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Perry's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
+1 619-440-5724
06:00 - 14:00
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Ensenada, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always eat at Perry's Cafe when I come back to El Cajon each month. The food is always hot, fresh, timely and the staff are so nice. It's location is very convenient to where I stay next door at the motel.

Thank Nancy F
San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is one of our "go to" places for Saturday morning breakfast before one of our famous hikes up a local peak. There is ALWAYS plenty of food and the prices are not too bad. It has a nice "local" atmosphere and you will feel like a local after the first cup of coffee. And feel free to stop in... More 

Thank Dave R
El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I've never been disappointed with Perry's My friends and fellow employees have been coming here forever. They're fast and give you more then you can eat. I've noticed that they're next to a motel in the area and a new hotel going up a few blocks away in Downtown El Cajon. Travelers will have a great breakfast to start their... More 

Thank LLYNNandJJ
El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

price is good, service is good and staff is friendly. coffee cold be better tasting and more hot. pancakes are good and my eggs could have been a little less over cook.

Thank jrenevitz
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This location and the location in Old Town are both excellent for breakfast and lunch and have reasonable prices at each location. The fritatta is my personal best along with the chicken fried steak and both offer a healthy side of choice. Both locations i have gone to many times and both have great parking availability and easy to get... More 

Thank ronmiller0032
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Older establishment. Lots of regulars, Great food, best cup of coffee and a great place to meet and greet friends

Thank Woody W
Gold Point, NV
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great breakfast and fast service. Portions are huge! Mexican and American meals on the breakfast menu.

Thank Cindy S
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Perry's has two restaurants that I know of and both are equally good. Probably the biggest breakfast menu I have seen and at prices that match what you get. Thier always pretty busy because of the quality of thier dishes and helpful staff. A must try at least three or four times. :)

Thank Perry H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Service and food was all wonderful. The coffee and drinks were kept full. The food came out fast. And every tasted great. Wonderful waitress

Thank lovec55
Spring Valley, California
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us used to go here nearly weekly for breakfast and then the ownership and the vibe changed. It's still a good choice for breakfast or lunch. The food is consistently good and ample and the prices are reasonable. They have a second location in Old Town that I think is better but it gets crowded quick. Perry's... More 

Thank Joe G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-5724

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