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Sam's Coffee Shop

210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“fruit cup” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real family type diner. Overwhelming menu choices for breakfast. The most filling omelette- two could probably share! Fresh delicious, hot! Choose the fruit cup over the hash browns-nice fresh cut portion. Servers couldn't be nicer! Go when your in the area!

Thank Mamagina1960
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just what you would expect when you think of an American Diner. Good food served fast and it hits the spot when your hungry. If your looking for a good breakfast I'm pretty sure this is were the the locals go as well. Everything was...More

Thank Beemerjockey
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The location is a bit hard to get to, but worth it. Old-fashioned diner-style menu, layout, etc. Food is good and plentiful, as is the coffee. Will drop in here again, esp. as they do dinner, not just breakfast and lunch.

Thank SDox
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Ortega chili omelet. The best I've had! Large cut up, no minced chilies. Excellent home fries. Clearest restaurant I've been to in a long time!

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an old fashioned coffee shop, I enjoyed the food, will go back. I was there for breakfast it was very very busy. The food was good. I was not happy with the wait staff, very abrupt

Thank snookiet
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family who love this restaurant. We also love diners such as this but were disappointed at Sam's. Service was good. The waitresses were fine. But everything on my plate was cool. Scrambled eggs were cool. Pancake was cool. The requested extra crispy...More

Thank CynK65
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Hearty breakfast, excellent coffee. Seems to be where locals go for Sunday breakfast... good sign. Omelets were with fresh ingredients, fast and efficient service.

Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a great Café serving great breakfast, brunch and lunches. The service is excellent and attentive waitresses anticipate that your coffee and soft drink refills go on forever. The menu is extensive and you can make up your own brunch or lunch from whatever is...More

Thank jim r
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Eaten here approx 7/8 times good selection and good value. However my wife has had the veggie burger serveral times and always enjoyed it, but on the last visit said it tasted slightly strange which she put down to the bun which was mostly left....More

Thank Dominic H
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a classic little coffee shop kind of place, perfect for a sit-down meal. Good place for an informal lunch meeting. Excellent place for grilled cheese and fries, cheerful waitresses.

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Mary W
12 April 2015|
Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Saturday 6 am to 3 pm. Sunday 7 am to 3 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
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