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Family wants to meet in irvine to celebrate a child's birthday. Party of 10. Need suggestion for breakfast/brunch. Thanks

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  1. Don't know what your food preferences and budget are, but first thought is Lucca Cafe off of the 405 & Shady Canyon. Don't confuse with the similar sounding Cafe Lucca in Orange.

    1. My last reply deleted before sending, annoyingly.
      There are loads of cute places, but many are small and don't allow reservations, unfortunately.
      The Dock in Newport is fantastic, had a lovely Easter brunch there once, and they do take reservations (plus delicious food!).
      Plum's in Costa Mesa is very family friendly, has a diverse menu, and takes reservations as well.

      1. My favorite breakfast is the huevos ranchers at Jalepenos on Alton near Culver.

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        1. re: bringiton

          Javier's might be better for that.

          I've never been a fan of Jalapeno's.

          Plum's is good. Grab a few donuts from sidecar afterwards.

          1. re: kevin

            Try Jalapeno's huevos. They are sublime and far better than Javier's imho. Be sure to specify you want to eggs over easy, or like most places they will cook hard yolks to comply with food safety regulations.

        2. Drive a few…

          And then hit up …

          Break of Dawn.

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          1. re: kevin

            Break of Dawn, times one hundred.