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“Great coffee and (Greek) pastries”

Hummingbird House Cafe
Cuisines: Greek
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Dont miss a baklava and Lavazza coffee while visiting the Mission and the Mission Basilica across the street. This cafe is adjacent to the RR station, one block from the Mission

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a really cute, quaint little cafe, just off the Amtrak station in San Juan Capistrano. We were waiting for a train around lunch time, and walked around the the numerous shops and eateries within a couple of blocks of station, reading menus. We ultimately decided on the Hummingbird. As we walked over to read the menu, the manager (or owner?) came over and told us about the specials and what was fresh and what he suggested, etc. He was charming and friendly and so we sat outside on their patio seating, anticipating an exceptional experience. What we got was something far short of that mark. While I can't say we didn't enjoy our meal, the food was just not as tasty as the owner made it sound. The coffee was bitter and tasted like it had been brewing since 5am. (It was brunch). Our spoons were dirty, and our waitress was aloof and completely inattentive. Perhaps they were just having a bad day, but I found myself disappointed that we wouldn't end up returning to this very charming cafe, with its delightful owner. Its potential was left unfulfilled, by a mostly mediocre meal and poor service.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a late brunch one morning when we walked by. The patio and smell drew us in. We were not disappointed. The staff was incredibly friendly and the food couldn't be beat. The breakfast burrito and sweet crepe are very highly recommended.

Thank GaribaldiCU
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Where to begin...Tables had a mm of dust on them...the young service staff obviously would rather be somewhere else...no silverware after asking TWICE for it, actually bet the wife that they'd figure out the need to bring silverware once they brought our entrees...lost that bet... tepid coffee, had to ask 3 times to have cream brought, by then the coffee was ice cold... their interpretation of falafel is odd, tasteless and feels "uncooked"...the greek salad tasted better but overpriced for what it was (3 WHOLE kalamata olives in it)...waitress kept stealing sugar basket from other tables ( shortage??)...service would be more appropriately described as " non-service"...will not return

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had gyro and I had lamb.
We were happy with the plates. Good size portion. You can split with someone.
The patio is nice and good location. I would go back

Thank DanielaB
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