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101 Cafe

631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
+1 760-722-5220
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“egg omelet” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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631 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-4120
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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

Thank CPLnCAL
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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a diner with historical value. It reminds you of a "soda pop stop" from back in the day. Food was very reasonably priced. The pancakes are HUGE!! Our service was a little slow...but they were short staffed...however it was worth the wait!!

Thank Mrs_Ware229
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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