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1476 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
07:00 - 21:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been disappointed three strikes so this restaurant is O U T. 1st with a group was bad ... 2nd with a client he was irate with cold food and such an argumentive non apologetic manager who actually denied the food was extra disgusting from the length of time under heat light...now today, food cold & actually ser up bussing... More 

Thank victoria a
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We come here often for brunch after church. The wait if any is marginal! The wait staff is as good as it gets! I judge a breakfast by its pancakes and it's eggs Benedict and both are excellent. Even the gf pancake is excellent! My all time favorite is the artichoke & turkey sausage omelet with fresh salsa and avocado.... More 

Thank Margoes
Vancouver, Canada
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353 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Only in Encinitas, the US capital of yoga, would you find a Hindu ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order as a brand for a chain of cafes. There were aspects that were attractive; a coffee bar with many serve yourself multiple brands and a menu with creative variations on the standard omelette. Also the... More 

Thank Lloyd B
Encinitas, California
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We go to Swami's in Encinitas for breakfast often. The food is dependable -- and often excellent. When the chef comes up with a special, like corned beef hash or a Mexican burrito, get it! This guy is good! They have Gevalia coffee and also specialty coffees like lattes, Mexican hot chocolate, etc. which I appreciate. I don't like to... More 

Thank Diane O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great breakfast or lunch place with plenty of choices for the group. Whether you want a simple classic breakfast or a healthy Acai bowl, they offer good food and service.

Thank Jeanne B
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Came here for breakfast with some friends a few days before flying home to Florida. Serve yourself coffee in multiple flavors and strengths is very nice since you don't have to wait for a server. They also have a full bar which means you can order a Bloody Mary any day of the week, YAY! Food is excellent and I... More 

Thank Michael G
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Its on the highway so that is not the best view. But the food is good and the experience is casual and fun with lots of locals. A favorite spot for surfers since back into the 70's it has a unique appeal of casual dinning al fresco and quirky ways. You need to look at the menu first, order and... More 

Thank Sean H
San Diego, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The level of unprofessionalism at this establishment is the worst I have ever encountered. Our breakfast took over an hour (since ordering) to even come out of the kitchen. Only after we had put pressure on the waitress to answer where our food was. Marissa Mahoney was absolutely disrespectful and disgraceful as a waitress. After another server noticed that we... More 

Thank bernie132
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nice breakfast - had eggs and pancakes - nothing special. Good location on the beach highway with outside seating.

Thank sosantafe
McLean, Virginia
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Came with friends for margaritas and tacos. Our waitress Candice was friendly as can be and Swami's has a pleasant feel both around the bar and tables

Thank TBesoug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1476 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
This used to be the Beach Grass Cafe, but changed it's name to Swami's Cafe (there is also a Swami's Cafe in Encinitas, but it is off the Coast Hwy). The only TA listing for Swami's in Encinitas is the one off the Coast Hwy. Can we add this one?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?