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Janet's Cafe

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9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and you get lots of it. My son was in love with the chocolate chip pancakes. The prices were a bit high for the small cafe menu but it wouldnt stop us from returning.

Thank Crystal G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I love about Janet's is that they use quality ingredients and the restaurant is impeccably clean. All of them! They are not cheap but their prices are fair. You get dessert if you order one of the specials of the day. They are homemade and delicious. Pies, cakes, brownies, cookies. You name it. The service is outstanding. I love... More 

Thank Adrienne S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Janet's is my standard go-to place, after church where I can look forward to plunking down at a table, out on the back patio (ask!), which backs Mast Park with the San Diego River rolling along not too far from where you're sitting. It's a quaint, idyllic location, though it can definitely get busy (I did have to wait close... More 

Thank teresahY9197GI
Santee, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Met up with family for Brunch, surprised at the back patio seating, nice. Home style country servings of food. Good desserts also, pies and goodies. Very reasonably priced

Thank Lovingirelandbuns64
Santee, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Whether you come for breakfast, lunch or a slice of their many excellent pies, Janet's Cafe is never a disappointment. The staff are always friendly and the food is typically exceptional.

Thank dlheimer
San Diego, California
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

While It is always very busy. this restaurant may be resting on its laurels. My omelette: The eggs were rubbery and the spinach in it was clearly the frozen and chopped kind , not fresh. The biscuit, while very large, was in the microwave too long and came to the table tough on the edges with the bottom sticking to... More 

Thank KayRuth
El Cajon, California
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Didnt realize this gem was here, Very good food and fast service, it was a nice surprise on a rainy day. food was great service was on par overall very happy with this place

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Never a bad meal. There are other locations for Janet's. Alpine location is equally great. Love the crepes! Good service - attentive but not lurking. And with the Specials.....you get a free dessert.

Thank toody99
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A truly mediocre breakfast place, but Santee has so few that they think this is all the rage. Service is so so and food is average, larger portions.

1 Thank sandb5
El Cajon, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My diving buddies and I go there every Saturday morning after our dive to replace all of the energy we burned off. Always lots of food served with great smiles and superb service. Definitely not a greasy spoon. It is just a good place to eat with family and friends.

Thank AMSadventuretraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2980
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee

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