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Old Vine Cafe

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American, Cafe, International, European
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2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
+1 714-545-1411
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Unique Utopia at the CAMP

Trendy and cool space, menu, Super Service, This spot served us a delicious breakfast. Our female server was friendly and professional but the name "Mark" was on the bill so i cant give her credit, she even said, dont rush, which was appreciated as the place was filling up. I was here a decade ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
belleplenty
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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73 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trendy and cool space, menu, Super Service, This spot served us a delicious breakfast. Our female server was friendly and professional but the name "Mark" was on the bill so i cant give her credit, she even said, dont rush, which was appreciated as the place was filling up. I was here a decade ago for a prix fixe wine... More 

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Thank belleplenty
Orange County, CA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Vine Café is tucked into a corner of The Camp, Costa Mesa's hipster mall that is a good place to take millennials who would otherwise disparage Orange County as dull. That alone gives me an extra reason to go there. The menu is varied but complementary. I would have never expected to see both lemon-grass curries and and burrata... More 

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Thank Parks_and_plays
Avon, Ohio
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business holiday lunch and I called the week before but they didn't take reservations but they said we probably wouldn't have to wait (party of 7). Two of us arrived ahead of time to get the table but they wouldn't seat us. Even after my party had called to let me know they had parked and were... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2CKGkids
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is simply our policy to only seat complete parties as we are a small restaurant, that frequently runs wait times. As for the noise, we have professional sound absorption panels covering the ceiling and unfortunately, we can not control the volume of our guests. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your Reuben,... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Great location, surrounded by pine trees. We were warned of a possible lengthy wait, wasn't so, we were quickly seated outside. Earlier (9 am) for brunch rather than later is a good plan. Portions are large, ingredients are fresh and organic. Delicious home made English muffins (had to get some of those to go), along with home made jams. A... More 

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Thank Lori O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant in The Camp--a really funky, fun shopping center in Costa Mesa, CA. The wine list is special with a tasting menu that is outstanding. The food is great. A fun experience whenever we go there--enjoy!

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Thank Debbie R
Stockton, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We looked forward to time with friends and were greatly anticipating our evening at Old Vine. From the beginning the waiter Ceazar had an attitude. Mind you, we were four well dressed, very polite individuals. We chose to order ala carte and each picked a salad and an entree. The food was very good but it was impossible to get... More 

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Thank Carol H
california
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I have to say now that I've traveled to Italy I can go on record and say that the pasta here is truly authentic and rivals that of the dishes in Italy. Keep doing what you're doing as it's working! I am a bit of a food snob and love the food here. Each dish we've had I've loved, especially... More 

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Thank luxtravel1173
Phoenix, Arizona
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199 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

After reading all the rave reviews, I think my expectations were very high. The restaurant itself is rather small with outdoor seating(too cold to use) and is located in the Camp, a trendy shopping area with scarce parking. We were fortunate to have a hotel shuttle drop us off. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. The homemade pasta was... More 

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Thank wanderer31310
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The first time that your lamb was served it was on the rare side, and that was our mistake. The second time that you received a new order of lamb, it was medium rare as you requested. At that time you then requested it to be medium, and we accommodated your request. I certainly apologize... More 

Carlsbad, California, United States
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Old Vine Cafe was all Elena and Yelp and a great choice...my pizza omelet was a wisely chosen late night out follow up, Elena's omelette was drizzled with real Pesto and the Cinnamon roll felt homemade (the cinnamon to ooey-gooey goodness ratio was out of site...) Great Morning Grinds... Halloween 2015

Helpful?
Thank Avi G
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed your brunch experience, and I hope that you join us again soon! I do want to clarify that we open for brunch at 9:00am every day of the week. Thank you in advance for adjusting your review accordingly. Kind regards, Chef Mark McDonald More 

So Cal
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wanted a different experience for a Sunday brunch and they delivered. While it can be filled with the buzz of activity the food and service is worth the trip.

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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: +1 714-545-1411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?