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Paul's Coffee Shop

16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
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Ranked #22 of 159 restaurants in Fountain Valley
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66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Fountain Valley, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food here is excellent, the staff is warm and friendly, lot's of local regulars, packed on weekends. Worth the wait. Mother's day and such holidays you have to go early.

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Newport Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We crave breakfast here! I love that they serve island-style meals like the loco moco or Portuguese sausage with rice and eggs because those aren't easy to find! I recently started eating pancakes here which are probably the best I've ever had. Very fluffy! The portions are a generous size but be warned... this is not fine dining spot and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Being on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives doesn't always make a place special. In this case, Paul's is really nothing more than just a solid diner. Situated in a strip mall, Paul's was very busy, so people must like it, and the food was solid. Diner furniture, diner menus and diner food - Not to say that is a bad... More

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Yes it's military themed and there are regulars; they are all very nice when you talk to them. I got the pancakes and they were delicious. My girlfriend ordered the chicken fried steak, which covered the whole plate. I took a picture and it was two-and-a-half iPhones long and two iPhones wide (I had no other means of measuring). Despite... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited Paul's on a Sunday morning. It was very busy, but the wait wasn't too bad! It was worth it! Great food, service, and quick turnaround! Definitely going back!! Loved the choice of hash browns or potatoes, huge biscuits, crispy bacon, and perfect scrambled eggs! We had French toast, pancakes, and an omelette also at our table, ALL were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Have been to Paul's three times and never been disappointed with the breakfast, very tasty pancakes. Atmosphere a bit small, military themed.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I am an avid fan of Harry's Cafe at Bolsa and Springdale. Satisfies my basic requirements: good food, good service, big portions and reasonable prices. Saw some reviews for Paul's and went looking for their menu. I found the menu....but no prices! This always makes me highly suspicious of a restaurant. Why try to hide the prices from a prospective... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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215 reviews 215 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

It's a breakfast lunch sort of military coffee shop cafe. Lots of regulars in this military marine themed cafe. Pretty sure the owner was having lunch at a nearby table himself. Am sure being on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hasn't hurt business, it's why i found myself there on this particular Monday in early December. Service was friendly,... More

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San Pedro, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've been here once before. The food was average and certainly nothing to write home about. But I was in the area on Friday, so decided to give it another try. I never made it past the front door. There was a line. Nobody taking names. Nobody directing prospective diners. Just one big "Cluster-Mess" at the front door. By the... More

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San Clemente
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I went to Paul's for the first time after seeing it featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The owner, Phil Martinez was just bringing the day's restock from Smart & Final. He was friendly and personable, greeting everyone he met, even hugging a couple of the regulars. Lots of military (mostly Marine) garb adorning the walls. It looked... More

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