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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (29 reviews)
“pies” (16 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful diner! Step back in time! They have the old jukeboxes on the counter and a big old one when you walk in. You can sit in booths or at the counter. If you have the opportunity to have a meal here, you...More

Thank Where2next629
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service by Marco! Food was delicious and prompt. Extensive breakfast menu , everything from chorizo and eggs to a scrumptious Eggs Benedict.

Thank ErnestoDescanso
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the old diner and decor along with the jukebox old tunes for selection. Took us back a few years. Food was good and normal fare for an old diner. Any age would enjoy it.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything here is amazing! My son declared the fried chicken as the best he has ever had. The coconut crewmen pie was divine as were the malts. The portions were big enough share.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended Clayton’s by my hotel concierge ( who grew up on Coronado) . What a place! Most of the seating is round the central counter, so great if you are on your own, also some booths. I had by far the best breakfast...More

Thank MGBLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service and food! Can play the juke box from your seat. Love the golden oldies with fresh food and happy staff.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hit this cafe every time we are staying on Coronado island. This long time traditional coffee house serves up delicious breakfasts all day long. Portions are large. We shared an omelette and it was more than enough. Our waitress has been...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service...food was generous and fresh..staff were very busy but kept checking on our group..everything we tried was very good

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My breakfast of fruit and yogurt was good and enough for two meals. We went back for sandwiches -- a classic grilled ham and cheese and real, roasted/sliced turkey and avocado. We loved the 1950's diner feel and our very friendly and pleasant waitress despite...More

Thank decoduo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quintessential American diner perched on the corner of Orange and 10th. Unassuming exterior gives way to a fully authentic diner experience with extensive menu for any-time-of-the-day eating experience and some of the friendliest staff you could imagine. We sat at the counter and had...More

Thank Hut49
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Lorna S
25 October 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive they will put your name on a list...The coffee shop is very busy, but I'm sure they will be able to accommodate your party of 4 in a reasonable aount of time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-5425
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