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Leilani Cafe

££ - £££
Pacific Beach
Cafe, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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5109 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
+1 858-270-4090
07:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stand outside and let the smell grab you!! when you walk in , everyone is friendly and happy!! For breakfast I had the ONO Loco Moco... Oui.. it was so delicious and the gravy is smothered... no 2 or 3 spoons.. smothered and lots of food! The coffee is also delicious. clean, friendly staff.. delicious food..make it a day... More 

Thank beahr
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a very casual popular little outdoor patio cafe with a couple indoor tables. You go to the counter and order, then find a place to sit, they bring the food out. I think the most popular dish is the Loco Moco -which is popular in Hawaii. They serve one of the best - a huge portion of rice... More 

Thank Celeste T
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We were craving poke while we were visiting San Diego and one of the locals told us about Leilani's. The restaurant is small inside, but it has a nice lanai outside. We had the seared ahi tuna and poke plate -- both were delicious. The menu for breakfast looked amazing so we'll have to go back on the next visit.... More 

Thank TravelbugHNL
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We read reviews and decided to give it a try. Spicy fried rice awesome. Spam musubi yummy. Everything was wonderful. A must try place.

Thank adamandrayven
Milford, Connecticut
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I've been to Hawaii twice and love everything there. So when I was looking to see what was good for breakfast in the area when we visited, I came upon this place. I had the My Kalani and my husband had the jr. boy breakfast. Both dishes reminded us of Hawaii.

Thank Catherine D
Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Non acommodating to special requests, horrible food, horrible coffee. Not a nice place to sit either, dark inside and small outside.

Thank D_traveller_19
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Love Leilani's. Every time I visit our grandchildren in San Diego it's a tradition we have our breakfast here every time . We get Jr. Breakfast and loco Mocos the bomb! We love there coffee too. Highly recommended .

Thank Michiko T
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a taste of Hawaii in PB, this is it. My wife and I visited Leilani's for breakfast and it was all you could ask for. The Hawaiian French toast with Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice hit the spot. We loved the gift shop as well. Lots of traditional Island items like fresh leis, seasonings, music... More 

Thank kblinco
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We went for a brunch and the food was excellent. Feels like you're in Hawaii . Clean and cozy restaurant.

Thank Misfy
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Our friend took us here one morning, and we thought oh this is gonna be good, and o yessiree it was good, I mean mouthwatering. For a breakfast appetizer get the Hawaiian sushi it was really good. The French toast is really good, but seriously get something Hawaiian.

Thank DMWorld2See

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5109 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-4090

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