Old Vine Cafe Mark McDonald

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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, Brunch & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Old Vine Cafe, Costa Mesa, CA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Old Vine Cafe Restaurant Review

: This charming indoor-outdoor bistro moved into a larger space within the environmentally friendly The Camp shopping center in Costa Mesa's SoBeCa district. What hasn't changed, however, is chef Mark McDonald's commitment to creating innovative and seasonally global dishes that draw particular inspiration from the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy. Breakfast is especially popular here, as hipsters drink strong organic coffee and chow down on dishes of baked caramel apple french toast and Italian sausage with homemade biscuits smothered in pancetta gravy, as well as omelets ranging from mozzarella and house-made meatballs to more exotic variations featuring tongue or slow-roasted goat shoulder. Lunch features hearty salads such as the Crispy Blue and the Artichoke Hearts of Palm with Asian-cured ham, or sharable delights 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 a beer pairing menu for brew aficionados. From the original menu, we enjoy the seared sea scallop with crispy fried yucca, 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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