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The Porch Cafe

22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8628
+1 805-438-3376
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good56%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
“wraps” (3 reviews)
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22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8628
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Tasty sandwiches, not much atmosphere but not dirty either. Came recommended by locals so we figured it would be worth a try. Staff was young do maybe this is their style of comfort..... not judging, just reporting.

Thank ajsaxman559
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The food was wonderful. The veggies were fresh, the potatoe salad was perfect and the sandwiches and burgers were first rate!

Thank Kathe S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a very casual place. The chalkboard menu has a large variety of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and salads. There is also beer on tap, and possibly wine, as well as a good selection of soft drinks. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were...More

1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Coffee good however they sit in the thermals And so the coffee is never as hot as I would like it. However they are willing to warm up if you need it. Further they have specialty coffees that are good. Food is good. Presentation of...More

Thank Sylviada63
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good food, beer and wine at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast and lunch during the week and serve casual dinners on Friday nights along with live music. Big city entertainment in a small town atmosphere.

Thank 67larryd
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered a few deli sandwiches which were exactly as ordered! Later, we thought it would have been nice if the bread had been toasted, but it wasn't an option. The French dip was great and the chicken tenders were as expected, tasty, hot and...More

Thank Tarra R
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had lunch there yesterday for the first time. I had a turkey, avocado and tomato wrap and it was big and tasty but a little too pricey for me ($9.95). The potato salad was bland and needed salt (I never salt anything but did...More

Thank K. B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoy for breakfast and lunch. Nice salads and good sandwiches and burgers. Seating inside and out. Yummy bar cookies.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Three of us stopped in this morning on the way to an event outside of town. We had various coffee drinks. We all enjoyed the low key environment and ample seating. One in the group had eaten at this location previously and was please with...More

Thank traveldog149
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a small lunch. We split a panino of roast beef with green chile and cheese. Quite good. Sides of potato salad and cole slaw both seemed "home made" and were good. We'd come back, happily.

Thank GaoDawei
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: +1 805-438-3376
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