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Perry's Cafe

475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
+1 619-440-5724
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“frittata” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Lots of choices between American and Mexican. Reliable and always tasty. The fact that if it is open it is also busy speaks for itself!

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went for breakfast and had a lovely one. The portions are tremendous each portion can feed three persons. Very good choices . The only disadvantages they had no fresh fruits or strawberries for the pancakes they use canned ones and they taste bad. Good...More

Thank Omce
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

E We ate a great lunch, close to the end of the day for them, our. Meals were good there seemed to be no pressure with us being among the last customers of the day. :-)

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have been eating at Perry's for many years; I have only had breakfast so I can't review other items. It is our go to place when we want a good breakfast only down fall they are open only till 2 pm, but that's how...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We have stayed a at a motel near this place every year for the last several years. Stopped in for breakfast. Old style diner with American food and some Mexican as well. Very nice waitress and prompt service. Had a breakfast plate with ham and...More

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I liked it. Early in the morning around 6:30. Had coffee and prime rib and hashed potato with scrambled egg with wheat bread toast. Serving time not so long just fine. Staff, very polite. Price per serving, like me you can spend around 20(I was...More

Thank Tsuyoshi M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A breafast- lunch cafe. The frittatas make a good change of pace from my normal breakfast fare. Friendly servers and bussers. A nice place to eat in the El Cajon area.

1  Thank Orville L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This down-home family restaurant offers an excellent variety of frittatas, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and french toast. Their prices seem to be slightly less than similar restaurants and the breakfast is huge. My fav, the spinach frittata, also includes mushrooms, bacon and cheese. I order it...More

Thank KayRuth
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I always eat at Perry's Cafe when I come back to El Cajon each month. The food is always hot, fresh, timely and the staff are so nice. It's location is very convenient to where I stay next door at the motel.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is one of our "go to" places for Saturday morning breakfast before one of our famous hikes up a local peak. There is ALWAYS plenty of food and the prices are not too bad. It has a nice "local" atmosphere and you will feel...More

Thank Dave R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-5724
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