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Janet's Cafe

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1696 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021-3521
+1 619-440-8599
06:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Janet's never let's me down. Good food, served quickly and really friendly local people. They got me hooked on acai bowls... yum!

Thank Greer W
Fullerton, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place!! Food was great, service was fast, and the staff was the best I have seen in a while. Everyone had such a great personality. Do yourself a favor and check this place out!!!

Thank mrs L
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Janet's is a great place to eat for Breakfast or Lunch. Large selection of food choices. Reasonable prices and BIG portions.

Thank Marsha A
El Cajon, California
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Love Janets Cafe. We go there often for breakfast. Service is friendly and fast and the the food is good, filling and comforting!

Thank Connie525
Englewood, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, wonderful food and unbelievable pies! First visited in March, 2014 and so happy we found it again!!

Thank Gary L
San Diego, California
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222 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were looking for a quick place to eat, and stumbled across Janet's. What a find! Great menu, excellent prices and good service. The "home style" food was excellent, and the quantity served near unbelievable. Homemade soup or salad, the main course, roll or cornbread, with homemade pie for desert, all for $12-16. How can you go wrong. We will... More 

Thank OldBigBob
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

It's cheat day and I wanted some pancakes. Have been staying about 1/2 mi from Janet's now for a couple of months and just not made it here yet. Today was the day. Breakfast served all day - yay! Although tempted by the crepe special with cream cheese, berries, bacon, and eggs, I stuck to my plan and had the... More 

Thank Eric K
San Diego
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Always delicious, generous portions, great coffee and the best hash browns you'll ever eat. Seriously.

Thank MarlaEsteban
El Cajon, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Have been there quite a few times since it's less than a mile away. Love the dinners there. The only special I have ever ordered was prime rib. It was good. I don't order the broccoli as it's al dente and I prefer mine cooked more. I usually end up taking some of the dinner home along with a dessert... More 

Thank Christine S
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2016

$10.95 for bacon and eggs??? I went here in the past, food is just OK, nothing you can't get for a lot less. I also got a cinnamon roll completely smothered in some know of buttery spread yuck, only ate a couple of bites. The waitress never asked why I didn't eat it. Go down the street to Bonnie's special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1696 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021-3521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-8599

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