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Best Breakfast Orange County


Start your day off right by enjoying "the most important meal of the day" at one of these restaurants in Orange County that serve up the best breakfast.


 

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove California
14/20
Dining Room at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Menu
Fine seaside dining in a picturesque cottage at Crystal Cove. More...

Cafe Beau Soleil French
13/20
Fashion Island
953 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Cal-French sidewalk café serves up fresh fare in Fashion Island. More...

Club 19 American
12/20
St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Menu
This golf club restaurant with spectacular ocean views serves up better-than-average American fare. More...

Eat Chow New American
13/20
The Closet
1802 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Menu
Hip café in Newport Mesa, with New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More...

Felix Continental Cafe Cuban
12/20
Old Towne Orange Circle
36 Plaza Sq.
Orange, CA 92866

Hip place to hang in Old Towne Orange's historic circle for authentic Cuban and Spanish dishes. More...

K'ya Bistro California
14/20
Dining Room at K La Casa del Camino
1287 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Menu
A reasonably priced, well-prepared mélange of breakfast, lunch and dinner items at South Laguna's La Casa del Camino hotel. More...

Las Brisas Mexican
13/20
361 Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Menu
Laguna Beach institution with a good menu of Mexican-inspired contemporary seafood fare and an unbeatably scenic seaside setting. More...

Lucca Cafe Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Lucca Cafe, Irvine, CA Quail Hill Village Center
6507 Quail Hill Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92603
Menu
Fresh, locally grown ingredients and a charming wine list are found at this friendly bistro. More...

Old Vine Cafe Global
13/20
The Camp
2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Surprisingly good Cal-Euro breakfast, lunch and dinner bistro at The Camp, along with a well-stocked and affordable wine shop. More...

Ramos House Cafe Southern
14/20
Los Rios Historic District
31752 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Menu
Down-home Southern-inspired New American cooking under the oak tree beside a historic cottage. More...

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar Contemporary
14/20
Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Seasonal, contemporary fare and a killer bar mark the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel's featured restaurant. More...

The Stand Healthy
Quick Bite
238 Thalia St.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Vegetarian and vegan specialties in South Laguna. More...

Zinc Cafe & Market Café
Quick Bite
350 Ocean Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Menu
Local Laguna hangout with a dog-friendly patio for healthful breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. More...


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