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Cafe Beau Soleil

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953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
+1 949-640-4402
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dana Point, California
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410 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this experience with the except for the nice hostess. Here's a summary: Table missing silverware, not guest ready. Get rid of the hideous paper napkins or do a better napkin, not the cheap wrinkled ones you use. And since you only put one per setting, training your staff to offer more napkins at some point would be good.... More 

Thank romazzino
/las /vegas
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This use to be my favorite place at Fashion Island but because of the rude server that I have gotten on the last three visits, no longer. Not sure if the server is actually the owner since he is French but three strikes and I am crossing this place of my list of places to eat. The food remains good... More 

Thank choosey1
Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this place many times. Now I won't again. Great. Small plates, meals, beverages. Real quality tea, not bags, served in presses carafes. Rare quality for cafes. Prices very competitive. Champagne bar also.

Thank dbbarker
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little place with authentic atmosphere! Friendly and fast service and great food! Waiter spoke French😊

Thank ehaetzel
Hua Hin, Thailand
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128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Cafe Beau Soleil gives a fairly modest feeling of France, with some decent French wines, a few French dishes (the escargots were very good), and French service (slow, but more polite than you sometimes find in Paris). Settings were nice, but paper table covering detracted a bit. Nice to have opens of sitting outside, sitting halfway outside, or sitting inside.... More 

Thank mcneely2015
Huntington Beach, California
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This cafe has some typical French cafe dishes with some local twists. Food and service was for the most part very good. The menu has fairly good variety, and I would like to come for breakfast some time to try some of those items. No draft beer but some excellent bottled beers. The wines by the glass seemed to be... More 

Thank TonyRHB
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved the Duo of Beet and onion soup. Kids liked the hot chocolate. Bread was good and came with yummy jam. Dessert crepes were righteous and the service was top notch. We will be back, perhaps next time for breakfast. Highly recommend.

Thank The4Monkeys
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or a quick afternoon coffee. Dinner is also served. The outdoor patio is lovely.

Thank empty-nesters627419
Laguna Beach, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I came across Beau Soleil on a rainy day, where I was looking for something easy, what I found was something much more! The menu is easy and simply, ranging from a burger to lamb shank (A Must Try). The staff has never fallen short on being prompt, polite and attentive. In short, this is someplace I can recommend for... More 

Thank Domenick F
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Date night with an exciting movie followed by a quick trip down the escalator to a fun French cafe. Great duo. Ordered a lovely pale blush Rose. Now you are in France. We sat outside and watch strolling shoppers while we dined. They have an amazing 2 Avocado halves salad. One is heaped with tuna and the other egg curry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $25
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-4402
Cafe Beau Soleil is french sidewalk cafe located in Newport Beach's prestigious outdoor shopping center Fashion Island. Stop in for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply treat yourself to a cup of coffee and one of our homemade pastries.

Cafe Beau Soleil received 2 awards "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the business association and "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the visitor bureau.

Cafe Beau Soleil specialize in delicious and reasonably priced organic French cuisine with a California twist. Our cuisine is served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you, your family and friends are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just a favorite dish, we promise that our distinctive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what the occasion, or your appetite demands, our friendly staff promises to make your dining experience a pleasant one.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?