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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
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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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Orange County, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 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 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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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?