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Break of Dawn

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24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
+1 949-587-9418
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Laguna Hills, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have no problem with traditional breakfast places like Denny's, IHOP, etc. However this place is unique. The dish offerings are sweet or savory. The service is great and casual. This is the place my wife and I go for a treat. We have been coming for years and we have never been disappointed.

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Thank FGU
Laguna Niguel, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This chef is amazing! He combines ingredients that I would never have thought to try. His back-story is special so be sure to read about him. My husband had to Ranchero omelet. Perfectly cook eggs with so so many flavors. I tried the Spanish Meatloaf with a fried egg on it. I don't usually eat fried eggs, but I decided... More 

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1 Thank Robert O
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very unique and very tasty. Tired of pancakes, waffles, French toast etc? Try Break of Dawn. Nice to have some eclectic food in south OC.

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Thank Gregory K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are a Foodie, you will love their breakfasts...get there EARLY! It is worth it! Location is great too. We all ordered different dishes and shared; there were no disappointed faces. Wish we lived in the area but we will definitely return in our next trip to CA!

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Thank SBMesa
Irvine, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Not cheap, but the food is wonderful. Combinations are unexpected, but always great. Sauces compliment perfectly.

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1 Thank lynnlangit
Dana Point, California
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249 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Rarely does one come across such a bold and creative breakfast/brunch-only place that blends the normal eggs, bacon and potatoes with so many exotic ingredients from all around the world... It is pricey, it is restrictive - such as no substitutions, they won't serve you city tap water, one must buy bottled water - but leaving these couple of minor... More 

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1 Thank PG13LA
Santa Ana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Excellent food with no sparing of the calories, nor the flavor, nor the quality. Always crowded! And for good reason. Pricey breakfast but a real treat!

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Thank pauline t
Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

There was only one familiar thing on the menu..Bacon and eggs!! ordered it and got a tempura egg and a stick of butter shaped hunk of bacon. Throw in some kimchee and odd greens and my daughter asked if I was going to lick the plate clean. I have to go back and try some other dished...How did they deep... More 

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1 Thank OneJImHeywood
Laguna Woods, California
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

The hours he is open are strange; three times I attempted to go there and the restaurant was closed. I have read the reviews and maybe its me but I did not like the menu or the food.

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1 Thank arnold s
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

It's a nice breakfast / brunch place for those who like something a bit out of the ordinary but the raves are a bit misplaced.

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Thank Frank M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 949-587-9418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?