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Pipes Cafe

2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
+1 949-498-5002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very laid-back environment. Mix of families, surfers, and marines. Some cashiers are friendlier than others. Great prices, especially for the area.

Thank KF B
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The food is great! The bacon scrambler - filled up our son, and he is a marine! Atmosphere is California all the way!! Staff is very friendly!!!

Thank R9147ONkimk
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have eaten here twice. I don't mind waiting in line to give my order, but the line moves very slowly. The reviews were so sterling for this place, maybe both times I went were off days. The food was average and we tried to...More

Thank mybeach101f
Reviewed 3 June 2015

GREAT food, great surf atmosphere! Located across the street from legendary Stewart Surfboards in South San Clemente. Great place to eat while doing laundry at the laundromat next door.

Thank SurfCowgirl
Reviewed 10 April 2015

If you go be prepared to wait for a table but it's definitely worth the wait. Rad breakfast burrito and great coffee selection.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

The portions are huge so you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck. 3 kids split one Big Breakfast plate coming with bacon, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, and an English muffin. My wife and I split a scramble plate and a burger. Again the...More

Thank Hutchonthego
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I come here whenever I go surfing at San Onofre. I surf dawn patrol and Pipes never disappoints after a good long surf session. They have so many choices of hot and cold coffee drinks. The servers are always smiling and happy to help make...More

Thank Lisaht44
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

I love potatoes and this place loads up on cheese chives and bacon every morning. Breakfast sandwich was good. Ordered ham scrambler. Didn't realize how big it was. Wished I split it but still delicious. great prices for a breakfast spot. The Hawaiian feel was...More

Thank sarah c
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

First off, fresh-squeezed orange juice, as depicted on the menu board, is actually from a plastic jug. So, fkcu that. The breakfast burrito was average, nothing special, and the coffee was just meh. Combined with the totally forgettable service, and Pipes Cafe is not worth...More

Thank SinCabeza
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Early morning favorite! The smell of the bakery is incredible and the muffins with coffee are lovely..

Thank arnodekker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5002
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