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OC Breakfast Suggestions

vonger44 Apr 11, 2007 05:53 PM

Looking to try some new breakfast places after our weekend rides...
earlier the hours the better, Irvine and neighboring areas preferred.
Thanks !

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    OCBites RE: vonger44 Apr 11, 2007 06:31 PM

    Try Lucca Cafe (Quail Hills Ctr) in Irvine off Sand Canyon.

    Brittas Cafe in the Town Center near UCI

    Zov's Bistro & Bakery Cafe is opening in east Irvine, don't know if it's open yet.

    Corner Bakery (if all else fails) in the Tustin/Irvine Marketplace (Jamboree @ El Camino)

    Citrus City Cafe (Edinger @ Red Hill)

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      brekkie_fan RE: OCBites Apr 11, 2007 10:46 PM

      not even close....but the Tustin one is definitely open

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      patz RE: vonger44 Apr 11, 2007 08:25 PM

      When I lived in the OC I would end my bike rides either with the acai bowl at Kean coffee or with brunch at Haute cakes (both in Costa Mesa on 17th) -- they both allow for a final ride around the back bay

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        cdmedici RE: vonger44 Apr 11, 2007 08:49 PM

        Plum's on 17th St in Costa Mesa. Pacific Northwest style. Very good.

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          brekkie_fan RE: cdmedici Apr 11, 2007 10:46 PM

          second, third, and forth Plum's!

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            Wonginator RE: cdmedici Apr 12, 2007 09:52 AM

            A vote for Plum's and their fabulous Dutch Baby dish. :-)

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              gsdaniels RE: cdmedici Apr 12, 2007 10:43 AM

              Wasn't thoroughly impressed with Plum's. I had friends telling me about it for months, and finally was up and in that area last weekend. Not that great, especially for the price. Service was poor also.
              Granted, much better breakfast than most anywhere else, but I would hesitate before going again.
              Saturday Morning: Grab a latté at Coffee Bean (or your favorite), and head to the Irvine Farmer's Market (on Campus and Bridge) - try a pastry from the Black Market Bakery, have some fruit, and feel more connected to the world.
              Sorry Plum's.

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              monkfanatic RE: vonger44 Apr 11, 2007 08:54 PM

              JJ bakery on culver by 99 ranch market has a cafe serve pretty good breasfast, nothing fancy, price is reasonable

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                irishkevbo RE: vonger44 Apr 12, 2007 10:41 AM

                I like Harbor House in Sunset Beach or Dana Point and I hear alot about Ramos House which was voted best food in OC by Zagat last year.

                1. OCAnn RE: vonger44 Apr 12, 2007 10:57 AM

                  Quite a bit north of Irvine--my favourite b'fast place is KIMMIE'S COFFEE CUP (kimmiescoffeecup.com/index.html ).

                  I never used to be a b'fast person until I met my husband (who prefers greasy spoons). To accomodate me, we started searching for GOOD greasy (and not so greasy) spoons and Kimmie's (the Brea location) is where we ended up. They serve up hash browns just the way I like 'em: crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.

                  1. kingkong5 RE: vonger44 Apr 12, 2007 11:05 AM

                    I don't know if you ride bicycles or motorcycles, but when I rode motorcycles we would frequent some great local hangouts like Cook's Corner on Santiago Canyon, and The Lookout off Ortega Highway.

                    If we were down on the coast, the Sugar Shack on Main St. was a great place to have breakfast on the sidewalk and watch all the people go by.

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                      vonger44 RE: vonger44 Apr 12, 2007 06:23 PM

                      Thanks for all the great recs chowhounds !
                      I knew I could count on you. Can't wait to try them all......
                      makes those early morning rides a little bit more enjoyable knowing
                      what I might be eating =)

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                        cdmedici RE: vonger44 Apr 13, 2007 06:35 AM

                        If you are up to riding your bike up Newport Coast Dr., Zovs Bistro just opened and they serve breakfast.

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