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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Blueberry Bread-pudding French Toast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
cbm91910
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Chula Vista, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chula Vista, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Newport Beach, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Terrific food. Big portions. Good coffee. Some of the best dishes include the giant apple pancake (big enough for two), the cornmeal crusted trout with eggs and potatoes, the berry pancakes and the Santa Fe eggs benedict. YUM. But this is a VERY busy place on the weekend. Do come prepared to stand in line.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

what a wonderful place for a Saturday brunch with family. casual, and with such a wonderful menu - you have to try the Dutch Baby - I was enchanted with it and also enjoyed my Santa Fe eggs - it was very good and coming from New Mexico, I feel like I can make that judgment! Although busy, they allowed... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

9.50 for 2 eggs...OMG...the place is small, very crowded. There was a long line from 8am til 11am...The food is wonderful but for the price, I will not go back for a while. we spent 51.00(2 people) for a simple breakfast. the location of this place is not even fancy, why they made it so expensive. good food tasted bad... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with two friends for breakfast after a workout session. We only had to wait about 15 minutes and got a seat outside. It was a beautiful day and seating was covered so not directly in the sun - perfect. Great selection to choose from. I went with the with the wrap and it was delicious. Service was prompt... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
466 reviews 466 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I’ve lived most of my life in the South Bay, and had never heard of Plums Café until my girlfriend took me there for brunch. The restaurant is located in the corner of a strip mall, which was pretty busy and had little free parking when we were there. My girlfriend parked clear across the other side of the property... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?