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Hummingbird House Cafe

Visiting San Juan Capistrano, we came across this quaint little restaurant while strolling the San Juan town area. It appealed to us because of the quaintness and the pleasant outdoor eating area.


The restaurant is located next to the train tracks and train depot station. It is a little tucked away among other cafés in the Los Rios Historic District area.


It is very rustic in keeping with the feel of the downtown area. It only has outdoor seating, and there are easy ups that shade the patio area from the sun.


The menu surprised me with plenty of Greek selections. The sandwich that we ordered came with a side of hummus & pita bread, that was delicious. We also ordered a small Greek chicken salad that was well prepared. I especially appreciated the fresh lettuce and yummy tomatoes. The chicken was well prepared and they were very generous with how much chicken they put on the salad.

Greek Salad with chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese. (Chicken added at an additional cost)


The service was a little interesting. We had a young woman who was very kind, but seemed a little scattered. In her defense she seemed to be the only waitress for the entire patio, However, we were a little bothered by the fact that she offered my four-year-old granddaughter an ice cream sandwich w/out asking me and then added it to the bill.


The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed.


There is only one shared bathroom and it is very rustic!

Final Thoughts:

This was an overall very pleasant experience. If you are strolling about this area of San Juan Capistrano it is a nice café to grab a breakfast or lunch. The ambiance of sitting outdoors and watching the train come by is enjoyable. The food is definitely good for a café and the prices seemed decent. I would recommend this as an overall good place to choose for breakfast or lunch.

5StarTip🌟: Be sure to look and read the signs on the buildings as you cross the train tracks as you can miss it if you are not looking for it.

Hummingbird House Cafe rates an Always5Star: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

**I was not compensated in any way for this post. My opinions are completely my own based on my experiences which I paid entirely for myself.

About Pamela Rossi

Pamela Rossi

I am passionate about travel and taking each moment and making it a five star experience. My goal is to create those experiences for YOU!