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cafe elysa

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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
+1 760-434-4100
06:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Elysa's was recommended by a friend who lives in the area. Had a lovely lunch dining outside on the patio. The staff were really helpful and the food was fresh. Three of us had a salad, a breakfast entree and a sandwich. All were really delicious. I would go back the next time I visit Carlsbad!

Thank krisklacanada
Spring Hill, Florida
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were told that Cafe Elysa was super good, but that's not what we encountered. Our coffee was bitter and about as good as instant. We ordered pancakes and a ham and cheese croissant. The pancakes were tough and tasteless, and the croissant was greasy. Perhaps we didn't order the right things???

Thank loribel3
Livermore, California
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop with friends on our bike ride from Del Mar. Casual and informal outdoor seating. Cafe is about a block from the beach. Variety of pastry.l was okay not great. Website shows breakfast available which I have not tried but intend to next time.

Thank Pat W
Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went several times. Kids enjoyed breakfast waffles and pastries. Coffee was very good. Good location. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will be back.

Thank Garrett C
Traverse City, Michigan
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462 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Somehow after many trips to Carlsbad we have not tried this place until this year. Everything here is made from scratch. Great baked goods, breakfasts and sandwiches. Service is fast and friendly. Seating is outside by a number of fire pits. Has now made it to our short list of favorites. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Bill H
Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice restaurant with all outdoor seating. Great breakfast sandwiches and friendly servers. Tables and chairs were a bit wet and paper napkins didn't quite do the trick in drying them off sufficiently so we had to move around a bit looking for the ones that were the driest. Fire pits a nice touch on chilly mornings.

Thank mollohla
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We thought the food was tasty; especially the coconut cream filled French toast. I thought it would be too sweet, but it was not; rather, the filling was creamy with bits of coconut, and it had just a hint of sweetness. When I added the syrup, I thought it was perfect. Wifey ordered a dish which included avocado, but they... More 

Thank oldsorb
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place was a surprise. It is right across the street from the hotel we stayed at - Carlsbad Inn. When I walked in, I wasn't quite sure. You walk up to place your order. I was pleased to see that there was a great selection for breakfast. The young lady that took our order was super pleasant, and had... More 

Thank Tammy P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was a delightful place to have breakfast with our dog. Extensive menu, and spacious patio dining that was dog friendly!

Thank Katherine M
Arvada, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We sat on the patio with our small dog and enjoyed the vertical succulent gardens. The food came out and it was both beautiful and scrumptious. We all went for something on the sweeter side. The berries were plentiful, the pastry was flaky, the waffle was fluffy yet crisp and the pancakes were divine. Next visit we'll try savory.

Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-4100

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