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“Good food, good value.”
Review of Penguin Cafe

Penguin Cafe
Ranked #51 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Local, no frills, little restaurant that offers good food for a reasonable price. Service was also good. Food was surprisingly not greasy which you would expect from a diner type place. Portions are a good size. Would definitely recommend. Only open for limited hours so either breakfast or an early lunch.

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Thank choosey1
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Breakfast with my wife at the Penguin Café. There is typically a line and signup list not because of the ambiance – reminiscent of ‘greasy spoons’ in my wasted youth – but because the food is great.

My wife ordered the Huevos Rancheros and I opted for the Carne Asada with eggs. Both selections came with grilled potatoes, frijoles and filled the large plates upon which they were served. My wife found the salsa topping a bit too spicy – the menu says “on the spicy side.” I asked for, and received, additional salsa served in a squeeze bottle that added a nice tang. Both meals were “muy bueno.”

There is no problem recommending the Penguin Café.
The service was friendly and attentive.
The prices, $8 and $8.50, are hard to beat in an upscale local like Laguna Beach.

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Thank LostLen
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

great local and casual spot. fabulous breakfast. it is one of the better spots for a weekday or weekend breakfast and locat scene

Thank bcarpou
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This little diner was a fine stop for breakfast, but it was just ok. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything exciting. The place was pretty quiet on a weekday morning, service was quick, but it just didn't have anything special about it.

Thank Highland23
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Perhaps the Penguin Cafe isn't for everyone... but thats OK, for breakfast it's in my opinion the best place in Laguna Beach. The service and never ending coffee (which is good coffee) ample portions and quirky atmosphere make the place adorable.

Visited early (before 9 am) on Memorial day and managed easy parking right outside on the meter, maybe later if its lunch time it's not so easy to park.

Penguin breakfast... a great sandwich on choice of toasted bread with Ham, Egg and Cheese with Salad.. can't wait to go back

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Thank trevayne
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