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24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
949-587-9418
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8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gourmet Dining Without The Gourmet Price

Dee Nguyen, who at one time was Executive Sous Chef at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, started his own restaurant featuring breakfast and lunch dishes straight out of Master Chef or any of the other TV cooking competitions. You can get something called Bacon and Eggs, but it is guaranteed not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Dee Nguyen, who at one time was Executive Sous Chef at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, started his own restaurant featuring breakfast and lunch dishes straight out of Master Chef or any of the other TV cooking competitions. You can get something called Bacon and Eggs, but it is guaranteed not to be anything close to what you would get... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If your looking for an interesting breakfast, this is your place. A very unique Asian infused breakfast. Get here early, as there's always a crowd!

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Lake Forest, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Many different friends had told me about this place… We call it a "Vietnamese" restaurant… But it is far, far from that! It is an absolutely creative experience. We're just the preparation of "bacon and eggs" is the most exotic treat you can imagine… each plating is a work of art and that artistic endeavor is only rivaled by the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always an amazing meal - whether it is Green Eggs & Ham, the prawn curry or the lamb - what you wont have is a NORMAL breakfast - what you will have is the MOST AMAZING AND MEMORABLE FOOD ever. period.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

love the French toast creme brulee !! ,had the salmon dish too ,it was super ,inventive menu and excellent coffee , a little expensive though !

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Mission Viejo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to this restaurant after reading about it in Orange Coast Magazine. The menu is very eclectic and breakfast items are out of the box for sure. (Mac & Cheese with some egg and other ingredients anyone?) The décor of the restaurant is simple, the presentation of the food quite nice, service was attentive, but overall, I would not go... More 

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Buena Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: 949-587-9418

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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

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