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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Funky looking roadside café with the best Acai bowls on Earth. Excellent fresh food. Albacore sandwich is outstanding. Host John is very entertaining. Great for breakfast and lunch.

1 Thank skaats
Tucson, Arizona
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301 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Veggie sandwich for breakfast - why not? The Acai bowl was terrific too; just be prepared for some of the fruit to still be frozen. Excellent coffee and overall reasonable prices too. We'll be back!

Thank Carol R
verde valley
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408 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

for so many stellar reviews, maybe i was expecting a bit more, but pretty good place overall. we had the shrimp tropical wrap and it was quite tasty. its rather large, so plan on sharing it.

Thank arizona-mark
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our coastal drive. Service was fun and quick. The mex mocha iced drink was delicious. Great coffee drinks and the food was interesting and delicious. Check this place out!

Thank Kailyn H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Left after 20 min waiting for a cappuccino, friendly atmosphere but not high service standard, the bowls are great if they dont forget your order...

Thank Matthias M

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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?