Tired of having the same old slice of toast in the morning? Orange County is known for some of the best local neighborhood breakfast hot spots. Venture out on a weekend morning and enjoy breakfast at one of these exclusive breakfast locations.
Bonjour Cafe and Bistro
This local favorite is a real Parisian casual bistro located in Dana Point. The owner grew-up right into the middle of Paris, and has brought the most delicious Parisian food to Orange County. Bonjour serves breakfast and lunch until 3pm. Starting on March 2nd, the restaurant will be offering specials in honor of their 20th Anniversary.
The Original Pancake House
1418 East Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
3322 E. Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
From giant crepes to the world’s best chocolate chip pancakes, The Original Pancake House has been a favorite to locals for many years. Long wait times are expected on weekends, but it will be worth every minute. Our favorite dish is the signature Dutch Boy, a baked air filled mouthwatering dish.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast while overlooking the beautiful Laguna Beach coastline. Las Brisas is a favorite to locals for their elaborate Sunday Brunch. It is a four-course Mexican Riviera brunch including complimentary champagne. Las Brisas also serves breakfast daily Monday through Saturday from 8am-10:30am.
The Cottage is a landmark location nestled right along PCH in Laguna Beach. What looks like a little private residence, is actually home to some of the best breakfast dishes in Orange County. The restaurant has a casual and cozy atmosphere. It has been enjoyed by locals for over 45 years! The Cottage is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Plums Cafe has been a local favorite to the residents of Costa Mesa for over twenty years. The restaurant is tucked away in a secluded location with friendly service and award-winning breakfast. Plums Cafe offers catering and event planning. Our favorite dish is the Alderwood Smoked Salmon Hash.
This family owned popular burger joint, is also home to some of the best breakfast dishes around. Owned by a darling husband and wife, the owners enjoy treating visitors like family. Diners will not walk away hungry with their large serving sizes, mouthwatering dishes and fantastic prices. The favorite for visitors to George’s is their pancakes, french toast and eggs all for only $5.99.
Paul's Coffee Shop
This little breakfast favorite was featured on the Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. They serve home-style breakfast, and they are known for their popular “SOS”. The restaurant is open from 7am to 2pm daily, and it is a popular hang-out for retired military.
16341 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Harbor House has been serving the community of Orange County breakfast for over 65 years. They provide good service, good food and a good ambiance to diners. Both restaurants bring diners back in time with movie memorabilia and antique displays. The restaurant gets packed quickly, so avoid a wait by coming early.
Cappy’s has been a landmark restaurant in Newport Beach since 1957. This family neighborhood restaurant offers nutritious meals at great prices. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, jump on a beach cruiser and ride along the nearby boardwalk.
Shelby Barone is a local freelance writer in Orange County. She is a Mom to three young children and spends her free time doing volunteer work in her community. She is passionate about health, nutrition and helping people to live with food allergies. She blogs at Glitterful Felt Stories.