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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 best breakfast restaurants in Orange County, California.

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...

Break of Dawn California
13/20
Dining Room at Break of Dawn, Laguna Hills, CA Laguna Hills Mall
24291 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste. P4
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Menu
Break of Dawn defies all OC conventions, bringing some welcome Asian fusion brunch fare to South Orange County. 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
Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

This golf club restaurant with spectacular ocean views serves up classic 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...

Grits Fullerton Southern
No Rating
133 W. Chapman Ave., Ste. 102
Fullerton, CA 92832

Charming downtown Fullerton spot featuring innovative breakfast, brunch and dinner items with a distinctive Southern influence. 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
Dining Room at Las Brisas, Laguna Beach, CA 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...

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
Dining Room at Ramos House Cafe, San Juan Capistrano, CA 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...

Saint Marc American
13/20
21058 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Modern American cuisine gets a unique technological twist at this Huntington Beach restaurant, bakery and specialty foods shop. More...

Salt & Ash Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Salt & Ash, Placentia, CA 1390 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870

Well-traveled Orange County chef settles in comfortably in a casual neighborhood Placentia joint. More...

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