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Swami's Cafe

1476 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“acai bowl” (4 reviews)
“full bar” (3 reviews)
“coffee bar” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1476 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been disappointed three strikes so this restaurant is O U T. 1st with a group was bad ... 2nd with a client he was irate with cold food and such an argumentive non apologetic manager who actually denied the food was extra disgusting from...More

Thank victoria a
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We come here often for brunch after church. The wait if any is marginal! The wait staff is as good as it gets! I judge a breakfast by its pancakes and it's eggs Benedict and both are excellent. Even the gf pancake is excellent! My...More

Thank Margoes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Only in Encinitas, the US capital of yoga, would you find a Hindu ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order as a brand for a chain of cafes. There were aspects that were attractive; a coffee bar with many serve...More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We go to Swami's in Encinitas for breakfast often. The food is dependable -- and often excellent. When the chef comes up with a special, like corned beef hash or a Mexican burrito, get it! This guy is good! They have Gevalia coffee and also...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great breakfast or lunch place with plenty of choices for the group. Whether you want a simple classic breakfast or a healthy Acai bowl, they offer good food and service.

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came here for breakfast with some friends a few days before flying home to Florida. Serve yourself coffee in multiple flavors and strengths is very nice since you don't have to wait for a server. They also have a full bar which means you can...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Its on the highway so that is not the best view. But the food is good and the experience is casual and fun with lots of locals. A favorite spot for surfers since back into the 70's it has a unique appeal of casual dinning...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The level of unprofessionalism at this establishment is the worst I have ever encountered. Our breakfast took over an hour (since ordering) to even come out of the kitchen. Only after we had put pressure on the waitress to answer where our food was. Marissa...More

Thank bernie132
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nice breakfast - had eggs and pancakes - nothing special. Good location on the beach highway with outside seating.

Thank sosantafe
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Came with friends for margaritas and tacos. Our waitress Candice was friendly as can be and Swami's has a pleasant feel both around the bar and tables

Thank TBesoug
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
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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: 1476 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
This used to be the Beach Grass Cafe, but changed it's name to Swami's Cafe (there is also a Swami's Cafe in Encinitas, but it is off the Coast Hwy). The only TA listing for Swami's in Encinitas is the one off the Coast Hwy. Can we add this one?