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Clayton's Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
+1 619-435-5425
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hash browns” (30 reviews)
“apple pie” (11 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were visiting Southern California for a family vacation and what an amazing surprise! This is a diner that has been open since the 50’s. We visited for breakfast. The food was fantastic, portions were plentiful. Service was very welcoming and comfortable. If there was...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent staff working in hot conditions, great hash browns, chocolate milk was good, & egg salad sandwich was out of bounds!!

Thank miamiheat7334
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost all of the breakfast restaurants open at 8, some at 7, so 6 am was perfect. I walked the half-mile to and from, and was happy with the breakfast choices, and the huge portions. The only issue I had (ate there 4 mornings) is...More

Thank scpirvine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to warn everyone that there is no air conditioning. Great people here who care about great service. Pancakes are perfect. Eggs Benedict is also well done. We found the hash browns a bit boring. If you come in this record heat, bring a...More

Thank Io79032
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant's reputation for a great breakfast is well earned. My husband raved about the corned beef hash. But the hash browns: So delicious! A small "warning": This is a very old, very small restaurant. I only saw one table that sat more than 4...More

Thank TheMomfromCali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy but worth the wait. Great breakfast in an old school diner. Loved the atmosphere. Big jukebox in the corner for customers to use. Loved it.

Thank Eyxjones
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered Claytons during a recent visit to Coronado, and even though we live in Canada, we'll be back!! So impressed with the staff, and the food is great too! Visited for lunch (split a turkey/bacon sandwich), then a few days later, for dinner (wonderful Garganzola...More

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff seems to be having a good time when they are at work at Clayton's, which I love. The food is perfect diner food; consistently good whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. Occasionally a waitperson will walk around and offer up a free, fresh...More

Thank margarita r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clayton’s is definitely a popular place. My family and I arrived for breakfast around 10 am on a Sunday and waited 30-40 minutes to be seated in the cramped restaurant. But it was all worth it. Too many delicious options to choose from, but on...More

Thank ES093110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entire place is vintage. It deserves a visit: I’ve been a couple of times for breakfast. Opens very early and has an impressive menu for breakfast with super generous portions. The service is super friendly. No AC: it can get hot and smoky indoors...More

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Lorna S
26 October 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive they will put your name on a list...The coffee shop is very busy, but I'm sure they will be able to accommodate your party of 4 in a reasonable aount of time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-5425
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