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“Best breakfast in Laguna Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Heidelberg

Cafe Heidelberg
1100 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2968
949-497-4594
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Ranked #87 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Laguna Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in Laguna Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My husband and I love going out to breakfast on Sunday mornings, and Cafe Heidelberg is our favorite Laguna spot. Best bets are the veggie croissant, oatmeal, fresh-squeezed orange juice and banana nut muffins. The patio is open year-round and is a great place to enjoy fresh air, people watch and read the Sunday paper. The beach is just a block away, so another option is order your breakfast or lunch to go and enjoy your meal by the ocean!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hillsboro, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Breakfast Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great variety of breakfast dishes served all day. The Heidelberg is extremely good and my personal choice. A good variety of sandwiches with fresh bread!

Visited December 2012
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“Delicious, healthy and fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful spot, great coffee and breakfast staples a cut above a normal diner. Look out for the home made jam and bread. My toast was delivered for free by the charming service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great egg croissants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

On our last morning in Laguna, we needed a little more to eat before our flight, so we visited Heidelberg. The food was great, and so was the fresh-squeezed orange juice. I had the cheese croissant, and my husband had the bacon and egg croissant. While the price was a little higher than the Penguin Cafe, the food was more substantial also. This is another restaurant to which we plan to return when we visit Laguna again.

Visited June 2012
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Laguna Beach, California
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Pretty good but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I agree with one of the other reviewers about the "soup nazi" service, but I've also had pretty friendly service there occasionally. The prices are definitely excessive - we've come in for breakfast and had a tab close to $40 for food and drinks for two people - that would be justified in a sit-down place, but it's way over the top for counter service, even if you are half a block from the ocean. The food is good, although baked goods are just a bit above average. I'd say the espresso/coffee stuff is above average. The convenient location is probably why I've been to Heidelberg more than once, though it isn't one of my favorites. Suggestion: go down the road (south) to Koffee Klatch and/or Andre's Patisserie instead.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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