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Antoine's Cafe

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218 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4045
+1 949-492-1763
06:30 - 15:00
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Tue 06:30 - 03:30
Wed - Mon 06:30 - 15:00
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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Antoine's has been there forever. Owned and operated by a French couple who have perfected American foods with a French flavor. Extremely popular with locals and big tourist draw. Weekends for breakfast can be a wait.

Thank SoCalBill
San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Gets busy around meal times but worth the wait. It is small but offers indoor and outdoor seating. The chowder was good but I don't recommend the fish tacos.

Thank Karen K
Upland, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stopped in for breakfast after reading comments by locals. The locals know a good place when they fine one and from a non-local stop at Antoine's Cafe if you are in San Clemente. This is not a big place so you may have to wait. We arrived at just the right time and got seated immediately. They also have counter... More 

Thank GCSQ
San Clemente
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Antoine's Cafe in San Clemente is only open for breakfast and lunch. The food is exceptional for BOTH breakfast and/or lunch. The service is friendly, prompt, and professional. Limited indoor seating but there are a few tables with umbrellas outside to enjoy the weather on a nice day. The food is prepared anyway you like and the prices are reasonable.... More 

Thank Matt H
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a dog-friendly place for breakfast and found Antoine's Cafe to be just perfect! We sat outside and received excellent service and the food was great. We all built our own omelette and probably should have shared because the portions were large. We will definitely go back next time we are in San Clemente.

Thank Pam G
San Clemente, California
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Indoor or Outdoor seating and you can bring your dog. Great Breakfast options with wonderful coffee and service. We go here at least once a month.

Thank Karen W
Costa Mesa, California
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The place is always busy for lunch, I don't know how. They cannot cook eggs benedict right. I had the bad experience 3 different times, and when your hard boiled eggs ( instead of running) are sent back, they can't figure it out again. Very noisy place. Avoid if you want service and food cooked right. Every employee is in... More 

Thank jpcapiton
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

The best local cafe on the planet. Simply,great, generous portions. Omelets, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Cozy, friendly and attentive service rank this cafe as "one of the best on the planet" Tellem UncaSteve sent you..

Thank cjsc
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a nice casual restaurant . Oftentime there is a wait because the seating is limited by amount of tables inside and the occasional stragglers that want to visit after the meal. There is seating outside and on a nice day this is the way to go.

Thank mauigirl582013
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This local little shop is truly well loved by the locals. The owner is actively involved in the day to day activity of the restaurant making sure all is flowing along as it should. The coffee if amazing and the food is fresh with large portions. They close around 3PM so get there for breakfast or lunch. You will not... More 

Thank MDurkee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 03:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-1763

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?