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Old Town Cafe

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137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
07:00 - 14:30
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Seal Beach, California
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248 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tropical French toast is amazing. Four halfs of French toast literally burried in fruit. Read the story of the busboy who bought the restaurant.

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Santa Clarita, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Pancakes light, fluffy, tasty, served with whipped butter and maple syrup. Had the bacon, avocado, jack cheese omelette. Light, fluffy and too big a portion, was glad I shared. House salsa was really good with manageable heat. Service was outstanding. The overall feel was casual, warm, family friendly.

Thank scottwpascoe
El Segundo, California
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286 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is your typical hometown mom and pop business. Locals love this very casual bar that has a friendly staff. Sit where you like and enjoy the patio when the weather permits. They have great cold beer and a menu that has some pretty good food. The burgers and sandwiches were delicious. The prices are very low. The only negative...no... More 

Thank berniek1949
Portland, Maine
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178 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I wish I could give Old Town Cafe a better review. The service was friendly, attentive, and quick; unfortunately, the food was really disappointing. The Scramble was dense and flavorless, the pancakes rubbery, and the omelette unappetizing. On the positive side, the coffee wasn't bad.

Thank 0Fernando0
Dudley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had an old seaside cafe feel. Food was very good, reasonably priced , well presented. Good service, would go again.

Thank Chris Joanne H
Long Beach, California
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399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My Husband and I took the recommendation to eat breakfast here from a neighbor. The Waffle is outstanding. It was the large type and crispy on the outside and very tasty. We will return for this. I ordered the Blueberry Pancakes and they were just ok. Plenty of fruit but little taste to the batter. I am looking forward to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great family owned restaurant. Oh my gosh it's wonderful for a healthy or not so healthy breakfast or lunch. The servers are just so sweet and accommodating. Try the tropical fruit waffle, A homemade crispy Belgian waffle loaded with fresh assorted fruits all kinds.Yummy! The burgers are great as well, as are the salads, and don't forget... More 

Thank stevec9957
Placentia, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

coffee is fresh, any breakfast item here is highly recommended. Every item is cooked fresh,salsa on the table,friendly service. Don't miss this local family own eatery.

Thank socalgrammy
Phoenix, Arizona
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is one of our favorite stops when in town. Place is very small, but they do what they can to get in you in timely. Food is always good, but the staff is fantastic, friendly, and willing to get you whatever you need. The waffles are our favorite, but everything is good.

Thank ShellKC
Seal Beach, California
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248 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The owner was the busboy for many years. He bought the restaraunt, hired friends and relatives and made it better. Delicious breakfasts at a fair price, quick attentive service with a smile Y

Thank sealbeachtraveler

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach

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