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Old Vine Cafe

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$$$
European, Eclectic, Californian, Café
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2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-545-1411
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and...
Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bring your Big Pants

You may have to wait a while for a table but it well worth the wait! The food is delicious, something your grandma would bake and the portions, too! Try their vegetarian omelet and upgrade for $2 and get either the biscuit with apple butter or the Cinnamon roll. This meal also comes with red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Holly K
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West Hollywood, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Hollywood, California
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You may have to wait a while for a table but it well worth the wait! The food is delicious, something your grandma would bake and the portions, too! Try their vegetarian omelet and upgrade for $2 and get either the biscuit with apple butter or the Cinnamon roll. This meal also comes with red potatoes - carbs, carbs, carbs!... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were visiting OC recently and wanted a local place to have breakfast and based on the high Tripadvisor ranking we assumed this would be a good place. Firstly, no one to meet us upon arrival, we just ended up seating ourselves. Then we had to ask for some water ( not the start we were hoping for ). Anyhow,... More 

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Irvine, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the best breakfast in Orange County! And, breakfast is served until 3.00 p.m. Delight in a salmon omelette, seasonal French toast (fall is pumpkin pecan), or rabbit Mole. Whether traditional or exotic food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Cef and owner Mark McDonald knows good food. Not easy to find if just driving by. Located at The Camp... More 

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Irvine, CA
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've reviewed Old Vine before, but it's continuing excellence merits another review. They do what they do very well. They season menu is usually a good place to start. It is always well designed and the wine pairings are excellent. Old Vine has a new Executive Chef, so things may be changing slightly, but I'm confident that change will only... More 

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Orange County, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have had the pleasure to dine at Old Vine for Breakfast many times and have always had a perfect meal. Their clever distinction between sweet and savory on the menu directs me to what suits my mood. I love the Vegetarian, Smoked Salmon, and Gourmet Sausage & Eggs. The Pistachio Nut Butter goes well with Whole Wheat Toast, a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love breakfast, I am used to southern Breakfast smothered in gravy... This was a refreshing version, that has even more flavors of the south. Every ingredient is so tasty and fresh... everything was fresh and tasty The Fried green tomatoe was perfectly crisp and hot, and the apple butter YUM The sandwiches for lunch are awesome and different Southern... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Old Vine is a great food and wine spot. I've eaten here many times. They offer ideas for wine pairing on the dinner menu. Breakfast and lunch items are very creative. There is something for everyone's taste. I really like the Rueben sandwich. They feature a variety six-pack of wine for $60 with a selection of international wines that... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this place. I had the pleasure of dining here for dinner with a family friend who adores this place. We ordered from the prix fixe menu. My friend and I had the "Original Tasting" and her husband had the "Chef's Menu." I loved the wine pairing with each course. It eliminated the task... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loving this place a lot. Though it was small but it was able to accommodate my family. We arrived just before the lunch crowd. The food was good for the price we paid. However, my wife ordered an English muffin and it didn't look or taste like English muffin. For my dish, it had too much biscuit in between. My... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite and was surprised such great food at great prices will be coming here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-545-1411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
  • Cuisine: European, Eclectic, Californian, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?