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101 Cafe

631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
+1 760-722-5220
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“home fries” (5 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this cafe has been here since the 1920s, with lots of memorabilia and photos showing changes to Oceanside over the past ninety+ years. It possesses a diner atmosphere with booths, table and countertop service. Food portions are quite large; service is prompt and friendly. Plenty...More

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A serious choice of menu items, and a lot on your plate. Not fancy food, just good food, and a plateful of it. Kind of a must stop and check it out spot, with the nostalgic look that is for real inside and out. Very...More

Thank w57chev
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stopped for lunch at this diner. It was really clean and had pictures old pictures on the wall of days gone by. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. We both had the "Ortega Burger" after being assured by our waitress that it wasn't...More

Thank R L B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

On our recent road trip we stopped here for lunch. Since it was May 1st most of the businesses were closed to support 'Day Without Immigrants’ Protests and Strikes. This retro diner was quaint and decorated well with old pictures of Oceanside. But the food,...More

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped for breakfast and had their Trucker's omelet! It was very good (food and service), great atmosphere and lots of food!!!

Thank joezinkel
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Cute cafe but the spinach omelette I had was flavorless. Staff didn't talk much. The place looked clean though.

Thank Missjaxn_2000
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

All day breakfast menu and a good selection of burgers. Friendly staff, good food, good coffee. This place simply made us feel good!

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to lunch with friends after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Very nicely decorated and with the history listed... since 1928.. was very interesting. !!! And like the restaurants we went to when a lot younger. We like going to...More

Thank RonandJoan
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Yummy French toast and bacon, good menu selection.Fun atmosphere, friendly service and easy walking distance from our lodging.

Thank Kitty R
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great little roadside restaurant is a step back in time. Good food and service. Ambiance of a 1950s cafe. Hamburgers nip and fish n chips were delicious and plentiful. Fair prices, and washrooms are ousted around the corner in another building.

Thank Robert E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-5220
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated, 101 Café has been a trademark of Oceanside along the Historic US Highway 101 for the last 88 years. Good food, Friendly service, and down-home atmosphere in our 50s style diner. We now accept debit/credit as payment forms! Hours from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM every day.
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