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2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
+1 949-498-5002
07:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many choices for brewed or express coffees, they have something for everyone. We had a great Saturday morning breakfast, eggs were prepared well, french toast was tasty. Overall a great meal!

Thank lovewarmwater
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233 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice burrito's with several options. However I enjoyed one that it had fried fish. I will go back as I enjoyed it

Thank Class-invictus
California Desert, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ordered a big breakfast to share. 2 eggs, county potatoes, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon, 1 English muffin. Juice and coffee. At counter, no one greeted us. Gal just stood there till I ask if we sit or order first. Another girl behind counter kept interrupting while she fixed herself a drink and kept saying "all I taste is metal".... More 

Thank 841vickyb
Victoria, Texas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I recently stopped here for breakfast. While my husband loves ALL things breakfast, I'm usually ok with just some fruit or toast and a cup,of coffee. However, on this day we had just had a long morning of flying in from Texas and we were both quite hungry! He ordered a sausage scramble, and Inhad a BLT... More 

Thank suzcollins
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

When we're in San Clemente this is the place for an amazing breakfast. Great menu excellent food and coffee.

Thank Sharkbait48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our way home from vacation. I wish we would have found it early on during our stay in San Clemente, we would have ate here more. The portion sizes are definitely big enough to fill up any sufer, and the decor is all fun to look at with all the surf boards and autographed pictures of... More 

Thank Denise J
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very laid-back environment. Mix of families, surfers, and marines. Some cashiers are friendlier than others. Great prices, especially for the area.

Thank KF B
Good Thunder, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The food is great! The bacon scrambler - filled up our son, and he is a marine! Atmosphere is California all the way!! Staff is very friendly!!!

Thank R9147ONkimk
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have eaten here twice. I don't mind waiting in line to give my order, but the line moves very slowly. The reviews were so sterling for this place, maybe both times I went were off days. The food was average and we tried to eat lunch here but after waiting in line at least 20 minutes they didn't have... More 

Thank mybeach101f
San Clemente, California
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

GREAT food, great surf atmosphere! Located across the street from legendary Stewart Surfboards in South San Clemente. Great place to eat while doing laundry at the laundromat next door.

Thank SurfCowgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5002

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