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Business Breakfast in South OC to Santa Ana

I have a customer that works off of Main St. in Santa Ana but lives in Laguna Niguel. We are trying to arrange a breakfast meeting and I'm hoping you can help me.

The last time we met we had a great breakfast at the Ramos House Cafe. The time before that at Las Brisas in LB.

I'd like to try something new this time. I thought about Club 19 at the St. Regis in Laguna Niguel or The Loft at the Montage in Laguna Beach. I'm assuming they're both nice. I'm also thinking about the new Ruby's restaurant, Beachcomber Cafe, at Crystal Cove if there is indoor seating because the weather has been kind of spotty lately.

Any thoughts on these? My customer is pretty easy going but does enjoy the finer things in life and I'd like to pick something special.

It doesn't have to be in South OC either. He probably takes the tollroad to work and then merges onto the 55N and gets off on MacArthur. So anything along that route works well too.

Thank you!

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  1. Cafe Adobe has an excellent breakfast.Nice place. It's in Santa Ana on Main St.Their Chorizo Fundido is excellent. So are their Chilequiles.

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    1. re: robgue

      I did a google search and didn't find anything about this restaurant. Do you have an address? Web address?

      1. re: Pate

        I'm sorry. I meant Taco Adobe.
        1319 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 543-2411

    2. I would skip beachcomber unless you are very comfortable with the client and dont mind waiting for up to an hour with him for pretty mediocre food.

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      1. re: MEalcentric

        Do you think there would be an hour wait even on a weekday? That negates that right there. I am really comfortable with my customer but we're both pretty busy.

        1. re: Pate

          Probably not, but still not worth going. Also, keep in mind you either have to make a 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the restaurant or take the shuttle, which adds to the lag time. I was very disapointed in the experience and wont be going back.

          Up the street in the Crystal Cover shopping center is Pacific Whey. Not super fancy but great breaskfast foods.

          1. re: MEalcentric

            Thanks for your help. I guess for this purpose at least, I'll cross it off my list.

            I'm still curious though as I like Ruby's hamburgers a lot and wouldn't mind eating one with that view. It would be about the same as going to Ruby's at the end of the pier in Huntington Beach. Watched a pod of dolphins frolick while I had lunch there years back. They could have served me cardboard and I would have been happy.

            I did just look at the lunch menu and it looks like they tried to fancy-up the burger. Bummer.

            1. re: Pate

              The better the view, the worse the food (generally)

        1. re: 212

          I may be mistaken, but I thought only the Cafe did breakfast. I think the Bistro does Sunday brunch. In either event, a GREAT suggestion

        2. you may want to check out Haute Cakes in Newport Beach or Caffe Panini in CDM.

          1. There is always Splashes at the Surf & Sand or the Beach House in Laguna... I'd probably lean more towards Beach House. Plum's Cafe in Newport also serves a good breakfast, but the scenery at the previous two is beautiful on the water.

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            1. re: wenster

              I forgot about those. Good recs.