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“great food + surf culture”
Review of Pipes Cafe

Pipes Cafe
Ranked #73 of 221 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

This tiny hyper-casual eatery---in a small strip mall next to a laundromat---serves hearty breakfasts and lunches with an atmosphere salted by a mellow all-ages crowd of hard-core surfers. Their scrambles excel...

Thank David L
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a great place to get some coffee and a breakfast sandwich or burrito before your morning surf session.

Thank Kristenannie
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Bring your appetite. This small breakfast stop has huge breakfast burritos, filled with fresh ingredients. Perfect after a night out or a morning in the water.

Thank mgtravles
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

Best big and cheap breakfast in San Clemente. This is a small family-run place with a second location in Cardiff - and related to Kono's in Pacific Beach (last two places are in San Diego County). Pipes features pancakes or french toast with scrambled eggs and home fries - more than most of us can eat, but all so good you want to. While you wait to order (usually not very long, although sometimes you can tell that the surf just went flat and everybody came for breakfast), you can watch surf videos and eavesdrop on the surfing conversations around you - including some by world-class San Clemente-native surfers. Come, eat and have fun.

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1  Thank oscar505
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

So very tasty, but be warned. Unless you have just surfed for the last 5 hours straight, these burritos are big enough to share with a group. I understand the b'fast burritos contain TWELVE, that's right, a DOZEN eggs. Huge. Very very yummy place and nice staff. Super friendly!

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Thank bettyp053
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