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Plums Cafe

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369 E 17th St Ste 8, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
+1 949-722-7586
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious brunch, many unusual options

We met up with an old friend who suggested Plums. The menu is very interesting and offers many options. My 9 year old, who eats like a bird, actually ate his 3 mini pancakes dusted in confectionary sugar, all the scrambled eggs, his smoked bacon, his fathers smoked bacon and half my toast (some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Kim S
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to Plums many times and every time it has been delicious. It is a cute and quaint place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped in here on our last day in California. Don't be scared to eat at shopping center based restaurants here! They are amazing. We had the eggs Benedict and Trailblazer Wrap which was STUFFED with Charizo, black beans, rice, avocado and a plethora of seasonings. The juice was fresh squeezed and the coffee cup never got low. We loved... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I heard great reviews from a fellow foodie on this place. It was good, but not amazing for the price. There were two of us for breakfast and we paid $50, which included two entrees only including tip. The best item was the coconut french toast. It was definitely good but not something that I thought was amazing and I... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We met up with an old friend who suggested Plums. The menu is very interesting and offers many options. My 9 year old, who eats like a bird, actually ate his 3 mini pancakes dusted in confectionary sugar, all the scrambled eggs, his smoked bacon, his fathers smoked bacon and half my toast (some unusual whole grain but tasty bread).... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I went for brunch on a Saturday recently around 10:30 am. The place was packed but we only had to wait 10/15 minutes to be seated. Once seated we had excellent service. I ordered a raspberry mojito but I think it could have used a little simple syrup. However, the food was amazing. My friends each had omelets but I... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've eaten at Plums on three occasions, all at the behest of girlfriends who had eaten there before and loved it. The first time I sent my undercooked omelet back as it was hard on the outside and runny on the inside. The second time I found steel wool shards in my food. The third time I sent the soup... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

WOW - we were both blown away! For Mothers Day there was a fixed menu with lots of options for any appetite. The fixed menu included a cocktail, beverage, meal and a cupcake. My husband had the smoked salmon hash it sounds crazy but it was so good and fresh. I selected the Biscuits and gravy - which was served... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Plums has always been good and seems to be getting even better. We were here for Mothers' Day this weekend. The food was superior, the service was friendly and superior. The meal was great. Mothers' Day was a very good brunch menu, which consisted of all their regular items, served that day, with coffee, cocktail/juice, and a dessert cupcake. Our... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was my first visit to Plums Cafe and it was recommended to me by my sister who lives in the area, and for a gourmet breakfast during a visit with an old family friend. We went mid morning on a weekday, and were able to enjoy a nice spot on the covered patio for our meal. Everything about this... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Best breakfast I had in Costa mesta and Newport ,Ca ....totally recommend the spinach omelette and egg Benedict...and if your an oat meal lover ..they have the banana creme oatmeal which is so delicious..and a lot other good choice to go there if you are around this area ..but u will have to wait and Que for around 15min...enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 369 E 17th St Ste 8, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-722-7586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?