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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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  • 30
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast &brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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North Shore, Oahu
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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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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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There were 7 of us for brunch on Saturday. First, it was a pleasure to be able to make reservations and have the table ready at 10am for us!!! There were a few that shared a meal because they large portions. My daughter and I shared the special which was Blueberry Bread Pudding French Toast. Oh my oh my, words... More 

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Irvine, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife had the spinach omelette and I went all the way with the crab omelette. The omelettes were outstanding the price was right up there. All the renaming items were good, like toast etc. The latte was warm but tasted good. I like it hot and do not like it when the milk cools the coffee. All in all... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Too bad that we didn't get to sit outside, but it looked like rain and was pouring when we left. The restaurant has hard surface floors and windows, so it was a little noisy inside, but just shows it was popular. The apple and maple sausage was a good pick, and the pancakes were delicious. As others have said it's... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

plums is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch places. they have some amazing dishes (the german pancake is the BOMB) and a nice atmosphere. a bit pricey for breakfast though. haven't been for dinner.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

wow now this is the place to go for breakfast or brunch, long wait but again there is probably a reason for that. The food was amazing and the service impecable, the owner came out to see how we like everything and I have to say I was pretty impressed with this place. Will definitely go back to this place.

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Additional Information about Plums Cafe

Address: 369 E 17th St Ste 8, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
Phone Number: +1 949-722-7586
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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