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Mission Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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300 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
+1 831-623-2220
08:00 - 15:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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441 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You know when you want to order a breakfast that makes you feel like you're still snuggled deep inside the most comfortable comforter and you want it to be decadent without being greasy, familiar without being boring? This is your place. Bring an extra stomach, because the servings are huge.

Thank kcdenman
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The menu is made up of standard diner fare. The lunch options are plentiful, and the portions are generous. The booths are pretty small, though, so seating can be a bit of a squeeze. Good, quick service. It was very convenient eating here after our visit to the Mission.

Thank Elise K
Level Contributor
55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped in about 1:30 for lunch (they close at 2 pm) so it wasn’t too crowded but there were other customers. We split a tri-tip sandwich and fries which they graciously plated separately without being asked. The sandwich had a lot of meat on it and ½ a sandwich was quite filling. The waitress was very nice. It’s just... More 

Thank fungramma51
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great staff, good service. We love the small town atmosphere of San Juan Bautista, the Mission and the quirky spots in town.

Thank Daniel A
Foster City, California
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253 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is the real deal, an American diner. The decor is classic 1950s: red and white checkerboard linoleum floor, red vinyl barstools and booths, ceiling fans - the whole deal is genuine. So is the menu, the service and the prices. Took me back a ways very pleasantly.

1 Thank Bart C
Sacramento, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My boyfriend and I have been here quite a few times and have always had a great breakfast. The wait staff is friendly, the food is fast and always good. Our favorite is the breakfast burrito with chorizo. It comes with a spicy salsa and it good with every bite.

Thank Hazel G
Hollister, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The best quality, we have visited here a few time, we live in Hollister, if it were in Hollister, I would go much more often. The best service and food.This is not a franchise, a local feel.

Thank Ronald James E
Fresno, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

A gem in a small town. We went for breakfast so I have no review of their other meals but if the other food is as good as their breakfast than it will be great. The breakfast is out of this world and along with their home feel type of service you won't be disappointed.

Thank RChavez2014
Swansea, Illinois
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523 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

While too often the food preparation is "good enough" this was one of the few places I have eaten where the food was prepared "as it should be." My over medium egg were. over medium, my "wiggly" bacon was wiggly, my hash browns were "brown." The toast was "toasted." You get the idea. And the portions were plentiful, service super,... More 

1 Thank David F
Eureka, California, United States
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This diner has changed very little since I lived here 50 years ago. Good old fashioned food and quick friendly service. We stop here for breakfast whenever we come 'home' to visit. If you're looking for fancy, it's not for you. If you're looking for good honest home style cooking then we recommend the Mission Cafe.

Thank MaryC80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Juan Bautista
  • Phone Number: +1 831-623-2220

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