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2015 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1119
+1 619-448-0415
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Paducah, Kentucky
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our son, his wife and toddler took us to Gillespie field cafe for lunch one day to enjoy some of that beautiful California weather while eating outdoors. They have a pleasant covered "porch" for outdoor dining. One can watch the small planes take off and land or being moved around while you are eating. It may sound loud but it... More 

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Thank Charlotte H
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love airport cafes and GFC is a good example why. Good food with substantial amounts at a fair price in a fun setting. I had fluffy pancakes with two large sausage links and two huge scrambled eggs. I was stuffed. Pleasant service and aviation ambience--a great combination.

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Thank acwooly
San Diego, CA
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201 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I had a late lunch here the other day and had a great grilled sandwich with a hearty navy been soup. I thought the prices were a little high but I enjoyed my tasty lunch very much. I learned they even have live music on the patio once a month.

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Thank maringfro
El Cajon, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you like watching planes take off go here. It is at the Gillespie Field in El Cajon. Restaurant is bare bones but the food is really good!

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Thank Cbarbie2000
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I have lived near this café for 7 years and never new it was there. The sign says Gillespie Café Flight School and when I drove back there I didn't see a 'cafe' so I assume it was a cute name for a flight school. I recently started flying out of this airport and was able to find the Café... More 

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Thank Holly L
San Diego
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Aviation lovers Cafe right on the ramp. Sit in or outside(shaded) Food good if a little expensive. My only gripe is that the steak (steak&eggs breakfast) has been disappointing both visits. Others enjoyed their omelets & Chilli.

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Thank Fred D
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Great weekend event to bring the family...Lots to see food aplenty and vendors to check out! If you like planes and a great air show put this on your calendar. I believe it's an annual event.

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Thank S R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Service is great and the food is good. Pretty cool experience with the planes taking off and landing in front of you while you eat. A little pricey for breakfast which brings it down a star, but I would go back.

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Thank Nrb2412
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Terrific place to bring kids for a bite of lunch and a chance to watch small aircraft land and take off.

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Thank Scott A
Alpine, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

I come here for breakfast the third Thursday of the month with eight to ten car guys. The service is always tops The breakfast is out fast and always good Roxann the owner is a pro at running her cafe Us car guys have been coming here for about a year after jumping all over east county looking for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2015 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-448-0415

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