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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: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    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
amazing breakfast, but slightly pricey

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
whitney c
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Costa Mesa, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Costa Mesa, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 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
122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
440 reviews 440 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Why has it taken me so long to make it to Plum's?!?! I kept hearing amazing things about this place and my friend took me for my birthday for breakfast. I'm hooked. We got here around 9:30 which was perfect timing as there was no wait. When we left one hour later, the wait was long and the restaurant inside... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went here for breakfast while staying at a beach house in Newport. We all loved the breakfast and the service was good overall. I had the Campfire Trout breakfast (perfectly prepared panfried cormeal trout, eggs, amazing bacon, potatoes, and delicious 9 grain toast). My two younger kids had the Dutch Baby pancake (well worth the wait) and my oldest had... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On my way home from visiting in Newport Beach, we wanted a yummy Sunday brunch. Two dogs on a warm day limited our choices. Conveniently, Plums is tucked away in a shopping area close to the 405. We had to wait a bit - but always fun to watch the Orange County crowd :) Seated on the patio, the dogs... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?