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Janet's Cafe

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9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
619-749-1786
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Calipatria
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife's goes by the same name so we couldn't pass it up. Great food, friendly staff, great find! We'll be back to try lunch, breakfast was delicious!

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Thank ralph w
Ramona, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the fruit I get vs the carbs! Large portions. Perfect for breakfast or brunch. Indoor, outdoor dining in front of cafe or patio in back. Great staff!

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Thank Dina S
Coronado, California
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353 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Janet's has become a family favorite for breakfast, brunch or lunch. There is a large selection of sandwiches or dining entrees to choose from and quite often portions are easily split between 2 lighter diners. The food ranges from American to Mexican and deli as well. There is a good selection of bakery items for dessert or just for pleasure.... More 

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Thank prevere
El Cajon, California
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Janet's cafe makes you feel like you are home with your Mom cooking for you. The tucked away restaurant behind the Jack in the Box on Greenfield Drive is a great place to get comfort food. On our last visit my wife had the Country Chicken Fried Steak & gravy which comes with eggs, potatoes and your choice of toast.... More 

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Thank grandslamhomer
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was very good and you get lots of it. My son was in love with the chocolate chip pancakes. The prices were a bit high for the small cafe menu but it wouldnt stop us from returning.

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Thank Crystal G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What I love about Janet's is that they use quality ingredients and the restaurant is impeccably clean. All of them! They are not cheap but their prices are fair. You get dessert if you order one of the specials of the day. They are homemade and delicious. Pies, cakes, brownies, cookies. You name it. The service is outstanding. I love... More 

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Thank Adrienne S
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Janet's is my standard go-to place, after church where I can look forward to plunking down at a table, out on the back patio (ask!), which backs Mast Park with the San Diego River rolling along not too far from where you're sitting. It's a quaint, idyllic location, though it can definitely get busy (I did have to wait close... More 

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Thank teresahY9197GI
Santee, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Met up with family for Brunch, surprised at the back patio seating, nice. Home style country servings of food. Good desserts also, pies and goodies. Very reasonably priced

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Thank Lovingirelandbuns64
Santee, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Whether you come for breakfast, lunch or a slice of their many excellent pies, Janet's Cafe is never a disappointment. The staff are always friendly and the food is typically exceptional.

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Thank dlheimer
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

While It is always very busy. this restaurant may be resting on its laurels. My omelette: The eggs were rubbery and the spinach in it was clearly the frozen and chopped kind , not fresh. The biscuit, while very large, was in the microwave too long and came to the table tough on the edges with the bottom sticking to... More 

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Thank KayRuth

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
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: 619-749-1786

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