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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh squeezed OJ and great breakfast choices. Crowded on weekends... just in a little strip center but tucked in nicely with some outdoor seating. The food is quite good!

Thank Lisa T
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant was crowded, a bit noisy, but food and service were excellent. I will happily go back to plums cafe

Thank Retiree4637
Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the food i've had here is delicious. I am particular fond of the Fruity/coconut French Toast. it's amazing. Beware that parking is tough after 11:30am. Go early!

Thank jmmortgage
Corvallis, Oregon
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Being from Oregon traveling to California eating out and missing the Oregon taste this Cafe is the best place to provide you with Oregon products in CA. The freshness of Hazelnut, Marianberrys and other Oregon ingredients are used in most if not all dishes prepared. Yuuuuuummmmmmmy taste of freshness as all plates made with love. Scrumptious dishes with elegant presentation... More 

Thank Hossien E
West Hollywood
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you want to have an amazingly delicious lunch with great service, Plums Cafe on 17th Street is where you should dine. I have loved anything Salmon the chef prepares and the service is excellent. This is a great place for Mom & Daughters to have a "girls' lunch out" too.

Thank campol2016
Anaheim, California
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234 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Fun, local place known for their delicious menus and catering. Indoors is a bit noisy but there is a nice outdoor patio. Staff are always attentive and efficient. Pork belly potato egg srirarcha bowl will wake you up! Recommend for any meal of the day.

Thank twinsaround
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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225 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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