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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
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the healthy burrito (smothered), eggs benedict with ham, and pataya. It all was surprisingly delicious and priced moderately. The gourmet coffee selection was yummy and bottomless. Plenty of outdoor seating. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend.

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Thank Bri B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Acai Bowls are delicious as is the rest of the food. A great place to stop! Highly recommend for Breakfast and Lunch or even an early dinner.

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Thank ATravelingFoodLover
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Swami's with my mom and sister. I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich, and this is what came out. Maybe I should have asked for the piece of bread to be covered in cheese.....didn't think I needed to be that specific.

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Thank Miamcasey
Stockholm, Sweden
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We like this place. Its a real CA surf place for lunch. The food is good and you have a nice lunch in outdoor.

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Thank Husgudinnan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Funky looking roadside café with the best Acai bowls on Earth. Excellent fresh food. Albacore sandwich is outstanding. Host John is very entertaining. Great for breakfast and lunch.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Veggie sandwich for breakfast - why not? The Acai bowl was terrific too; just be prepared for some of the fruit to still be frozen. Excellent coffee and overall reasonable prices too. We'll be back!

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Thank Carol R
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

for so many stellar reviews, maybe i was expecting a bit more, but pretty good place overall. we had the shrimp tropical wrap and it was quite tasty. its rather large, so plan on sharing it.

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Thank arizona-mark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our coastal drive. Service was fun and quick. The mex mocha iced drink was delicious. Great coffee drinks and the food was interesting and delicious. Check this place out!

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Thank Kailyn H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Left after 20 min waiting for a cappuccino, friendly atmosphere but not high service standard, the bowls are great if they dont forget your order...

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Thank Matthias M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place is right on Hwy 101 as you travel through Encinitas. It has counter ordering and very casual, open -seating, patio dining. There was a bit of a line but the staff was friendly. There is writing all over the walls and ceiling and surf murals too. There is a coffee bar with about 10 choices in self-serve carafes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?