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Mission Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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300 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
+1 831-623-2220
08:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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785 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop before or after visiting the old mission and state park. Lovely staff with vintage bar to be seated. Have a coffee and relax.

Thank Walker S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Stopped by for coffee with my wife. We wound up odering pancakes, scrambled eggs & sausage. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent!! Nice little place with the 50's theme. Clean restaurant! If in town again I will definitely go there again. I recommend it for you too!

Thank Eff R
San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When you want breakfast and you are in San Juan Bautista, this is a great stop, fresh avocado, and great service.

Thank WinoExtreme
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and a great breakfast awaits you here. Big portions too. Hash browns were perfect. Lots of thick pieces of hams on the eggs Benedict and the hollandaise sauce was tasty.

Thank Kim C
Grenada, California
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I saw some people in the kitchen, but I don't think what they were doing could be called cooking. Poor quality, not flavorful.

Thank Lana W
Fair Oaks, California
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478 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

You know when you want to order a breakfast that makes you feel like you're still snuggled deep inside the most comfortable comforter and you want it to be decadent without being greasy, familiar without being boring? This is your place. Bring an extra stomach, because the servings are huge.

Thank kcdenman
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The menu is made up of standard diner fare. The lunch options are plentiful, and the portions are generous. The booths are pretty small, though, so seating can be a bit of a squeeze. Good, quick service. It was very convenient eating here after our visit to the Mission.

Thank Elise K
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in about 1:30 for lunch (they close at 2 pm) so it wasn’t too crowded but there were other customers. We split a tri-tip sandwich and fries which they graciously plated separately without being asked. The sandwich had a lot of meat on it and ½ a sandwich was quite filling. The waitress was very nice. It’s just... More 

Thank fungramma51
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great staff, good service. We love the small town atmosphere of San Juan Bautista, the Mission and the quirky spots in town.

Thank Daniel A
Foster City, California
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288 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is the real deal, an American diner. The decor is classic 1950s: red and white checkerboard linoleum floor, red vinyl barstools and booths, ceiling fans - the whole deal is genuine. So is the menu, the service and the prices. Took me back a ways very pleasantly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Juan Bautista
  • Phone Number: +1 831-623-2220

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