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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
+1 760-944-0612
07:00 - 21:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located right on the highway with open air seating this restaurant really specializes in hearty breakfasts. Not too pricey and usually large portions make a great start to the day. Very casual atmosphere a good stop for the morning get up and go.

Thank Garey C
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped for take out after a hike at Torrey Pines Park. Ordered shrimp wrap which was loaded with greens and avocado. Yummy!

Thank momentobello
San Diego, California
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246 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been to several different locations for Swami's in San Diego, and love this one because you eat outdoors under umbrellas. Swami's has such a varied menu, so everyone can get what they want including express drinks!!

Thank Claudia M
Oceanside, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had drove by several times and had always seen long lines on the weekend (good sign), decided to stop in on a Tuesday morning. Friendly staff and a real relaxing breakfast on the sidewalk in the sun. Wife had ABC omelet that she reported was fantastic, I went with good old scramble eggs, bacon with a side of belgium waffle.... More 

Thank joezinkel
Orlando, Florida
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164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great California cuisine with fun laid back atmosphere. The acai bowl was the hit of the meal. If you live out hear you don't need an explanation but if you are from out of town think yogurt granola parfait with acai berries and other fruit. The happy face picture at the bottom of the post should sell you on it... More 

Thank Jamie G
The Bay Area
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385 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The location is opposite the Yogananda Fellowship ashram and close to Swami's beach where the local surfers show their mettle and one can go for a long walk on the beach. It took me a few minutes to realize that one orders the food at the counter and then takes the table. I had a tofu stir fry on a... More 

Thank cuckatoo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a mid morning breakfast on Valentines. Ordered the basic french toast, eggs and bacon. Eggs were overcooked, however they did replace them correctly. The food was ok, not great. I won't go back.

Thank Janine B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Enjoy the local's beach life at Swami's. Good food, funky atmosphere, enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck. Check hours, not sure how late it's open.

Thank friendsofwine
new york
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Enjoyed a late lunch here, sitting outside in the sunshine. The spicy ginger wrap was delicious. As was the mango smoothie. Handy location to pop across the road and watch the sunset from the beach.

Thank ldygrdnr
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a refreshing lunch of smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. Portions were large. Swami salad was quite good. Service was a little chaotic. You order at the counter and leave a name. Then the staff wanders around the restaurant calling the name sometimes with difficulty due to pronunciation and street noise. We liked the outdoor seating. We figured out the... More 

Thank Charles S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-0612

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