Curbside Cafe Review

For my boyfriend's birthday I took him to Curbside Cafe in Vista, CA. We'd never been & were looking for places that served mimosas, so Yelp came to the rescue & suggested Curbside Cafe. We headed over with empty stomachs, yearning for some brunch to sustain us.

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We had the option of sitting inside or outside & we immediately chose outside. It was a breezy 80 degree day & in the shade it was the perfect temperature. Thanks California! Our server was kind & attentive. However, she never mentioned her name which I found odd. Rule #1 when I was serving was stating your name; that's the first thing you did when you when you greeted your guest. Oh well. 

curbside cafe

We took a look at their menu & there were so many options & specialty drinks. Instead of opting for the $6 mimosa, we went for their blended coffees similar to Starbuck's Frappuccinos for $4 a pop. I got the heath mocha & boyfriend got french vanilla. Tasty & icy. The ice chunks kept getting stuck in the straw, so I used a spoon. They were rich & yummy; we couldn't even finish them.

curbside cafe

Lucky for me, there were at least a couple vegetarian options on the menu. I decided to go with the veggie omelette, which came with a side of hash browns & coffee cake. Carbs much? There were more side options, but that's just what I chose. Everything was scrumptious. I was really looking forward to the coffee cake, but it was a little dry.

curbside cafe

Boyfriend got their chicken benedict which is essentially eggs benedict with chicken on an English muffin type thing. It came with a side of country potatoes. He really enjoyed it all. We both had left overs & ended up scarfing them down later that same day. 

curbside cafe

We wanted to get their famous cinnamon roll to go; on the Curbside Cafe website they claim it's "home of Vista's #1 cinnamon roll." But the server dropped off our check before we could say anything. By then we were too full & too lazy to request for more food. 

curbside cafe

The whole bill ended up being just about $30 + tip of course, which isn't bad for two meals & two specialty drinks. Curbside Cafe gave us great service & excellent food. I'd stop by again & next time I definitely want to try their famous cinnamon roll.

What do you think of our food & drink choices? Do these appeal to you? What's your favorite local cafe? :]

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48 comments

  1. Ooh.....those coffees look so yummy!
    Aleeha xXx
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  2. the food sounds amazing and those drinks are making me yearn for frappucinos haha <3 lovely post :)

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    1. Anything frappuchino-y is a winner to me! :]

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  3. What has that look good food .. kisses.

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  4. Yum everything looks so good! Too bad you couldn't try the cinnamon rolls - they have to be my favorite breakfast food of all time. I'd like to try this place if I ever get a chance to visit cali. Thanks for the review :)

    Brooke | brookewrote

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    1. Cinnamon rolls are a gift to humanity. :]

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  5. The food looks amazing! So delicious! I hope he had a lovely bday!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  6. Yummy post... have fun :)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  7. Th chicken benedict looks really good!! I hope your boyfriend enjoyed it as much as I enjoy just looking at it. Haha!

    Joanna, The Wunderkind

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  8. The drinks looks so nice! Hmm odd that the server gave you the bill so quickly. Nonetheless, looks like it was still a good meal :)

    Dignifiable

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    1. It was odd but perhaps she just had a lot of tables to deal with! :]

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  9. Delicious post :)

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  10. Brunch looks good! I love brunch food :)

    xx
    Reg of heyrocketgirl.com

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  11. this looks supper yummy, alot like German food :D Wish I could already sit outside :(

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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    1. It's lovely outside but summer will be hot. :]

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  12. deliciousssss!!! nice pictures ;)

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  13. This place look casual and nice!! I should visit there when I go to CA! Thanks for sharing!!
    Xoxo

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  14. I love brunch and I'm a sucker for a good Benny, so this looks fabulous! I never really explored Vista when we lived in San Diego, even though I worked for a few months in Escondido. But Curbside Cafe looks like a great place to try! Especially on a beautiful day.

    xo, Carissa | wispandwhim.blogspot.com

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    1. What a small world. I know Escondido well too! Perhaps you can give Curbside Cafe a visit later. :]

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  15. All that whipped cream looks especially delicious! Happy belated birthday to your boyfriend! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Whipped cream is tasty but so luxurious! :]

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  16. That brunch looks amazing! And I saw the perfect recipe for crispy hashed browns that makes me want to replicate the ones you have!

    coffeeslag

    coffeeslag: favourite things

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    1. That sounds tasty. I love crispy hash browns!! :]

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  17. All this food looks yummy, I'd love to try that veggie omelette!
    I hope you two had a great time :)

    Neeny x

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Neeny! It was a fantastic brunch & the veggie omelette was delicious. :]

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  18. Everything looks so good! Great photos!

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  19. I'm sorry, the only thing I could focus on through this whole post was that it was 80 degrees. Eighty DEGREES! Oy, I don't even know what sunshine feels like on bare arms. I think I'm gonna move to California this week.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Oh gosh. Well it's very nice out. I am glad to be back because I was in the desert this weekend & it was hot as hell. Literally. :]

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  20. Yummy! Looks like a great day! Food is always a wonderful way to celebrate I think. ;) x

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    1. I'd have to agree. A great way to celebrate. :]

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  21. Looks like a great meal and a great day! Cali looks amazing x

    Louise
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  22. All the food looks so yummy <3 Happy belated birthday to your boyfriend!

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

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  23. Yum! It all looked so good! If I was local, I'd totally check it out!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com

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  24. This is making me feel peckish! I wish I lived in California, instead of the freezing cold UK! X

    ♥ Carly's Beauty World - A UK Hair, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog ♥

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    1. At least you get rain & don't have a terrible drought! :]

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  25. aw that's a bummer that the coffee cake was a bit dry >.<

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  26. That blended coffee looks amazing. I thought it was a chocolate shake when I first saw it. Man do I miss California weather

    ManeUntame.com

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    1. It's pretty much a shake, well kinda. :]

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  27. All this food looks so so yummy! Great pics :) xx

    Sammie | sammiephotography.blogspot.com

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