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Pipes Cafe

121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
+1 760-632-0056
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (12 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for one of the best breakfasts on the planet? Look no further. You simply can't go wrong at Pipes Cafe. Every single thing on their menu is delicious. And they have great customer service, to boot!

Thank lauriebuchanan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific food, super tasty coffee hut for those custom early morning beverages and great employees. Get the breakfast burritos or the BIG Breakfast which is enough for two people. I've only eaten the breakfast food here, which they serve all day long . . ....More

Thank Honeybee92024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving away years ago, we visit the area each year. And, each year we eat at Pipes. Always great. Food, service, location...just can’t beat it. Our family really enjoys it and your family would too. Don’t miss it.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

A personal tradition before or after weekly beach walks is a latte and maybe more. This is a tiny local gem. Expect breakfast and lunch American and Mexican fare.

Thank Melanie69
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Love the bacon breakfast burrito. So tasty. Not oily. The breakfast scramble and the French toast were also really good. The service was fast and people are friendly. Line is long but moves fast. Casual comfy place. Perfect!

Thank jtravels1
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not to be missed! Awesome coffee, great breakfast and lunch menu. Plenty of food, awesome staff, pet friendly and great views! My favorite veggie scrambler and the BLTA!!

Thank Marylatta
Reviewed 28 February 2018

More delicious food than any 1 person can eat in 1 sitting. Egg Burtito is HUGE and their home fries are fantastic!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Really terrific. They’re famous for their breakfasts but the burger is phenomenal. And so big I always have to ask them to cut it in half.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This place is so good you need to get there early or be very patient. Which is consistently true because the the food is that good. Anyway, “hang loose” and go with the flow!

1  Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I think this place is best for breakfast. They come as a generous portion so you can even share. The breakfast potatoes are great and covered in cheese. One thing to know is that you order inside the meals. Coffee drinks are a separate place...More

Thank Monaiv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-632-0056
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