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Old Vine Cafe

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2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came for brunch last year and it was amazing. We decided to try their dinner. It was truly amazing. They offered several "tasting menus" each had 4 courses and price includes wine with each course. They also offered alacarte options with wine pairings. We opted for the tasting menus as it took all the guess work out of selecting... More 

Thank mbeardsley42
Palm Beach, Florida
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198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pet friendly outdoors. I enjoyed the Lengua Omelet (Slow Cooked Beef Tongue, Queso Fresco & Spicy Tomatillo Sals). The kids had a nice menu that fit them. My wife enjoyed Vegetarian Omelet (Zucchini, Eggplant, Shitake Mushrooms, Gouda, Queso Fresco Pecorino & Basil Pesto) Overall excellent food and service. Thx. Keep it up!

Thank Andrew_Destin
Bend, Oregon
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In April I made the mistake of using this forum to editorialize on how Southern California has changed in the 45 years since I was a "Local". I want to set the record straight and review the Restaurant: Service was 5 star and I have only given 5 stars twice before !! Menu was amazing. Never have I seen the... More 

Thank Fdelidude
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Nice pleasant restaurant, not too much noise. Professional and gracious service. Food and wine pairings quite nice. The paired “half pours” is a nice touch. Good matching of food with some really unknown wines. California chardonnay lovers are likely to be either disappointed or very pleased to discover some new tastes that actually enhance food. Now the food: good but... More 

Thank rbertolott
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very small and unassuming. It is nestled in what is clearly a very hipster community with herbs growing here and there. The patio is small but pleasant. Our food was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the pulled pork panini and quickly scarfed that down. I ordered the meatball panini and it was very tender and extremely filling.... More 

Thank Shelleighsauer
Rancho Santa Margarita CA
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I went for breakfast with a friend. We wanted a place that was interesting and not another typical breakfast restaurant. We were very pleased. I had the Souhern Brunch. It was very good. I loved the fried green tomato The eggs were exactly how I wanted them! I've must say I was not fond of the "scrapple" but it was... More 

Bend, Oregon
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Not my cup of tea. Way too full of its self. Food was pretty darn good. Service good too. However - place was FULL of "beautiful" So.Ca. People. Wrecked entire experience. Table next to us ruined the meal - had the menu nor been so great I'd have given this place 2 stars.😒

Thank Fdelidude
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It seems like you enjoyed the food and service, but had an issue with the clientele here in Southern California. I find it a bit unfair that you would rate my restaurant solely on it's patrons, and not on the fact that you clearly enjoyed the food and service. I certainly understand that the crowd may... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Work dinner. Service was very slow but food good. My guests had the fish special and said it was overdone. Mushroom starter was the best thing we ate.

Thank ellen l
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Inviting dining experience with excellent service and great tasting, seasonal menu and wine pairings without high prices. Embraces almost daily refresh of locally- and sustainably-grown foods and California+international wine selections. Hopefully it's still owned and expertly run by 2 young brothers, one is the Chef and the other is the Sommelier.

Thank kurt1952
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! I am the original chef and owner of Old Vine Cafe, and am still active daily at Old Vine Cafe. My brother moved on to start a family a few years ago. Next time you are in, ask for me or Kate Perry. She is an amazing Sommelier, and if by some chance... More 

Hong Kong
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Great brunch. A little pricey for breakfast $15+ mains, but high quality ingredients and great service. I had a chili verde quiche. Very good.

Thank jay9001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $60
American, Cafe, International, European, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 7145451411
Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?