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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“They having been serving coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch since 1968. The buliding itself used to be the old Santa Fe Railroad Station. A fun place to sit and enjoy the people.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Café
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“Head here in the morning for a local cup of brew. The avocado roasts are great too and people watching is fun on the seats outside. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“Quick and delicious food with outdoor seating. Lisa's favorite Encinitas restaurant. Dog friendly patio! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local Leucadia coffee favorite. Take a to go Latte and walk up the hill to Beacons beach”
  • 35 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Solid breakfast spot that is a local favorite. Solid breakfast burritos, scrambles, & pancakes!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“A true local favorite! A perfect beach cafe serving delicious, healthy options. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our go to for breakfast. Mostly indoor dining. If you want to sit outside, try Swami's, their sister restaurant.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“Trendy coffee place serving light meals and a couple tasty smoothie options. Small seating area on sidewalk that is dog friendly. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Sit back and enjoy a latte, fresh baked crossaint and a crepe all while listening to french music. All their seating is outside and they have a few toys and games to keep the little ones busy.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“They have excellent coffee and teas, great staff and if you save your cup you get a free refill.”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great organic, vegan, vegetarian options! Quick to go or sit down. Certified B corp. Mostly organic, biodynamic, no soy.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Mozy's has great smoothie bowls and they put grilled plantains in their burritos, delicious!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Located in the Cardiff Village Center right next to the Seaside Market. Good for internet and coffee!!! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Great local spot - They have the most delicious baked goods and pastries too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“It's in the heart of Encinitas and close to shopping, restaurants, SRF, etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“This iconic breakfast and lunch place has been here foreverrrr! I've seen the same waitresses for over 20 years and just good food. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 10 locals recommend