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2101 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1825
+1 760-230-2940
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“panini” (2 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
2101 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1825
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a quiet, unassuming coffee shop near Seaside Market. Don’t come for the ambiance; there is none. DO come for the coffee! It is delicious! If you just want a spot to have great coffee and hang out with a friend or get a...More

Thank DelMarYogie
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We love stopping by for a pizza, a good capuccino, or a gelato. My favorite is to stop by on Thursday evenings when they often have a musical act. The place fills up with true Italian Restaurant energy reminiscent of Billy Joel's song.

Thank baronster
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The menu is a bit limited and not cheap. The gelato is great and that is what I go here for. The staff tries hard. But, the restaurant experience just didn't cut it.

Thank vhstoldt
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a very interesting place. The waiters and waitresses were so attentive that I wasn't very used to it at the beginning. They asked your name when you ordered at the counter, spoke with you when delivered the food to you, came around to...More

Thank Hawk C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Pappalecco has now become my local. I love having this great café in Cardiff. Pappalecco’s gelato is excellent – I grew up in Italy so I have high standards! Wonderful fruity flavors, as well as other varieties. The cioccolato fondente is really intense. Just the...More

Thank JFG1111
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Pappalecco has the best gelato ever I love the one in little Italy but it was so far away until I saw this one it had the richest flavors ever

Thank lizzybee12355
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This locale offers great sandwiches and salads and also unusual pastries - just my cup of tea! (literally- they provide tea in teapots and also good espresso and cappuccino). So you don't have to choose a café that is good for lunch or another that...More

Thank JFG1111
Reviewed 18 January 2017

First, the cappuccino was great, and the place is cute with really tasty looking food. Note I wrote "looking." I really wanted to try tasting but six dollars for a small slice was too much especially considering our two cappuccinos added up to nine dollars....More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Pappalecco is a lovely new spot in Cardiff by the Sea. Sit inside or outside and watch the beach scene roll by. This Pappalecco's recently opened and it is much larger than their Little Italy location. I have been there a few times now and...More

Thank Mara R
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on opening day and it was very busy! Lots of buzz in the community about it opening and they didn’t disappoint! I haven’t had any of their food (yet!!) but their pastries, coffee and gelato are to die for. I went...More

Thank Merlot D
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1825
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2940
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