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Madison Square

320 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-0137
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Ranked #52 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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85% Recommend
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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Firstly one should write a review after a cooling period to be accurate and without emotion. 4 days after having a breakfast on a Sunday with the wife on a date, I expected a great meal. I am still incredulous how an operation can be so lax. Firstly a $35 breakfast for two is high (they charged me for toast... More

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Irvine, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have a monthly breakfast at Madison with a dear friend. We select this restaurant because of the setting which is all outside seating and the delicious food. The restaurant is an old 'Laguna Charmer' house that has been turned into a shop and restaurant. So many of the restaurants in Laguna Beach neglect to keep the old work charm... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

discover this place from rooftop conversation, the day before and we were surprise that we enjoyed the food - order the vegetable omelet , packed FULL OF VEGGIE and delicious, ricotta pancakes plenty and ok [ could use more lemon zest ], not as good as hotel front desk rave, yet tasty - self-serve coffee cart.. but it's the setting... More

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Encinitas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came to this restaurant for breakfast since it had such a great atmosphere. It has whimsical garden art for sale which was fun to look at while waiting for our food. You order in advance and then the food is delivered. I had the eggs benedict which was good, but the fries with it were not that great. Not... More

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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Madison Square and Garden Cafe is just a short walk from The Tides Inn where we were staying. It is a cafe set in gardens around a converted house. The gardens and house are full of yard art and the surrounding gardens with trees. orders are placed at the counter, they give you a number and you find a table.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This place has great food but you have to wait up to an hour to ger your food. They give you your beverage before they deliver your food and due to the endless waiting time you cannot enjoy your deink with your food.

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Laguna Beach CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great breakfast and lunch foods(sort of a limited menu, but all tasty) and I wish they could be open for dinner. Order at the founder, get a number and they will find you! Fido and friends are VERY welcome and the owner John is a great guy!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is fun to shop in. Tons of interesting items spread all around the property. Would go back to shop. The food was disappointing. First off, it's not full service, so you order, pay, then seat yourself. I had the veggie frittata. It was tasty, but it was $13.00 and didn't come with anything. No fruit, no potatoes, no... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Eclectic garden/antiques store with fantastic food. We had breakfast and then went back for a to-go lunch to take to the beach. Lots of cool yard art that we'd have purchased if we lived in SoCal.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

While the food pretty good albeit a tad lukewarm, we found the attitude towards customers really below standard; just short of being rude and I'm not talking about the nice guys who were cooking the food, this was from the owner/manager. We weren't regulars but that shouldn't matter, every customer should be treated with the same respect. Wouldn't bother going... More

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