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Swami's Cafe

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1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
+1 760-944-0612
07:00 - 21:00
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new york
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a late lunch here, sitting outside in the sunshine. The spicy ginger wrap was delicious. As was the mango smoothie. Handy location to pop across the road and watch the sunset from the beach.

Thank ldygrdnr
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a refreshing lunch of smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. Portions were large. Swami salad was quite good. Service was a little chaotic. You order at the counter and leave a name. Then the staff wanders around the restaurant calling the name sometimes with difficulty due to pronunciation and street noise. We liked the outdoor seating. We figured out the... More 

Thank Charles S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little hidden right off the road but it's a spot not to miss. It's the perfect mix of greasy spoon vibe & healthy breakfast & lunch spot. Complete will bottomless coffee and positive people working there. This will be a go-to from now on when we visit this zone.

Thank NoMadsen_
Encinitas, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are lucky in Encinitas to have so many options--Coast highway is beautiful and they have really upgraded our choices. I had visited the Encinitas Blvd. location and never went back due to the lack of service and cold breakfast food. This coastal branch is even worse, it shows its age, the food is eh, and you are very lucky... More 

Thank GoBearsinSD
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Although we’re disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Swami’s, we thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We take great pride in all of the food that we serve, and so very sorry to hear that what you ordered wasn't to your liking. We will pass long your review to our kitchen staff... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

food is ok... atmosphere is very negative, which put a real damper on the experience while there with two family members.

Thank Arrdwale
Boynton Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was the first time I had ever had an Acai Bowl (loved it) and no place has ever come close! They also have great burgers, fish, salads and a lot more on the menu. I've tried most and never been disappointed but wait, there's more! It is located across the street from the Pacific Ocean and a great surfing... More 

Thank John G
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the healthy burrito (smothered), eggs benedict with ham, and pataya. It all was surprisingly delicious and priced moderately. The gourmet coffee selection was yummy and bottomless. Plenty of outdoor seating. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend.

Thank Bri B
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Bri, thanks so very much for sharing your compliments with us! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the healthy (smothered) burrito and eggs benedict with ham. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Acai Bowls are delicious as is the rest of the food. A great place to stop! Highly recommend for Breakfast and Lunch or even an early dinner.

Thank ATravelingFoodLover
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We’re so glad to hear you enjoy the Acai Bowls and hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Swami's with my mom and sister. I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich, and this is what came out. Maybe I should have asked for the piece of bread to be covered in cheese.....didn't think I needed to be that specific.

Thank Miamcasey
SwamisCafe, Owner at Swami's Cafe, responded to this review

Although we're terribly disappointed to read about your recent experience, we thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your candid feedback with us. We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of great tasting food, and are very sorry to hear that your grilled cheese was not made to your liking.... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We like this place. Its a real CA surf place for lunch. The food is good and you have a nice lunch in outdoor.

Thank Husgudinnan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-0612

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