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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviewed yesterday

Great staff, good food, good price, little warm, needs more a/c or fans, trip wants min 71 characters so here goes , bla bla bla , don't like small talk.

Thank William M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed my breakfast at Claytons. Had the Machacha (sp?) scramble. Very tasty but I wish I had ordered some avocado or tomato on the side as it was a little heavy. Nice place for solo meal, had people to talk to on both sides....More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Busy crowded spot. All that 50's diner stuff. Down to it. Not cheap and everything is really greasy. If you like diner food this is your spot. Messed up the mocha latte. Forgot the chocolate. Lol

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A trip to Coronado isn't complete without a breakfast stop at Clayton's. While the food is pretty much standard diner type, its the vibe of the place that gives you a sense of Old Coronado. If you go on the weekend and don't like to...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Claytons is a MUST to go to. Its 1950s charm is fantasic, as is the food, and the staff. You might have to wait to get inside, but you will be glad you did.

Thank CABG2074
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our last day on Coronado...what a pleasant surprise. It was like walking down memory lane in the 50s. Food was delicious and not pricey. The corned beef hash is fantastic. If you happen to visit Coronado, Claytons is the...More

Thank ChefMEK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after getting 2 recommendations whilst visiting Coronado Island, got to say they were "spot on"! It's a fantastic little diner, food was fab and staff so friendly. If you're visiting Coronado, you must go there to sample a slice of 50's American diner...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on Coronado Island, we went to Clayton's for lunch. This diner is in the heart of the island and looks just as you would expect a diner to look (complete with the jute box and swivel seats). It had a great vibe, friendly staff,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in on a weekday morning and were able to get a booth on the far wall. Ordered Pancakes, eggs, and bacon combo. Also, got a side of hash browns. We also got a bacon and cheese omelette. All the food was good and in...More

Thank MBarnet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got lucky and got some counter space on a Monday morning. The place was loud and the the classic counter was cool. Just like a coffee shop should be! The service was good and the servers were nice. I got a short stack of wheat...More

Thank Karen S
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Lorna S
Hello Do you have rooms for 2 adults and 2 older kids Monday June 22 leaving Wed. June 24? Thanks so much. Lorna
25 October 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive they will put your name on a list...The coffee shop is very busy, but I'm sure they will be able to accommodate your party of 4 in a reasonable aount of time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-5425
  • E-mail