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24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Laguna Hills
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Buena Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you want predictable, go to Denny's. If you want a very creative mix of fresh ingredients, expertly prepared and presented, go to Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills, CA. There were so many great dishes on the menu, we not only made our selection for this first visit, but already made our choices for the second visit! I had... More 

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Irvine, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

French Toast Creme Brulee---mexican chocolate and coconut custard, raisin and cinnamon brioche, caramel-chocolate sauce... $16...You can see this is not the usual but the unusual example of many different cultures of food fused together...and you cannot modify the ingredients per disclaimer at bottom of menu. $4 charge for split checks also. The place is packed on a Sunday morning. You... More 

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Camas, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's hard to describe this fantastically creative menu - except to say that my tastebuds are still craving my amazing breakfast. This exclusive (as in very limited hours) dining experience isn't for the meek or cheap diner. I was treated to breakfast by my foodie employer - and when I first looked at the breakfast menu, I though that I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Don't expect ordinary but do expect creative and delicious. This is the place I take my jaded LA friends who think there is no good food in the OC. they are always so surprised at how great BREAK OF DAWN IS.

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san diego
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I with some other reviewers if you want Ihop type food- this is not for you. We had delicious and yes a bit pricey breakfast. But you get what you pay for and we will return the next time we are driving through. I almost hate to tell people to go as It is small and I imagine the wait... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

The food is just amazing,they have such a mix of flavors combined in each dish that makes you fantasy with your meal before it gets to your table. The presentation is very artistic. To bad they don't open for dinner....... The service is great, fast and friendly. A pure joy to recommend this place.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Something new to try but not a place I would come back to. Came here for my sister's bday breakfast with the family and we thought we would try something new. Well I'll only review 3 dishes. I had the French toast brûlée and it was really good. It's sweet for those of you who have never had brûlée. My... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an excellent and unique dining experience. Breakfast is what they do. No lunch. No dinner, although the hours of operation extend into early afternoon. And they do a great job. They take traditional American breakfast fare and give it a tasty Vietnamese twist. It sounds strange but it isn't. Example: they serve a crispy oatmeal pancake topped with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've never had Vietnamese for breakfast, but now I'm going to have to reconsider after our visit to Break of Dawn. First off, how can you beat Vietnamese coffee for breakfast? Can't do it....so I had two! We had the French toast and the oatmeal. Now, I know this sounds like standard "American Food," but it was made with a... More 

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Corona del Mar, CA
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344 reviews 344 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Break of Dawn, one of my favorite breakfast spots in Orange County has reopened in their new location in the same little strip center as before. The new space is great and has a wonderful, large patio area. The food is the same great, creative Asian/Viet/French/Hawaiian mash up it was before. My father had the beef tongue brisket and if... More 

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Additional Information about Break of Dawn

Address: 24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
Phone Number: 949-587-9418
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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