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137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
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Portland, Maine
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168 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I could give Old Town Cafe a better review. The service was friendly, attentive, and quick; unfortunately, the food was really disappointing. The Scramble was dense and flavorless, the pancakes rubbery, and the omelette unappetizing. On the positive side, the coffee wasn't bad.

Thank 0Fernando0
Dudley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had an old seaside cafe feel. Food was very good, reasonably priced , well presented. Good service, would go again.

Thank Chris Joanne H
Long Beach, California
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456 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 867 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My Husband and I took the recommendation to eat breakfast here from a neighbor. The Waffle is outstanding. It was the large type and crispy on the outside and very tasty. We will return for this. I ordered the Blueberry Pancakes and they were just ok. Plenty of fruit but little taste to the batter. I am looking forward to... More 

1 Thank PeggyChism
Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great family owned restaurant. Oh my gosh it's wonderful for a healthy or not so healthy breakfast or lunch. The servers are just so sweet and accommodating. Try the tropical fruit waffle, A homemade crispy Belgian waffle loaded with fresh assorted fruits all kinds.Yummy! The burgers are great as well, as are the salads, and don't forget... More 

Thank stevec9957
Placentia, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

coffee is fresh, any breakfast item here is highly recommended. Every item is cooked fresh,salsa on the table,friendly service. Don't miss this local family own eatery.

Thank socalgrammy
Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is one of our favorite stops when in town. Place is very small, but they do what they can to get in you in timely. Food is always good, but the staff is fantastic, friendly, and willing to get you whatever you need. The waffles are our favorite, but everything is good.

Thank ShellKC
Seal Beach, California
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240 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The owner was the busboy for many years. He bought the restaraunt, hired friends and relatives and made it better. Delicious breakfasts at a fair price, quick attentive service with a smile Y

Thank sealbeachtraveler
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My wife, kids, and I were looking for a quick place for breakfast on the last day of our eight-day California vacation. I found this place based on reviews on another site, and several local recommendations. Just walking in, you get a feel for how small and intimate it is. The service was very friendly and the food was good.... More 

1 Thank danandchenae
Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

My husband and I used to come here frequently. Then there was a turnover in staff/management and then things went to pot. That was about 10 years ago. Today we figured okay worth another shot and we are so glad we did. We both ordered Belgian Waffles (something I would never order usually) with eggs and sausage. The waffles were... More 

2 Thank purcelin
Riverside, California
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2,128 reviews
1,174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

They've got a tough breakfast to beat and it's a very nice little restaurant. It's in the heart of Main with lots of shops all around. Parking in front can be difficult during peak meal hours. My only complaint...sometimes they're not open during advertised hours.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach

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