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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
+1 760-434-4100
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06:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 21:00
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Spring Hill, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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???

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Thank loribel3
Livermore, California
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Pat W
Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Garrett C
Traverse City, Michigan
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436 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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Thank mollohla
Bemidji
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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 

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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 

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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!

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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.

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Thank Heather C
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great little breakfast spot. Water inside and they bring it to your table. Very good coffee very good breakfast sandwiches. Very affordable highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:00
Thursday
06:00 - 19:00
Friday
06:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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?