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Janet's Cafe

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
+1 619-749-1786
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

set in an out-of-the-way strip mall, it's a little hard to find....the food is very good (have been to 3 different Janet's Cafes and they don't disappoint)....portions are BIG and desserts are usually yummy (dessert is free with the lunch special...I couldn't NOT taste it)....they...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We have been to Janet’s three times in the past couple of months, the food is very good. Meals are large, you won’t go away hungry. I took something home every time we went. The cinnamon bun French toast is very good. Our friend had...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a great little spot where you may have to wait to get in, but you’ll never leave hungry. We love the breakfast and the staff are great. We hear they have great pies, but we never have room.

Thank ejhansen98
Reviewed January 31, 2018

All the food wow! and its al good, I love the Ham and cheese Omelets and the potatoes wow. I didn't want to finish it all but it was so good.......Keep me full almost until dinner time. I also like how they say hello to...More

Thank ritavalencia2016
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Food is worth the wait & the staff is efficient & so nice! There are 2 locations & I eat there as often as I can. Great breakfasts!

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I have been going to Janet's for the past 7 years since moving to East County. It is my understanding that two sisters own the restaurant and they also have a restaurant in Alpine. The concept is a home cooking style environment and the food...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Once or twice a month my wife and I will go to breakfast Sunday morning after mass. Always pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Great menu and you can see the quality in each prepared meal. We have also tried there lunch and equally impessive.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed September 23, 2017

I have tried just about everything on the menu and have not been disappointed. They have new owners and have kept the favorites including the PIE included with the lunch specials. Breakfasts are good too, just come early and be willing to wait. There is...More

Thank Mohometravels
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Be prepared to be full after eating at this little place. The wait staff are super nice and helpful. The food so far after several visits has always been really good and the portions are HUGE. Enjoy!

Thank Breffni B
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I really enjoyed my Turkey Club Sandwich at Janet's Cafe. The food and service were both excellent, and quick. The place was crowded, which one would expect as the food was awesome. I loved the onion rings as well, and my friend really enjoyed her...More

Thank Jon M
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Suzie S
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Dina S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is you can make your own choices to come up with your entree. They are very helpful. Enjoy
Jeanne T
April 28, 2017|
Response from AMSadventuretraveler | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-749-1786
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