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Old Vine Cafe

2937 Bristol St. (Baker St.) Send to Phone
Surprisingly good Cal-Euro breakfast, lunch and dinner bistro at The Camp, along with a well-stocked and affordable wine shop.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Old Vine Cafe Restaurant Review

: Old Vine Café is a tiny indoor-outdoor bistro located at the environmentally friendly The Camp shopping center in Costa Mesa's SoBeCa district. Chef Mark McDonald, along with his front-of-house brother, Brandon, serves up innovative and seasonally global dishes, focusing on the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy. Breakfast is especially popular in this small space, where hipsters drink strong organic coffee and chow down on dishes like caramel apple french toast and Italian sausage with homemade biscuits smothered in pancetta gravy, as well as omelets ranging from smoked salmon and dill Havarti cheese to more exotic variations featuring tongue or slow-roasted goat shoulder. Lunch features a three-course prix-fixe menu in addition to items like porcini mushroom mac ‘n’ cheese. Along with standalone dishes, there are seven separate four-course tasting menus offered at dinner, which range from a chef's seasonal creation and vegetarian version to an "epicurean" meal for more adventurous eaters. From the original menu, we enjoy the starter of scallop in a creamy tarragon Chardonnay sauce, the homemade tagliatelle pomodoro, and grandma’s tangy and sweet cheesecake. Another reason to visit Old Vine Café is the affordable selection of cheese and wine.


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