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Cafe Rae

1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
+1 949-492-8480
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

This place is great. Breakfast burrito is huge and very tasty. Pancakes cover the plate. Omelettes are stuffed and good. Service was great. Waitress was very friendly and informative. Will go again for sure. Prices are good. 👍

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dulovi
Reviewed 3 September 2018

DO NOT order the meatloaf sandwich ! It was absolutely gross. Super, super greasy and the meat tasted like it had been sitting in the back of the fridge for a month. Just nasty.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank carlandkati
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Our third time here as good as the last two meals. Something for everyone! Kids equally satisfied with familiar dishes as adults were with unique options. We love the menu variety, atmosphere and service. Wish we could try more items. Guess we’ll have to come...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lildeb1971
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It's all about the food and the people. Chris does a nice job cooking with his wife taking care of the customers. If you are all about the food and not the decor and location, this is a great choice. Very laid back, homey feel...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank adoc4u
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We visited for a late lunch, they are open for breakfast and lunch only. The menu is varied and interesting. We went for brisket burrito, cafe Rae salad and some chocolate chip pancakes. The serving sizes are best described as 'generous'. The salad was really...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Faith_and_Me
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Chef Terry gives Huevos Rancheros a different take. Can't describe it, so you've got to try it yourself. Terry also offers different takes on pancakes, omelets, and other breakfast dishes. Several specials daily, good lunch menu, soups. Small and quaint, a true gem in San...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

What a neat place, both in appearance and food. Sort of a throwback to the '60s, with tie-dyed shirts and other items on sale, an colorful decor. The chef-owner knows what he's doing; my soup and half-sandwich lunch special was an excellent Thai-spiced bisque and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bartr
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a charming little cafe that serves healthy generous portions! They serve breakfast & lunch. This is a unique cafe that also sells t shirts. The colors are beautiful. Employees are all very friendly. Our food was delicious., I will return next trip!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank cfulky
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This used to be one of my favorite hang outs for breakfast or lunch, not because of the food, but because of the atmosphere. NO MORE. They treated me abominably when I was last there and I won't be going again. I waited patiently for...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank delaur
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Your arrival is greeted by the scent of growing flowers and herbs that are just outside the door. Cafe Rae is a small place, seating about 25. But it has a big heart which shows in it's bright colors, unique decoration, and an excellent chef...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 N El Camino Real, Ste D, San Clemente, CA 92672-5910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-8480
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