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Plums Cafe

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369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
+1 949-722-7586
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this to us and it was excellent - superb menu choice, beautiful layout and stylish bar. All very contemporary and what you expect from California. If you only have time for one breakfast date - go here!

Thank Liz C
Apple Valley, California
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called that morning and made reservations. Good thing as it seems this place is very popular. The food is incredible! Not your typical breakfast. I got the Coconut French toast. DELICIOUS! My friend had the eggs benedict and said they were the best she has ever eaten. Definitely a must try if nearby.

Thank cruzanrumgirl
El Segundo, California
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223 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow (we went for a late lunch so it was NOT CROWDED). Never love automatic 18% gratuity and the wait staff was just going through the motions knowing the tip was already set. We ordered tea...do you think you might want to mention that it is a ginger peach tea? NOPE. Telling me what I ordered... More 

Thank nancyesca
Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I ate a delicious and fresh burger, with strawberry waffle as desert, in a cool atmosphere. Good option in Newport Beach

Thank Renato L
Battambang, Cambodia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a family breakfast with 4 children including 2 babies- not only was the food superb - the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank frankjh48
Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Tips: definitely make reservations if you're planning on eating here for breakfast/brunch/lunch during the weekend. Extra parking in the back of the shopping center.

Thank hnakabara
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Imagine, strawberries, papaya & bananas, orange butter & maple syrup sliced precariously on top of French toast with toasted coconut. This was the start to a beautiful day. Oh, but it gets better. If you've ever wondered what shirred eggs are, don't hesitate to order it. A delectable skillet with baked eggs & parmesan cream, topped with fresh relish sizzled... More 

Thank Ashley D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great little trendy place. Love their Lobster omelette. Great little corner cafe where can get in and out quickly.

Thank Mark M
Costa Mesa, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very open airy place to eat. The food is upscale and not cheap, but it's a nice place to treat yourself to a nice Sunday morning breakfast. All the food is fresh and good quality. Try the Dutch baby if they have it that dat.

Thank RuggieM
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

To the point Sunday breakfast breakdown: Offers nice outdoor patio seating Leave yourself time for a wait to be seated as you get into the later morning hours Great friendly service with about a 20ish minute wait between food order and time to the table. Santa Fe Eggs Benedict, different and enjoyable if you're a Benedict fan and like Sante... More 

Thank Sherri C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-722-7586
Plums Café and Catering has been a local favorite for over twenty years. Tucked away in a corner of Costa Mesa, Plums friendly staff, unique menu, Northwest-influenced cuisine & down-to-earth ambiance keep patrons coming back again and again.

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