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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (29 reviews)
“pies” (17 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here twice and recommend it. We had smoothies, BLT, clam chowder, Greek salad. Friendly service, generous portions and good food. We would go back.

Thank Otto W
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. Old style diner with counter seating and small booths. Exceptional food and staff. Huge portions, great service. Good place to meet the person next to you. Loved it and highly recommend. We just stopped in for breakfast and so glad we...More

Thank Shirley2223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove here straight from the airport and enjoyed a great breakfast before strolling on the beach. What a great way to start a first trip to San Diego.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Breakfast and was amazed by the charm of the diner, the service and quality of the food. It felt as going back in time and sit in a diner from the 60ies or early 70ies. The girls serving us where wearing aprons...More

Thank Ina F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened upon this gem in Coronado. It was like stepping back in time when service was great and so was the food.

Thank jbottomley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A step back in time to the days of soda fountains with red leather stools and booths, friendly waitresses wearing aprons and flowers in their hair and juke boxes on the table. Expect a wait, but it's worth it. I had the French toast and...More

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the real deal. Great food. Great service. Great interiors. We’ve been here four days straight and just want more.

Thank danielparry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the parking is near impossible, the food is reasonably priced. Milkshakes were delicious and the thick french toast was so good and filling. Diner atmosphere and counter seats to accommodate the constant line of customers.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a cool diner where you can sit at the counter. Zinger (milkshake) was amazing!! Onion rings were ok. Staff was friendly.

Thank AmandaCarrie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were in the area for a few days to see our son in the military and he said we had to go to his favorite breakfast restaurant Claytons, so we did! We had breakfast one day and lunch another and boy was it good!...More

Thank MNLit
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Lorna S
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
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-5425
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