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Jennie's Cafe

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1001 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
+1 760-433-2060
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Corona, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to Jennies for a breakfast/lunch with grandkids (4&6) The waitress was very nice the boys loved her,the food was excellent (eggs Benedict) as good as Spencer's in Palm Springs! Omlets are all very good, big,juicy,burgers very tasty. Loved the hash browns and very crispy fries!As far as I'm concerned this was the best breakfast in Carlsbad area. I... More 

Thank Jimeedee
Riverside, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were driving, to get out of all the packed restaurants in Carlsbad, so we drove north and came across this restaurant for breakfast. The service was good, and the food was great. The home fries were great and the pancakes great, and our omelette scooped perfect. Going back tomorrow for breakfast again before heading home

Thank richardgregg11
Ogden, Utah
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541 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I think they are famous for breakfast. The food was good, the burgers were big, and came with your choice of sides. It is like a typical cafe. The vegetarian omelet was very good. We all had something different. It was a little slow, and they were not that busy.

Thank Patty W
Miamisburg, Ohio
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280 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We bought 2 $15 Groupons for this restaurant. They must have had it set up for 2 Groupons because they thought people would not come back the second time. They are right. We will not go back and just let the second one go to waste. We did not feel the restaurant was even clean. One of the waitresses was... More 

Thank timesharetraveler11
Vista, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We went for breakfast and everything was great. The egg was cooked perfectly. Jennie was really nice and we will go back soon.

Thank Regina L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

we are vacationing in Oceanside and got a Groupon for Jennie's. It was VERY good.I got a beakfast burrito and with a recomendation from the server I got it with jalapeno cheese and jalapenos. Excellent! The second time we visited I got the biscuit and gravey (sausage)benedict. also very good. My husband got the honey bunch french toast which was... More 

Thank kirby3333
Bonney Lake, Washington
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I really wanted to rate this a 4. If I could rate it 3.6, I would. The food was good and fresh, with ample portions (you will not leave hungry). We had "house fries" and a sirloin omelet - very tasty. I guess the "crazy pancake" is really something - I was not that hungry - and a lot of... More 

Thank RoadTrippersWA
Boulder City, Nv
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285 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We ate here at Jennie's Café again this year on our annual trip to Carlsbad. I don't think it is as good as it was last year, also had a bad smell to it. Food was ok but the waitress had a cold and was sneezing on her hands and bringing the dishes to us without washing up. The French... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The food is always amazing and Jennie and her staff are so nice and welcoming! My kids love the crazy pancake. It's loaded with bacon sausage and chocolate chips and it's as big as a pizza! My favorite is the padre sandwich!

Thank Melinda A
Paris, France
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, generous servings and very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this place for breakfast !

Thank CQ_Cr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-433-2060

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