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Break of Dawn

24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
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Ranked #4 of 80 restaurants in Laguna Hills
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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30 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Corona del Mar, CA
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344 reviews 344 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Some customers at another restaurant suggested this place for breakfast so we went Holy smokes!!! What a place!! Not you're usual pancake and egg place but yet all those ingredients are In your food choices but not in the usual way Ex I had Mac and cheese with short rib and 2 fried eggs with tomato Parmesan cheese sauce Yes........ More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My hubby, 11-year-old son and I went this morning - mistake! We won't be back. Their service and food come nowhere near to justifying what they charge for the "experience." The waiter never smiled, he seemed indifferent to our presence. Like if we came to the restaurant he wouldn't mind, but if we didn't come in again, that would be... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The "Break of Dawn" name is accurate if you are still on Hawaiian time since the restaurant opens at 8:00 Pacific time. Be that as it may, there were some hits and misses in my opinion. Anyone who has spent some time on the islands outside of all inclusive hotels knows the unique breadfast dishes influecnced by Asian, European and... More

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