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“an eclectic shopping and eating experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Madison Square

Madison Square
320 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-0137
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Ranked #69 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“an eclectic shopping and eating experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

in this restaurant you order and get a number and find a seat and your food is brought to you, but all around you everything that you see is for sale. It's an eclectic, artsy, typically Laguna restaurant, a great place to have breakfast.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Clarita, California
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“relaxing...so ahhhh!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were greeted by John Madison, the owner and dog lover with a big smile and friendly attitude...such an appreciation for dogs.
The gift shop and gardens are beautiful and unique. My husband and I visited Laguna Beach for a nice get away and brought our 2 dogs. We sat at a small table in the back garden surrounded with bubbling water fountains. I ordered a Chai Tea and the ricotta pancakes...very good!
We would come here again to enjoy such a lovely outdoor breakfast

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach, California
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“totally fun place for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

the place locals go for breakfast --- owner is a kick and always on premises --- breakfast food is terrific -- one of the most dog friendly places on the planet --- quirky setting and service --- order at the front of the very old home converted to an eatery, then sit with coffee [you serve that yourself] under massive trees in the courtyard -- one block from the ocean -- a wonderful way to start the day

  • Visited September 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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Laguna Beach, California
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“Brunch Today”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

About two times a month we head to Madison Square for brunch. Always hit the Eggs Benedict, my husband loves the Veggie Burger. I make hollandaise sauce, and always look for the quality sauce, this place hits it head on! Dogs galore, they are all welcome at this outdoor garden. Really a local hangout, visitors welcome. ONe of best Laguna spots for breakfast.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Awesome place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great variety of fun and beautiful garden décor. Such a lovely place...what a great idea to have a café and a garden shop all in one location! I had breakfast here with my family and everyone was delighted with the taste and portion of their meal. I, unfortunately, ordered a cranberry muffin top and was disappointed - it was dry and had no taste - I was putting jam on it to make it edible. But like I said, everyone else was happy with their eggs and bacon, French Toast, and German apple-pancake. You sit where you'd like amongst the garden with all their beautiful wares for sale and order at a main counter within the actual store. They bring it to your table and there is a wonderful outside stand available to fill/refill your iced tea, hot tea and coffee. The owner (or who I believe was the owner) was visiting all the tables, regulars and visitors, to offer some hospitality and some unexpected gifts. During his visit he gave us all a little bottle of bubbles (which lasted and produced an unexpected number of bubbles). And in the store, he gave us hopping spiders and pop-up creatures in honor of Halloween. He was very personable, friendly and welcoming. If we didn't live so far away, I could have imagined coming here on a regular basis and buying a lot more to fill my garden space. Definitely would go back to this store/restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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