My Local Guide to Encinitas

Breakfast
101 Diner
552 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the cilantro hollandaise benedict, german apple pancake, or corned beef hash

El Nopalito
582 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the breakfast burrito, then hit the fresh salsa bar for roasted salsa
pick up a bag of chips and fresh guac from the reach-in “˜fridge

Good On Ya Deli
1051 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Super healthy, organic, and delicious

Swami’s Cafe
1163 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Originator of the Acai bowl, great egg dishes, smoothies

Honey’s Bistro & Bakery
632 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Omelettes, scrambles, croissant sandwiches all good

Le Papagayo
1002 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
A unicorn- equally good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Order the chili verde benedict on sopes

Coffee
Woodsy’s at Bobby Riggs Pickleball Club
875 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
charming, relaxed vibe with views of pickleball courts

A Better Buzz
578 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
all those fancy, hipster coffees

Lofty Coffee
90 North Coast Highway 101 #214, Encinitas, CA 92024
Baristas have PhDs in coffee. If crowded, go across Hwy 101 to:
Lofty Coffee Roasting Works
97 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Bakery
Gordy’s Bakery & Coffeehouse
441 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas, CA 92024
get the plonk muffin, sausage roll (reg. or veg.), shortbread, lunch lady, or banana bread

Darshan Bakery & Cafe
949 2nd St., Encinitas, CA 92024
best Chai outside of India, spiritual sweets

Pannikin Coffee & Tea
510 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
the greek eggs and bagels are good too. Great outdoor vibe at a converted train station.

St. Tropez
947 South Coast Highway 101 #103, Encinitas, CA 92024
get the french onion soup & salad, or quiche and salad, combo. Nice outdoor patio with fountain

Betty’s Pie Hole
155 Quail Garden Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024
Inside Sunshine Gardens under red roof building
Sweet and savory (like chicken-pot) pies


Mexican
El Nopalito
582 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the california burrito, tacos, or plate lunch. Pick up a bag of chips and fresh guac from the reach-in “˜fridge. Note: there is a restaurant and market named El Nopalito in the same strip center

Jorge’s Mexicatessen
417 Santa Fe Drive # B, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the chicken soup, rolled tacos, or any burrito

Haggo’s Organic Taco
1114 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
carne asada is deelish

The Taco Stand
642 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Authentic street tacos. I love the al pastor. Get the corn on the cob too.

Asian
Birdseye Kitchen
540 North Coast Highway, Encinitas, CA 92024
Thai + Vietnamese, get the drunken noodles, pho, mussamun or yellow curry, spring rolls, and coconut gelato

Thai Society
1070 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the pad thai, red or yelow curry, or thai steak salad

East Village Asian Diner
628 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the carnitas dynamite fries, mr. lees bbq pork burrito, or monk’s stone pot.Quality beer and sake offerings

Indian
KC Tandor
1070 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Try the Masala Dosa. Chicken Tikka Masala always good. Quality fast food indian.

Himalayan Kitchen
1337 ENCINITAS BLVD. ENCINITAS, CA
Delicious Nepalese and all the Indian classics.

Pizza
Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria
897 South Coast Highway 101 #101, Encinitas, CA 92024
They make their own cheese, dough, sauce, charcuterie
Try the deep friend brussels sprouts, staff’s favorite or my father’s pizza. You must get the salted caramel, butterscotch pudding for dessert

URBN Coal Fired Pizza
764 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Chopped italian salad, peppered salami or mashed potato pizza
Nice selection of local craft beers on tap

Pizzaiolo
554 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Nothing fancy, just good pizza and meatball subs
They sell by the slice, so good for lunch

Peruvian
Qero
564 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Good place to take a date, or spend your prize money

Casa del Qero
815 Birmingham Dr. Cardiff, CA 92007
larger version of Qero

Fish
Encinitas Fish Shop
1010 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the fish tacos or mahi mahi salad

Fish 101
1468 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Surfy vibe. Fish ‘n’ Chips is tasty

Italian
Vigiluccis Trattoria
530 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Good place to take a date, or spend your prize money
Get the calzone, any pizza or tagliatella bolognese, or pollo rustica, penne alla vodka

Bistro
Third Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
897 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Good place to take a date, or spend your prize money
Get the cuban sandwich, fries, goat cheese salad, grilled chicken penne, short rib, or NY steak

Solace & Moonlight Lounge
25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Good place to take a date, or spend your prize money
Get the cheddar chive biscuits, artisan meat & cheese boards, vanilla scented beets, hangar steak, pork belly

Craftsman Tavern
267 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
high-end burgers, brussels sprouts w/ bacon, and fried chicken

Union Kitchen & Tap
1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Great breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too. Cool, good-looking youngsters frequent

Healthy (Vegetarian & Vegan Options)
Native Foods (Vegan)
127 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024 (in Trader Joe’s / Ralph’s shopping center). “Burgers,” bowls, and classics all good. Even meat eaters like this place

Good On Ya Cafe
1051 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Super healthy, organic, and delicious.

Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar
765 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the Tofu tacos, smoothies, juices, salads, huevos rancheros, pancakes. A rare gem that is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner

Burger, Chicken & Beer
Crack Shack
407 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
Richard Blais (top chef) fast casual. Fancy fried-chicken.

Encinitas Ale House
1044 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get the sweet potato fries, harmonica bill burger, or buffalo chicken sandwich. Impressive beer list

Lumberyard Tavern
967 South Coast Highway 101 #101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Massive menu with something for everyone

Regal Seagull
996 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Pub food. Tasty Philly cheese steak

Bread & Barley
542 N Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, CA 92024
El Toro burger is deelish.

Deli Sandwiches
Moto Deli
810 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cubano and Rueben quite good

Fast Food Burger
In-n-Out
130 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024
If you are from out of town, and have never had one, it may change your opinion of fast food. Get the double double animal style, fries, and a chocolate shake

Ice Cream
Handel’s Homemade
9o North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
I like the coconut cream pie flavor, nearly always a line

Bars & Cocktails
Shelter Bar & Lounge
540 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
groovy retractable roof, mixologists, fat beats (live dj), hipsters frequent

Bier Garden
641 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
next to Whole Foods
Normal people frequent, good people watching

Lumberyard Tavern
967 South Coast Highway 101 #101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Massive menu with something for everyone. Normal people frequent

Union Kitchen & Tap
1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Great breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too. Cool, good-looking youngsters frequent

Culture Brewing Co.
629 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
Get pizza from next door and eat it with your beer.


Surf Shops
Encinitas Surfboards
107 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
small shop, local shortboard vibe, great service, iconic Encinitas Surfboards t-shirt, hat or hoodie

Hansen’s
1105 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
huge shop, local longboard vibe, they have it all for all ages

Yoga Studio
Gather
I take classes from Lauren, Josh, Luke, and Danielle.

Markets
Lazy Acres (delicious poke bowls)
El Nopalito Mexican (warm homemade tortillas)
Sprouts
Jimbo’s
7-11

Beaches
Moonlight State Beach (official SoCal Classic beach)
take Encinitas Blvd until it ends

Swami’s State Beach
1298 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Sights
Self Realization Fellowship Gardens
215 West K Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
koi pond, gardens, and cliffside view from Oceanside to La Jolla

San Diego Botanical Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

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