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Z Cafe

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5256 S Mission Rd, Bonsall, CA 92003-3614
+1 760-940-1477
07:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is outstanding having a large variety of selections for all ages. They have Hawaiian dishes, sushi and burgers. The prices are very good for the amount of food you get. The service is very good and reservations are a must due to the popularity.

2 Thank Kenneth C. B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Z Cafe for breakfast this morning. Ordered a "Sunrise" omelet. When it was delivered to my table, it resembled scrambled eggs with mushrooms, ham and sausage, mixed in, covered in a layer of melted cheese. The food was ok, But I ordered an Omelet. I guess your average cook does not know what an omelet is, other... More 

Thank Len T
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Inside and outside dining is available at this Bonsall find................great selection of food items for lunch and dinner. Service individual and pleasant. Low key atmosphere with tasty food items.

3 Thank FranChasen
Fallbrook, California
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have had lots of meals here. Main objection is the noise level when it is full. Has high ceilings and "hard" walls that seem to amplify the noise level. I have to admit. I'm not a "noise" person at all and especially when I'm having my meal. Food is always good, promptly served and in adequate portions. Good for lunch... More 

2 Thank 633KPD
Irvine, California
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a surprise was this place. It looks like an upscale restaurant, but it's actually not that expensive and the food was very good. My wife had the salmon which she said was very good. I had a chicken bowl. The chicken was dry, but the rest of the bowl was flavorful. The service was great. The staff was very... More 

2 Thank JamesF920
Bonsall, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our family loves to go to the Z Cafe for breakfast and for dinner. Friendly Staff, nice dining room and great patio area. Our favorites are their Eggs Benedict for breakfast and the Ahi Tuna Tower appetizer, fresh Hawaiian Salad with Mango, strawberries and pine nuts with raspberry vinaigrette and burgers with sweet potato fries! Their Hawaiian influenced specials are... More 

3 Thank SpringRains17
Galena, Ohio
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360 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great Saturday lunch in Bonsall. Z Cafe has a variety on the menu. We all opted for the bowl choices. Two of our group got the mahi-mahi, one barbecue chicken, and I got the salmon. All had a generous amount of meat and veggies. Choices included white or brown rice. Great service with great food. If it's... More 

3 Thank closch7
Fallbrook, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went today for brunch; server was Viviana (fairly certain that was her name; had long light brown hair in braids like a headband). A couple of us asked for 'freshly cracked eggs' not the ones they crack all at once as prep work and then mix it all together - there's no way you can soft scramble those pre-mixed eggs!... More 

Thank gin48
Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Needed a table for six, waited a bit for a table. Once seated our waiter was very friendly & attentive. The menu was limited but we all managed to find something. Food was disappointing as the dish descriptions sounded more gran than was the dish. I will say the young adults enjoyed it very much. If ambiance is important this... More 

Thank Patty D
Oceanside CA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were walking through a quiet Fallbrook on a Sunday afternoon, and wanted lunch. Not much looked open, and I saw these two elderly gentlemen sitting at a sidewalk table having ice cream. I asked them if there were anywhere with good food for lunch. They asked where we lived, and we told them.. They said, "Well, then, it's not... More 

2 Thank sdcraig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 5256 S Mission Rd, Bonsall, CA 92003-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bonsall
  • Phone Number: +1 760-940-1477

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