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Hours

Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Restaurant details

Cuisine Breakfast, Breakfast Bowls, Breakfast Sandwiches, Brunch, Café, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
Price range of entrées $4 - $12
Delivery Yes
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Payment options Accepts credit cards

Restaurant Menu

Comments
5

Swamis Cafe is certainly an interesting place to get breakfast. To me walking up to order in the tiny little building feels like I'm somehow part of an older vibe that has been slowly waning in the North County area. The simplest way I could try and describe it with a single word, would be "character". The place, to me, reeks of character. Not only that, but they have a really fun menu. My favorite is their Acai bowl, featuring acai from the great Sambazon company, granola, berries, banana, coconut, and the unexpected but always entertaining to show people: bee pollen. That's right, bee pollen, and it's delicious. I've also had a number of other things on the menu, the Black Bean & Avocado burrito is insanely simple, yet it still tastes great. My only issue with the place has been if you order food as a group, things come out of the kitchen when they're done. They don't bring out a big tray of food for everyone, and it threw some friends and I off the first time we went. I see people complaining, but the staff is friendly, and if you ask about your order in a nice manner, you'll get a nice response. Common sense, but from what I've seen there and at other restaraunts, not very common... Regardless, it's my favorite breakfast place in Encinitas, highly recommended!

Jan. 26, 2009

Great Food, but the absolute worst service on the planet. Be prepared to wait a long time, and for the staff to treat you like dirt. My last visit there, I phoned in an order and was told my order would be ready in about 10 to 15 minutes for pickup. I arrived in 20 minutes knowing that they would take longer than they told me. I paid for my lunch and then had to wait an additional 30 minutes to get my food. As I stood there I was subjected to some aggro bald employees ultra conservative political banter. When I go out to pick up my lunch, I don't care to listen to misinformed statements from someone that was calling customers "liberal jerks" behind their backs. The lack of customer service from the other employees and this employee in particular absolutely ruin the great potential that could be Swami's Cafe.

July 3, 2009

To Swami's regulars: Can anyone confirm the story about the big gray cat I saw today in the stairwell bushes? It had a collar with the name "Samson" on it. I assumed it was someone's lost cat. Just as I was calling animal control, someone said that was the "Swami's Cat" and it lived there and was taken care of by everyone. True?

March 10, 2013

I went by Swami's today and again saw the cat. A lot more friendly this time. I saw the back of his "Samson" name tag on his collar. It read "Swami's Cat." So I guess the story is true. But its too tame to be a feral cat, so belonged to someone at one time. Nice Kitty!

March 12, 2013

My brother saw the same cat. Don't know the story if it lives there or not.

March 14, 2013

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