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El Cajon Bistro & Bakery

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109 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-2357
+1 619-590-0278
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a Gem fresh food & healthy. The portions are big, so come hungry or take some home. I love the acaia bowls big enough to share. The bread is freshly made. The smoothies & juices are as well. Get a wheat grass shot too. You can get breakfast all day. The ice tea is a blend of teas... More 

Thank Renee L
El Cajon, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have had both breakfast and lunch here and both times the food was delicious and good portions. You order at the counter and pay, then find a table where they then deliver your food.

Thank Robin S
san Diego
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I really like the fact this place is open late. I really, really enjoyed the baba ganoush. The pita bread is amazing!

Thank Danielle C
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a little restaurant in El-Cajon that mostly does breakfast and lunch. You order at the counter and food is brought to you. Tried their hamburgers and they were very good sized and very good. They have a great breakfast menu which we have not tried as of yet. The staff was very friendly and the prices were in... More 

Thank Perry H
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is my favorite place for breakfast in all of east county. The people who work here are extremely friendly. They serve the best biscuits and gravy within a 10 mile radius and they are almost as good as my grandma's were. My opinion is based on three separate trips, two with my kids in tow. My first trip, I... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Palm Desert, California
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a fair amount of time reading reviews this morning. Our goal was to find a decent place for breakfast in El Cajon. We found El Cajon Bistro and reviews looked promising. Nice corner location... We arrived hungry and ready to eat! We were greeted by... No one! waited several minutes nothing! That awkward moment when you feel like... really!?... More 

Thank TheHagan
El Cajon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Cajon Bistro has a wide variety of choices for breakfast and lunch. Its a smallish, casual "order at the counter and they bring it to your table" environment. Quantites are large and it is the only restaurant of its kind in this area of El Cajon that sems to have few choices for American, fresh and healthy cuisine. I've... More 

Thank Linda S
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is my new favorite restaurant in east county.I have been here more then a dozen times, and have tried something different each time. All their food is fresh, tasty and you get plenty of it. I typically split my meal with someone. Their breakfast look amazing. They defiantly serve a plentiful meal whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. They... More 

Thank Cindy M
El Cajon, Ca
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I been at this Restaurant several times for breakfast, I love their comfort food and staff!!, I have nothing but great experiences at this Restaurant. Come hungry they serve big portions.

Thank rocios63
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Great portions, great food. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

Thank Shipwreck16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-2357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-590-0278

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