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Mollies Famous Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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32033 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3718
+1 949-240-9261
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 06:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 06:00 - 20:30
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Ferndale, Michigan
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on a recommendation of a friend. Had and egg white omelette with broccoli and swiss cheese, and wheat toast. Not bad but nothing special. I might come back, but wouldn't go out of my way.

Thank Burton K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular spot for lunch. The portions are gigantic and the prices are great. The food is good but not really above average. Service can be slow because they are always packed!

Thank F2778SWmarym
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy Sunday, but worth the wait. We were impressed by the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. Down home cooking... Great pancakes, corn beef hash, home fries, eggs and the best hot chocolate! Generous portions, great value! We will be back.

Thank Richard A
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mollie's Famous Cafe is a local favorite for breakfast. It's very small, and can be noisy, and the atmosphere and decor is only a few steps up from your average Denny's, but the food is very good. Breakfast is definitely better than lunch or dinner, which is why the place is generally crowded in the mornings. Portions are large, especially... More 

Thank 512stewartg
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very hearty delicious breakfast here. It is located on the side of a shopping center and one has to know it is there. But it was crowded on a weekday and clearly a favorite spot for locals. Food was delicious, service great, and prices reasonable (but not cheap).

Thank Lexizmom
Mission Viejo, California
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wanted to have a little lunch with my baby grand daughter after going to Zoomar's petting zoo. Mollies fit the bill perfectly. This place has been around a long time and is a local favorite. Breakfast is served all day and they have the best french toast. Portions are perfect, not too big or too small. Reminds me of the... More 

Thank Gina M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the home made meat loaf. My daughters had the salmon in lemon caper sauce and the large scampi on angel hair. Breakfast is really good. I like the crispy hash browns. Good place to get your filling.

Thank Dakineguy
San Clemente, California
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439 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I have only been here for breakfasts. Always to meet clients. It was huge breakfasts that are something to look forward to! It can get crowded as it is popular!

Thank JimW551
San Juan Capistrano, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Local old fashion coffee shop. I use to stop in a couple of times a week. Sadly the preparation has fallen off. Large portions, but greasy. The place does not feel clean and the service has fallen off along with the food. . .

1 Thank Donnasue32111
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mollies has been a family favorite for more than 20 years. The service is cheerful and the food is excellent. It's a modest family-owned cafe tucked into a shopping center in the middle of town, but if you're looking for generous and delicious portions at a fair price, visit Mollies.

Thank StrayPup

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32033 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-9261

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?