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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
+1 760-227-3227
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to stop whilst traveling from Carlsbad to Phoenix at the start of our journey across America.. We just had the 2 tier Pancakes they we excellent just enough for us . The coffee was excelent

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Thank Philipwhitehead
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant with a gift area is a great little break if you're traveling across the desert on route 10. We were happy to find it (online) because we were driving to the General George Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit and would want lunch. There is no other restaurant around, and it is right next to the museum. The menu... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wife and I love trips to Palm Springs, California, and usually start early morning when leaving to drive back to the Phoenix area where we live. If you've never driven Highway 10 from PS East then you need to understand that there is a very steep climb out of the PS desert toward the East and a car can overheat... More 

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Temecula, California
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We usually stop for breakfast every time we head out to Phoenix. The food is okay nothing to rave about but lately the service has been slow. I noticed the staff wasn't friendly and it took a while for a second cup of coffee and refills when breakfast was almost over. Not sure we'll stop by again and next time... More 

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Thank kukana m
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you can smell the fresh home cooked meals. The pancakes were super fluffy, bacon thick and crispy and coffee was smooth and hot. Perfect pit stop for native souvies, gas fill up, clean restrooms and great service. Also, sweet little story of how the couple first started and settled there and a great way... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Heading west on I-10, and after too many "no services for 60 miles" signs, was I ever happy to find this place! Very clean, pretty landscaping, a modern day oasis. Counter service prompt and friendly and 2:00 PM breakfast was exactly what I needed. Generic home fries but really good bacon and and very fresh eggs cooked exactly as ordered.... More 

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Upland, Ca
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Clean, good service, good food and reasonable prices, what more can you ask. We were in no hurry and remembered Huell H. doing a show here so we stopped in for a bite. Very interesting place. Having their 83rd anniversary. BLT & Patty Melt were both top notch. The table next to us had a hot fudge sundae and that... More 

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Thank BobBarb
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Small cafe in the middle of nowhere! Don't expect 5 star, that's not what this place is, it's a nice truck stop style food cafe with great service! We have been making this our meal stop for years in our way to AZ.

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Thank Rob B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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657 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Reasonable special - Chicken $9.95. Interesting main entrance (see photo) Very clean and tidy inside shop. Also has gift shop.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Dropped in for something to eat and drink as a break our long 6 hour drive. To be honest I wished we hadn't and I expect the waitress thought so too as she could not hide her contempt at having to serve us. Felt we were causing her work. I like to think I am very polite, I say please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Chiriaco Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 760-227-3227

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