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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (27 reviews)
“apple pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviews (578)
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141 - 150 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

First time to Clayton's was in January 2016 and today's visit reminded me of how yummy the breakfast is! The wait was pretty short for my husband and I. Wait staff friendly.

Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Need some good comfort food? You’ll love this vintage cafe that has kept it’s midcentury cafe atmosphere through the decades. It even has a U-shaped coffee bar in addition to comfy booths. If you want a traditional American breakfast or hamburger, this is the place....More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We waited 20 minutes in line at around 7:50 am for the coconut mocha we heard so much about. OMG, it was so worth it. It was the most delicious coffee I had ever had and I can't stop thinking about it either! How can...More

Thank thetranfamily214
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait, but the food is good and the lattés are even better. It feels like stepping back in time. Much of the decor looks like it has been there since the place first opened which makes for a fun, nostalgic feel. It's...More

Thank cjd1987
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is an authentic, fun, friendly coffee-shop-diner-kind-of-place. Great staff, great menu, great vibe, happy customers. A plus: they have a take-out sidewalk window. Recommend: mocha coconut iced coffee.

Thank momarino143
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Every time I go to San Diego, I stop off at Clayton's. They have great mochas and awesome food. Many times there are lines waiting to get into the restaurant to eat or to purchase your favorite coffee beverage located outside the restaurant.

Thank Vinla
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Best malt ever! Cute atmosphere and wait service was good. Apple pie was nothing to write home about but all in all I would go there again!

Thank KirstinRW
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Spicy sausage is fantastic, breakfast is always good. Service is quick, no wonder it's a favorite among residents of Coronado. .

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Love everything about this place! The service, staff, food & people! I warmly recommend the Combo for breakfast. Great place, great people & wonderful food! Loved it!

Thank BrigitteFrancoise
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is one of the best small diners I have visited in years, and having it so close to home makes it that much better. The food is always hot and fresh, the customer service is exactly what you would expect from a small, retro-style...More

Thank GatorBM
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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
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