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Ramona Cafe

628 Main St., Ramona, CA - (760) 789-8656
Posted By Phil Olea on 5/7/2008 11:27:00 AM
As a customer of The Ramona Café for many years, I miss the great meals they serve when I am traveling around the world. I have a funny occupation; I have been designing and creating restaurant point of sale software for Microsoft for the past 20 years, so I am in restaurants nearly every day of my life. I also get the chance to go and visit the customers in the field. Eating breakfast at Denny’s is a 2 or 3, and eating breakfast at The Ramona Café is an 8 or 9.

I typically have the ABC omelet (avocado, bacon, and cheese) with cubed potatoes (minus the onions), sourdough toast, and a side of crispy bacon. I have never had a bad meal and I have eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner there for over 10 years.

Typically the weekends are a little crazy until about 1pm (though they serve breakfast until 2:30) which is great for my wife as she enjoys a Buffalo burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, and mushrooms, and I enjoy my breakfast. After our great meal, we typically head to Julian to walk through the town and shop (plus to walk off the calories).

We use to live in Ramona and I would visit more frequently, though when I am in town, I drive from La Jolla to enjoy a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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A “blue-ribbon” cinnamon roll sized for two
"A “blue-ribbon” cinnamon roll sized for two"
Michael Stern





Ramona Cafe seems to do the classic comfort foods really well.  The hot meatloaf sandwich is served with excellent bread and real mashed potatoes with lots of lumps.
"Ramona Cafe seems to do the classic comfort foods really well. The hot meatloaf sandwich is served with excellent bread and real mashed potatoes with lots of lumps."
Cliff Strutz


Note how crisp the edges of the corned beef hash are beneath the fried eggs: delicious!
"Note how crisp the edges of the corned beef hash are beneath the fried eggs: delicious!"
Michael Stern


There is plenty of sweet fruit in this slice of boysenberry crunch pie.
"There is plenty of sweet fruit in this slice of boysenberry crunch pie."
Cliff Strutz


You can barely see gravy, cheese, ham, and sausage peeking out from below the sunnyside-up eggs. Not shown: big biscuit that comes on the side.
"You can barely see gravy, cheese, ham, and sausage peeking out from below the sunnyside-up eggs. Not shown: big biscuit that comes on the side."
Michael Stern


This is an impressive pie selection!
"This is an impressive pie selection!"
Cliff Strutz


This café has been a waystation east of San Diego for the better part of a century
"This café has been a waystation east of San Diego for the better part of a century"
Michael Stern



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