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“Great Location in Santa Ana Arts District”
Review of Gypsy Den

Gypsy Den
Ranked #154 of 693 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm puzzled by reviewers that thought this was a sketchy location. Gypsy Den is in the Santa Ana Arts District. It's worth a drive to cruise the neighborhood just for the history and incredible architecture. You can tell this is an up and coming hipster hangout, much like the burgeoning arts culture in DTLA's former financial district. Give it 5 years, and this will be a major destination for restaurants, high end wine bistros and coffee hangouts.

The food at Gypsy Den is pretty good, the Mexican Mocha being the highlight. Dark chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of chili mixed with espresso and steamed milk made for an amazing breakfast wake up call. The server was super nice and brought out a special homemade herb dressing for our fries. It was delicious.

This is an excellent place to hang out and just be. The gypsy vibe works as a theme without being unintentionally kitschy. It would be a great spot for readers like myself.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend and wouldn't go back. Poor, slow service, coffee not good, eggs watery,
Bathroom not clean

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Lived in the area a few years - just had a re-visit.
I'd go in off hours and write and read. For a meal - almost always had the Gypsy Stew - great and healthy. The eclectic collection of art and objects, color and patterns always made me feel I was in a place out of time. Hang-out for students, artists. Outside dining.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The environment is amazing. I truly recommend it. It is a nice place to stop by with friends for lunch or dinner. Also, the Mayan Cappuccino is delicious! I loved the decor inside as well, it is unique and fits with its surrounding.

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Thank Maria E
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

we did a santa ana art walk and stopped for coffee and tea and baked goods. what a nice place, deco is fun to check out. unlimited refills of great coffee and tea (not your diners coffee!) great outdoor seating in pedestrian zone.check out their schedule for music. recommend MeuterMedia

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