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Sam's Coffee Shop

210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cup” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

In a popular strip mall with a large parking lot, this old established coffee shop offers an old fashion menu of favorites. Service is friendly, prompt, and attentive; coffee and water refills. Many booths and tables for 6+ to fit couples and families. A nice...More

Thank napavalleygal
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Sam’s is a great spot for a traditional American breakfast. I had corned beef hash, sunny-side up eggs with hash browns. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff was friendly and attentive, coming by to check my coffee multiple times. I will definitely return to Sam’s!

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Always busy so you know the food is great. The amount of food is very generous. Staff very friendly! You can take your time or know you can get out in a hurry if you need to.

Thank yvonnebutterfly
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Passing through to Santa Cruz, my family stopped here for breakfast. We were not disappointed. The menu had a variety of choices for breakfast. The food was delivered hot and was very tasty. I loved their coffee! The diner has a 70's vibe..

Thank jemamc96
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Real family type diner. Overwhelming menu choices for breakfast. The most filling omelette- two could probably share! Fresh delicious, hot! Choose the fruit cup over the hash browns-nice fresh cut portion. Servers couldn't be nicer! Go when your in the area!

Thank Mamagina1960
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just what you would expect when you think of an American Diner. Good food served fast and it hits the spot when your hungry. If your looking for a good breakfast I'm pretty sure this is were the the locals go as well. Everything was...More

Thank Beemerjockey
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The location is a bit hard to get to, but worth it. Old-fashioned diner-style menu, layout, etc. Food is good and plentiful, as is the coffee. Will drop in here again, esp. as they do dinner, not just breakfast and lunch.

Thank SDox
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Ortega chili omelet. The best I've had! Large cut up, no minced chilies. Excellent home fries. Clearest restaurant I've been to in a long time!

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an old fashioned coffee shop, I enjoyed the food, will go back. I was there for breakfast it was very very busy. The food was good. I was not happy with the wait staff, very abrupt

Thank snookiet
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family who love this restaurant. We also love diners such as this but were disappointed at Sam's. Service was good. The waitresses were fine. But everything on my plate was cool. Scrambled eggs were cool. Pancake was cool. The requested extra crispy...More

Thank CynK65
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Mary W
12 April 2015|
Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Saturday 6 am to 3 pm. Sunday 7 am to 3 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
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