Mustard Cafe in OC?
Anyone been? There are locations in Foothill Ranch, Newport Coast, Orange & Irvine.
One of my favorite lunch sandwich spots. It's similiar to Corner Bakery and Panera but with more gourmet ingredients and tastier. It's a tiny little shop where you order at the counter and pick up at the counter. There are about 6 small tables on the inside but has plenty of outdoor seating in the Irvine location. Get the sandwich and salad combo. It gets pretty crowded during lunch rush. They also serve breakfast, but haven't tried it.
My experiance with the one in Orange (southwest corner Glassel and Almond, just south of the circle) is that the service and attitude are great, quality good, prices about 1 dollar too high for the product....that said, since I live in the neighborhood I do stop by and pick up sandwiches to take out. Haven't been for breakfast.
It's ok. I have one down the street and about once a year I'm in the mood to go there, but usually end up remembering why I don't eat there more often. Boar's Head meats (which they use) are fairly tasteless, as is the brie on the apple/brie sandwich. Not bad if you don't have other options, though.
I've been to the one in Irvine a few times. It is pretty good... but not outstanding by any means. If you are looking for a light & simple deli sandwhich.. it does the trick.. but I wouldn't go out of my way.