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“Everything there is excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zinc Cafe & Market

Zinc Cafe & Market
350 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2322
949-494-6302
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Ranked #61 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Laguna Beach, California
1 review
“Everything there is excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When we first moved to Laguna in "89, my husband refused to go to Zinc because it was vegetarian. When he finally tried it a year later, he loved it and we've been devotees ever since, bringing our out of state family and friends every time they visit. The food is so good that you don't even notice whether or not it's vegetarian - from muffins to soups to sandwiches to hot dishes. Best lattes and cookies too!

Visited April 2013
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Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Food was very good. You order at the counter and carry it to your table. Place was packed for lunch. Lots of locals eating here. Really good vegetarian food selections. Dined outdoors.

Visited January 2013
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Laguna Niguel, California
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
“Local hang out for Lagunatics, like me:)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a "healthy" food stop for locals & 7 days a week you can find us here eating breakfast or catching with friends at lunch on their patio. It has a So. Cal (Please don't call us Cali) outdoor vibe, with very little seating indoors and yummy eats, although I don't recommend their egg salad sandwich that is pre-made. Instead, I would order the chili/quesadilla combo or tostada, plus a chai latte to warm you up (on a cool day) & their special sunset-in-a-glass looking juice combo, on a hot one. Or, just pick-up healthy eats on their "deli" side and take it home for something even quicker!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Real, Raw & Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Zinc was a suggestion from the mother of a girl scout selling cookies, so we took and chance and so glad we did! The homemade with natural ingredients food was nummy and so filling with the large portions. Scrambled eggs we made with leaks - one of my very favorite cooking ingredients- and was so good. Food, pastries, fruit are all top quality. The patio seating is very cozy - we got to watch 2 small dogs hang on their owner's every bite - and many people were visiting from table to table. If you want great food with no additives or extenders, this is the place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Zinc Cafe Is The Cafe in Laguna Beach, So Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Zinc is the place to go in Laguna Beach, where all the locals congregate, drinking coffee, partaking of yummy vegetarian epicurean dishes, many highly creative, and chatting incessantly over the coffee and food, while waiting to see which of their friends and neighbors arrives next. I used to have my law office directly across the street, so I was a regular there for years and still miss it. The delicious cappuccino arrives frothing in huge cups, although there is a line to place your order at the front corner of the food side of the cafe before you pick it up.
The other side of the Zinc is also a gourmet market with many freshly made and scrumptious items, including some very sinful brownies and unusual chocolate chip (and other) cookies. If you are visiting Laguna, stop in at the Zinc Cafe for a locals' experience, be a Laguna native for an hour, and take away some interesting, possibly decadent, treats to savor and prolong the experience.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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