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101 Cafe

631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
+1 760-722-5220
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“egg omelet” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast. The server was super nice and worked so hard. Until 8.45 she was the only one serving which seemed unfair on her. The breakfast was just ok - the avocado, bacon and cheese omelette was a little dry. The toast...More

Thank 730kayr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best local joint by far! Been a customer for years, and i’ll Always make this a MUST STOP place when in town. We no longer reside in Oceanside, so EVERY time we’re in town, this is out go-to for breakfast or lunch. Love the food,...More

Thank Excursion45508732470
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you are in to diners, this is a must! It dates to the very early days of HWY 101. Early 1900’s. I had the avocado, bacon, and egg omelet. It was delicious, and the coffee was good. Service was good, the owner is friendly...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Old school cafe in Oceanside . Good food good service the milkshakes were awesome . My wife and I shared one thats how good they are.

Thank Raiders7532
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Serving Breakfast and lunch only these days Cafe 101 offers traditional ‘American Diner’ fare with a flair. We went for breakfast on a weekday morning in February around 10am and it was 3/4 full - so a popular spot. The 101 has been around a...More

Thank catherine t
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I had biscuits and gravy, and they came with what seemed like Italian dinner sausage in a yellow gravy. Everything was just disgusting. However, this is a neat little diner with historical photos and amazing sweet tea. Our waitress was above the cut, and I...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Recommended by friends. Stopped in for breakfast on a weekday. Very crowded with just a few open tables. Excellent service and a good selection of items on the menu. I order the California ABC omelette. Stuffed with large chunks of bacon, cheese and Avocado. Hashbrowns...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This coffee shop or café if you prefer has been around for years. It is a part of Oceanside history and the old 101 Highway history. It is small in size but big on service and good food. Hours are limited during the week but...More

Thank jrm51153
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stopped here because of the old original look of the place & we weren't disappointed. They also have old fashioned enormous servings - sharing a meal here is definitely an option! Even though we ordered sandwiches and fries, we really should have ordered less!...More

Thank Dromomaniac
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and we really enjoyed everything from the service to the food and atmosphere. Great little cafe to grab a bite and hang out looking at old black and white photos of the area.

Thank radman143
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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