 

Thank 841vickyb
Victoria, Texas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I recently stopped here for breakfast. While my husband loves ALL things breakfast, I'm usually ok with just some fruit or toast and a cup,of coffee. However, on this day we had just had a long morning of flying in from Texas and we were both quite hungry! He ordered a sausage scramble, and Inhad a BLT... More 

Thank suzcollins
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

When we're in San Clemente this is the place for an amazing breakfast. Great menu excellent food and coffee.

Thank Sharkbait48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our way home from vacation. I wish we would have found it early on during our stay in San Clemente, we would have ate here more. The portion sizes are definitely big enough to fill up any sufer, and the decor is all fun to look at with all the surf boards and autographed pictures of... More 

Thank Denise J
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very laid-back environment. Mix of families, surfers, and marines. Some cashiers are friendlier than others. Great prices, especially for the area.

Thank KF B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5002

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