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“Delicious Egg Benedict!!”
Review of Shell Cafe - CLOSED

Shell Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Depending on where you vacation, you can walk to this cafe. Attentive waitress on a week day. Even though, the cafe is not on the waterfront, you can see the Pacific Ocean, especially if you sit at their outdoor patio. Great for Breakfast!!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Victoria G
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

We had a coupon from the Sea Crest Hotel and decided to try the breakfast for 2. It was very good. The bacon was crisp as I ordered. The pancakes were fluffy. All-in-all very ggod.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Diana W
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We used to go to Steamers on our way to Cambria from L.A., but when they closed down we found the Shell Cafe. Their calamari and chips is pretty good. Never too crowded for lunch on Sundays. Service is always good.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been in business for a very long time, we had s nice view of the eater from our comfy booth! Shannon our server was a delight !! And the food
Was very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank jinksy33
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We ate lunch at the Shell Cafe on a Saturday. They have a nice outdoor patio where we sat. There were two servers--a woman and a man.

Because we were there for so long, and because the other parties were large and really loud, I ended up watching the other server and then dreaming that she was our server. She was attentive and fast and checked on her groups frequently. Our server was the exact opposite.

To be fair, there were inside tables, and perhaps he had a bunch of these to attend to, but he seemed not to have time or interest in checking in on us or even to see if we needed drink refills.

He also had trouble understanding what I wanted. I asked if the orange juice was fresh; he said no, so I said no thank you, but he brought me orange juice anyways. We both had coffee but after 30 minutes of communication between us and our server, I finally yelled out that we would like more coffee. The awesome female server said she'd take care of it, which she did.

Shell cafe could be a great place to eat. Teach employees to be attentive and to listen to what guests say and want. then offer fresh squeezed orange juice, especially when it's in season. For the gravy and biscuits, make the gravy tasty rather than bland and pasty. Have homemade jams rather than tubs of prepackaged jams offered at chains. You can do better! You have a great location and an appealing outdoor eating space. I also love your doggy menu! Just go a step further and make yourself stand out.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Seredni
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