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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, Outdoor Seating

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  • 10
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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
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 9 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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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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18 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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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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51 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?