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Pain Du Monde

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2 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4239
{949} 488-2330
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's 11.15 in the morning. They have run out of cookies and don't care. The staff are the most disgruntled pair (only 2 young men) I have ever met in the service industry. We order a croissant for the kids to share, paid for it and sat down. When it didn't arrive we asked and we're told they had just... More 

Thank WilliamTHarri
Brea, CA
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I have eaten here several times. The sandwiches are great, but it takes A LONG TIME for your food to come out. A LONG TIME. A couple of times I thought they might have forgotten my order. The service could also be a little nicer. A smile goes a long way. Overall, I will return here because it's convenient to... More 

Thank jek134
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We ate here for lunch twice, and it was great! The food is fresh and well priced. The turkey sandwich and salads were very tasty, and the iced tea was really good. You can sit indoor or outside on the patio. It's a super easy walk from the Ritz.

Thank Sparkynrose
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This restaurant is within walking distance to the hotel Ritz-Carlton. In fact, you can walk over with only crossing the street if you choose the pool exit of the hotel. We ordered three different sandwiches and soups. In California, fresh veggies are in abundance - it also appears that there are many choices in fresh breads and bakery goods. We... More 

Thank No1Spartan
los angeles
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This cafe has an idea location between the St. Regis and Ritz Carlton and draws a large crowd on weekends and holidays. Unfortunately, the staff at this cafe is ill prepared to handle multiple orders, and quickly becomes overwhelmed, making mistakes on orders and forgetting simple things. After a long wait in line, I had to wait an additional 20... More 

Thank artmom88
Corona del Mar, California
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

bread I would expect from a lower end supermarket. indifferent service, lacking freshness and would even use this bread to making stuffing for a turkey.

Thank christine a
Newport Beach, CA
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343 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I ordered take out one morning and brought it back to our room at the St. Regis, but the food was not as good as the Fashion Island location. They gave us a cinnamon twist instead of the almond twist we ordered. The french omelette was great. Coffee was just OK.

Thank grlgrdgate
western US
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

nothing special & a terrible cappuccino were not the way to start the day in SoCal. The atmosphere felt dark & dirty, the food options exceptionally limited. I thought the cappuccinos would be great, but no. Undrinkable & a sad waste of my time.

Thank traveltounravel
Annandale, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Pain Du Monde is a small chain of four coffee shop/bistros located in Orange County. The one in Dana Point is a five minute walk from the Ritz-Carlton, and the food is very good. Both times I went, I was impressed with the quality of the food, and their coffee was tremendous. On both occasions, however, the service staff seemed... More 

Thank VAtriptaker2013
Dana Point
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The breakfast and lunch selections are wonderful. Portions are generous and the wait staff are wonderful. We love this place and go often.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4239
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: {949} 488-2330

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