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Pipes Cafe

121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
+1 760-632-0056
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I love to take the family here when we are in town. It is a great spot to people watch and read the paper while you enjoy your breakfast. Lots of options for grownup and kids alike.

Thank Lawton J
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We went here for breakfast with our grandchildren, it is one of their favorite spots. The portions are huge and the atmosphere is great for people watching. It is perfect for a nice day as most is the seating is outside.

Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place serves up heaps of eggs and potatoes but the breakfast sandwich is really great. Flavored coffee is a perfect compliment and the surf videos are always current and perfect for that morning coffe before you head out for a surf

Thank Joshtrifkin
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Super friendly staff, laid back vibe, tasty breakfast, large portions, in a great location...I will definitely be back!

Thank SamPav
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

On our last day on our trip we decided we wanted a great breakfast spot to grab a bite to go and head to the beach and dine. I remembered reading about Pipes. Easy to find although parking is a bit of a challenge. We...More

Thank TravelJunkieABC
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Go here when you're hungry the food is great and there's lots of it. Pipes is a favorite of locals and visitors.

Thank Flubba
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

First, if you do not enjoy the "vibe" of Southern California, you won't enjoy Pipes. But for true American standards like scrambled eggs and pancakes, the place offers terrific value.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The menu is somewhat limited, but what they do have is tasty. The service couldn't be friendlier. My favorite is their egg salad sandwich.

Thank 2rgoneagain
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is a great place which I served excellent breakfast. My wife had the burrito and I had the big breakfast with eggs, pancakes, english muffin, bacon and country potatoes. Great food with a local atmosphere. Please note this is a cash only but they...More

Thank charliepc
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great simple, harty breakfast. Very casual, as you would expect in Cardiff. Staff is friendly and laidback with good prices.

Thank Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Liverpool Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-632-0056
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