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Break of Dawn

24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
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Ranked #5 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
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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339 reviews 339 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
475 helpful votes 475 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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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food at this place is amazing. Former Sous Chef from Ritz Carlton makes this place an extradinary find!

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Huntington Beach, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Sometimes it gets crowded in this little space but it's worth the effort to get a table. I hadn't been back for some time but last weekend convinced my companion to go someplace other than her "usual." We both had the smoked salmon on oatmeal pancake with poached eggs. It was wonderful. Now I want to go back for some... More

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Orange County, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here by friends who have been eating here for several years. A nondescript setting was gave us little warning as to the amazing breakfast we were about to have. The owner/chef, Dee Nguyen, has recreated a fusion breakfast menu that combines, American, Asian, and Mexican cuisines. We each ordered something different and I will now be in... More

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Laguna Woods
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We discovered this little gem 3 years ago by mistake and once discovered have come back often even bringing friends from out of town, Chef Nguyen has designed a menu to make you want to try everything they serve. My favorite. is the corned beef but the tongue & tail are not to be missed.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This casual restaurant is tucked into the area next to the Laguna Hills mall. The menu is quite unusual. You won't find canned corned beef hash. Wonderful and exotic delights. The presentations are photo worthy. I had tempura eggs on a bed of shredded pork. My husband and duck and an omelette with a butternut squash corn delight. The portions... More

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17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I wanted a special brunch and so Break of Dawn answered the call based upon good recommendations. Tucked in a quiet strip mall, the restaurant had a very casual, family friendly atmosphere but servers could be more welcoming. There was no waiting and we were seated quickly. The menu looked very interesting, just what I was looking for, something different... More

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