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Al's Cafe In The Village

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795 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2317
+1 760-729-5448
06:30 - 15:00
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

nice location but the food is at most average. By the way, the menu they posted is like 10 years old...for example, the salmon bennny says $8.95 but it's actually $12.95.

Thank Susan Y
allan w, Owner at Al's Cafe In The Village, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. The menu you saw is not our current menu. We have no control over that posting. We have tried for years to have it deleted. However, if you will note, at the bottom of that menu it states..."please check with restaurant for current prices". And our current menu is posted on a 3'x5' menu board on... More 

Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Seems like everytime I go to Al's I have to have their breakfast fried rice. The helping is very generous & ohhh so delicious. They load it up with bacon & egg and other flavorful goodies. I have eaten the fried eggs, hash browns & rye toast and it is also very, very good. Al's is a great choice for... More 

Thank Rocky R
allan w, Owner at Al's Cafe In The Village, responded to this review

Thanks for being a fan. We are happy to have served you. More 

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We always stop here on our way to Los Angeles from San Diego...The food and service are great....They have a wide variety of menu selections.. The food is always served hot and tasty...The wait staff is excellent, friendly, accommodating and all around nice service....This Café is definitely on our must stop at list when travelling...

Thank WinstonA03
allan w, Owner at Al's Cafe In The Village, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you on your return More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped our geocaching adventures in Carlsbad, CA for a little sustenance. I tried their Rueben sandwich that was okay. Their California version featured coleslaw instead of sauerkraut. The corned beef was sliced like bologna but was okay. I had a corona in a bottle and Renee had a root beer float with her chicken salad sandwich which she enjoyed.

Thank PixelPeterS
allan w, Owner at Al's Cafe In The Village, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We should have shaved the corned beef and will make that correction in the future. Please visit us again. More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area from Colorado. Exploring the area and looking for a good home cooked meal. Found it at Al's. Good Reuben sandwich and chicken salad sandwich along with a beer and a root beer float. Hit the spot on a warm day. Friendly and clean.

Thank RSkiba
allan w, Owner at Al's Cafe In The Village, responded to this review

Thanks for writing and for being a fan of Al's Cafe in the Village More 

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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My family and I stumbled on the place a few years ago and still go at least twice to three times a month. All of the food is good! I have literally tried every single dish and cannot complain. Home cooked food is rare in restaurants these days. My kids love it since they make Pancakes that look like Mickey... More 

Thank clm2016
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The food was OK. Luke warm is not good. Waitress was overwhelmed, but didn't seem to have her priorities in order. She was more concerned about selling "fudge" from the front window case, than taking care of already established customers. It seemed as though we all had one problem after another. ( needed a check, more coffee please, waiting to... More 

Thank fullmoon33
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Great local breakfast spot! Good food and atmosphere, the eggs Benedict with tomato and artichoke was amazing! Would defiantly come back again!

Thank Corinne Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

My dad recommended Al's as a good place to grab breakfast. We had a lovely and hearty breakfast here with the family. Good omelets, eggs, waffles and French toast. Friendly service too.

Thank WestCoastFireGal
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a nice place to have a diner breakfast. There is an interesting intersect between locals and tourists. Service is good, food is good, menu has some good variety. It could be good for families unless it is super crowded because there are not a lot of bigger tables. Outdoor seating is nice as well. I've been twice and... More 

Thank Cecilia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-5448
We are a friendly family style cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily. Established in 1991. Our attentive staff will make your visit enjoyable and hassle free. We have outside seating (dog friendly) bike racks, kids under 10 eat free*. We strive to purchase locally and offer you the freshest products available at reasonable prices.

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