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The Grill at Surfin Donuts

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202 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4713
+1 949-492-8450
06:00 - 15:00
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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is on the corner of El Camino Real and it is easy to drive past it on your way to Baskin Robbins. But, stop here first. The place is very small and gets crowded on weekend mornings but so worth the wait for a table!! The menu has an amazing variety for being so small. We got... More 

Thank BeachGirl021
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Acai fruit bowl with warm granola is a must. Once you get it turn west on Avienda Del Mar drive 5 minutes to a hidden oasis beach with early morning surfers and joggers.....paradise.

1 Thank DennisTerryJ
Eugene, Oregon
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257 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister-in-law took us here for breakfast for which I am thankful. Small interior for this café and good outdoor seating. My wife had corn beef hash with eggs over the hash and potatoes. I had a burrito with eggs, potatoes and Louisiana Hot Links, huge and hard to finish but excellent.

Thank bbqmaster69
Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed a lot of great breakfasts, but this one satisfied the whole family the most. We started with 3 different massive breakfast burritos: 1 with eggs and potatoes, one with machacha beef and one with chorizo, eggs, and potatoes. They were all AMAZING!!!!! Don't forget to eat the yummy salsa with the burritos. We also ordered a Mickey... More 

1 Thank Icarl
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is really good. It is inexpensive, and you get tons of it for the money. The donuts are also delicious and flavorful. It is a great place for a quick breakfast.

1 Thank Ethan J
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Thus is a great pit stop leaving the hustle and bustle of LA in your rear view mirror. A quaint town by the sea. A great cafe and restaurant by the Pacific Highway 1, with ample parking at the back, rest room, smoking area and a place with good breakfast and donuts.

Thank FirebirdG2
San Clemente, California, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to go on a Saturday Morning for Breakfast. Reasonable with great Breakfast Burritos that can actually feed two. The Acai Fruit Bowl is terrific. The coffee is good too.

Thank Anthony T
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The donuts are pretty good. The breakfast portions are pretty generous. The acai bowls are awesome! They do not have good coffee though...

Thank IzzyBB
San Clemente, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Everything was fresh and fast!..Very easy to find...Great Drinks! Nice Bar...seating area...great music playing..

Thank TheOnlyAngell
orange county
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a central place in San Clemente and the breakfast is good. They have organic stuff along with the good old favorites, eggs, bacon, bagels, etc. Well operated but can be busy at times.

Thank mickeytravler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-8450

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