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Paul's Coffee Shop

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16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
714-965-3643
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7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Large portions, authentic atmosphere

In a non-descript strip mall location (I don't think there are any windows), this is an old-time diner/greasy spoon, with a counter and booths and lots of military memorabilia on the walls. It has a certain authentic atmosphere, and it backs it up by serving good-size portions of solid American... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Mlunu
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Chicago, Illinois
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Laguna Niguel, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the different pastried I tried here. The salad and sandwiches looked great too which I shal. Go for tonight. Everything is made on the premesis.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Lost a lot of respect for food network. Place is an outdated dive so that part is correct but food was horrible!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

In a non-descript strip mall location (I don't think there are any windows), this is an old-time diner/greasy spoon, with a counter and booths and lots of military memorabilia on the walls. It has a certain authentic atmosphere, and it backs it up by serving good-size portions of solid American diner food (think chicken-fried steak).

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Thank Mlunu
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314 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

First off, the food is amazing as is the staff! Saw this on DDD & my husband, a retired Marine, had to get the SOS & he lived it it! Not to mention they serve it on an actual chow hall tray! Everyone else's meals were tasty plus they are hefty portions. There is a section for each branch of... More 

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Thank cdenoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

My brother is a semi regular and discovered thus place while waiting for pizza. From the outside it looks small. It is small but it is jam packed with people... hopping as I say it. I ordered the corned beef hash special... Great food. Cindy, the owner, is a great host and is hopping on her feet just.like her employees.... More 

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Thank Marvin U
Iowa
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent service, phenomenal food, low prices. We loved our visit to Paul's Semper Finer Diner and will certainly be back! Very veteran oriented, which we appreciate.

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Thank WowieS
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

A few days ago I was in Fountain valley California about mile of so from Huntington Beach , stopped in and had the most amazing meal that brought back the ole days of being on Active.duty ...I got the creamed Chipped beef on toast ....an ole military meal that el stick to your ribs .....Out frigging standing .....HATS OFF TO... More 

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Thank Russell B. R
Fountain Valley, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have lived in Fountain Valley 32 years and that's how long I've been going to Pauls. Always take home food as your meals are a plate full. Breakfast is what they are most known for and that's what we enjoy the most. Small in size but mighty in taste at a great price. If you don't get there early you'll... More 

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Thank 53Margie
Fountain Valley, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friend moved into the apartment complex walking distance from "Paul's". He wanted to try it. It is small & clustered, hectic. The hostess was not friendly & the waitress was impatient. I ordered a plain egg dish & it was EXPENSIVE! My friend ordered their "famous" chicken fried steak. He loves that. He hardly sends anything back. It was... More 

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Thank 782Gail
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very basic diner type place serving hearty portions of American food. My Denver omelet was tasty. I had fresh fruit with it which included a heavenly slice of fresh pineapple. My husband had steak and eggs, which he enjoyed, especially with the biscuits and gravy. Service was good. Drawbacks: it was a bit loud and the coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fountain Valley
  • Phone Number: 714-965-3643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm

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