An American favorite breakfast and brunch dish, eggs Benedict is traditionally made of an English muffin, which is toasted and split. Each muffin half receives Canadian bacon, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce, the essential ingredient to eggs Benedict. Hollandaise is buttery and creamy and often an acquired taste. If you have eggs Benedict on the mind, there are plenty of restaurants that offer the classic breakfast. But these five OC restaurants make the classic dish that much more special through the best ingredients possible and often creative license.
SeaLegs Wine Bar
21022 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
SeaLegs Wine Bar happens to have some of the most delicious eggs Benedict in Orange County. In fact, SeaLegs Wine Bar offers a prosciutto wrapped asparagus eggs Benedict dish with roasted tomatoes, poached eggs, cornmeal muffin and homestyle potatoes. The kitchen poaches the eggs to perfection and serves it with a housemade Hollandaise sauce. Homestyle potatoes come with the dish. SeaLegs Wine Bar is a casual, family-style restaurant that inspires a coastal atmosphere, with a little bit of the Hamptons, a touch of New England and a whole lot of Huntington Beach. SeaLegs offers an extensive brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.
EATS Kitchen & Bar
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614
EATS Kitchen & Bar offers two unique and scrumptious takes on eggs Benedict dishes. Saturday breakfast at EATS gives patrons the opportunity to order southwestern eggs Benedict, which starts with the English muffin base topped with chorizo, poached egg, avocado and a smoky chipotle Hollandaise sauce. On Sunday, guests can enjoy a portobello Benedict for brunch. This version is created with a portobello mushroom, poached egg, prosciutto, roasted tomatoes, mizuna (Japanese mustard leaf) and the showstopper of the entrée, a silky Bearnaise sauce, which tops this creation.
Colleary’s Bistro & Bakery
2143 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92865
Colleary’s Bistro & Bakery is a quaint neighborhood café situated in the city of Orange in the Target Center. Known for its Italian homestyle cuisine, Colleary’s offers several eggs Benedict on its breakfast menu. Italian-inspired in every sense, guests have the choice of their eggs Benedict created with a grilled zucchini pancake or an English muffin. Mario’s is made with eggplant and roasted red peppers, while Tony’s is created with Italian sausage and roasted peppers. Each is prepared with a bistro Hollandaise.
On the sand at the Huntington Beach Pier
315 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located at the Huntington Beach Pier, Sandy’s is the ideal spot for breakfast and brunch. You can’t beat the beachy scene no matter what time of the year it is. Breakfast is served on weekend days only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where you will find lots of great food options. Eggs Benedict at Sandy’s starts with a buttermilk biscuit. From there, this traditional egg entrée is created with shaved Black Forest ham, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce. Other favorite breakfast dishes at Sandy’s include the breakfast burger and the sweet potato chorizo hash.
440 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Pandor Bakery, located at the Anaheim Packing District, is the café’s third location. Owned by self-described foodies Tiffany and Raffi Sepetjian, Pandor Bakery is one of the best boulangeries in town. The menu goes beyond delicious French-inspired baked goods and offers savory breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Sit down for breakfast at Pandor to experience three different takes on eggs Benedict, all served on homemade ciabatta bread: traditional eggs Benedict topped with Black Forest ham, Florentine Benedict with sautéed spinach and grilled onions or Pacific eggs Benedict created with smoked salmon and asparagus tips. The Pandor Bakery chefs have been curated by the owners while on various trips to France and brought to Orange County.
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