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Feb 15, 2008 12:29 PM

Breakfast in Orange, CA

Hi Hounds:

I'm going to Orange, CA on Saturday morning and was curious to know of some no miss breakfast and lunch places...

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    1. re: torta basilica

      You've piqued my interest, torta -- it looks so stuck-up and unnecessary to me. What's best there?

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        It didn't feel stuck-up at all. Of course, I stopped by for lunch on a Tuesday and there were exactly 5 tables filled, including mine. They were VERY happy to see me :)

        I had the ahi salad that was very good, except for the guac filled eggrolls. They weren't bad - just strange. The bread was excellent. Wine list - esp. wines by the glass good. I've eaten there once before ages ago & just remember being pleasantly surprised by the food - and most everything on the menu looked good to me. My only complaint is that you can only get a full bowl of soup - I wanted a cup before my salad & that was not possible. Very good & friendly service for obvious reasons.

    2. Arthur's Restaurant. Had some sort of breakfast combo platter before an Angels game that had lots of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes, and 2 or 3 types of sausages. I was so stuffed that I didn't eat anything at the game, and had a light dinner that evening.

      The Original Pancake House in Anaheim is nearby, but I've yet to eat there because everytime I've tried to visit, the wait was at least 20 minutes.

      Original Pancake House
      1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

      Arthurs Family Resturant
      240 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

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      1. re: Wonginator

        The Pancake House is worth the wait (so many different kinds of pancakes to choose from), but parking can be a bear in the back lot. We park out front.

      2. Does Felix's in the Orange Circle do a breakfast? I seem to remember Cuban-style egg dishes there for breakfast/brunch, but maybe I'm crazy.

        Felix Continental Cafe
        36 Plaza Sq, Orange, CA 92866

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        1. re: Jason_Coulston

          Haven't been for breakfast in years b/c it is out of my way, but I do remember enjoying such a thing back then. Love the plantains.

        2. The Filling Station! Corner of Chapman and Maple just north of the circle - expect a bit of a wait on the sidewalk but enjoy!

          1. Too late now, but for next time...

            Burger Boy on State College Blvd / Howell Ave in Anaheim for great chicken-fried steak (but get the sauce on the side).
            Jagerhaus on Ball Rd / 57 Fwy in Anaheim for fantastic fruit pancakes.
            Pepito's on Memory Ln/Garden Grove Blvd and The City Dr S has tasty Mexican breakfast during the week.
            Taco Mesa on Chapman and Prospect has really tasty Mexican breakfast at the weekend.
            Johnny Reb's on Chapman east of the 55 has quite good Southern breakfast and is the only place I know of to get grits in Orange County.