Breakfast Guide for Orange County

 The smell of coffee and pancakes is reason enough to go out for breakfast. Check out our guide of restaurants that serve breakfast in Orange County. 

Sunny side up egg with avocado and wheat toast

Breakfast in Orange County


Anepalco’s Café

415 S. Main St
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 771-2333

Anepalco’s Café is a non-traditional Mexican-French Café. Our use of traditional French techniques, together with Mexican flavors, is what makes Anepalco’s Café unique. Our menu uses only the freshest of ingredients and Executive Chef Daniel Godinez’s passion and loving care to provide you unique experiences in every dish served from the kitchen to your table.

Breakfast is served all day.

Blackmarket Bakery

2937 Bristol St. Ste D-100A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 662-3095

Our founder, Chef Rachel, grew up in the South, influenced by her two sugar-loving Grandmas. Baking and eating cookies, Bojangles (biscuits), breads and other delicacies were forms of communication, a way of showing — and sharing — family love. After experimentation and hands on experience in the industry, she attended the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, in Baking & Pastry, graduating at the top of her class. In 2004, she struck out on her own, founding Blackmarket Bakery in an inauspicious industrial space in Irvine, CA. Since then, her product line, legend and lore have grown. Her incredible cakes, cookies, brownies made from wine flour and fresh breads are just a few items that showcase Chef Rachel’s culinary playfulness. Furthering her goal of empowering the community with quality, Blackmarket Bakery offers a selection of fresh, whole-food based items that are pleasing to the body and the mind. By using fundamentals – butter, flour, sugar, eggs (all black market goods during WWII) – Chef Rachel focuses on delivering what the community is missing.

Bonjour Cafe & Bistro

24633 Del Prado Ave.
Dana Point, California
(949) 496-6368

We are proud to serve you a unique menu selection based on French Bistro cooking with a touch of modern elements, served daily in a welcoming atmosphere.

We offer great consistency in our preparation and presentation of a wide array of delicious dishes. The loyalty of most of our long time cooks and suppliers for bakery goods, coffee roaster, produce distributor etc… has helped us keep the quality we have been known for almost 20 years!

Breakfast is served all day.

Break of Dawn

24291 Avenida De La Carlota #P-4
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 587-9418

Break of Dawn open its doors in Laguna Hills on Aug 23, 2006 where it remained for seven years before relocating to its current spot just a few doors down. The decor is modern eclectic with graffiti art on the wall and church pews as banquettes. Look closer and you will see tabletops sitting on recycled sewing machines. Everything at Break of Dawn is a labor of love especially when it comes to Nguyen’s cuisine. His fine dining style comfort food ranges from classics such as mac n cheese, to bacon and eggs. But don’t expect a traditional dish to hit the table. There are always twists and turns always reflecting Nguyen’s out-of-the-box creativity and desire to bring a touch of his Vietnamese heritage to the plate.

Kitchen Hours: Wed-Sun: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Broken Yolk Café

28621 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 | (949) 388-0292
2810 E. Chapman Ave., Orange CA 92869 | (714) 289-9655

Serving home-style food since 1979, the Broken Yolk Café is a favorite among local San Diegans and hungry visitors alike. With a strong dedication to good food and equally good service, the Broken Yolk has built a reputation for its large menu, ample portions and freshly-made flavor. Real shredded hash browns – not dehydrated potatoes. Salsa made fresh daily – never from a can or jar.

Serving Breakfast Daily since 1979 from 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM


279 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | (949) 877-3015
180 5th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 | (657) 215-3559
14376 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604 | (949) 556-4894

Bruxie is a new take on The Sandwich, using a creative version of an authentic Belgian Waffle as the bread. The waffle is light, airy, crispy, and not sweet. Bruxie Waffles are paired with quality seasonal ingredients, offering both Savory choices like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Prosciutto & Gruyere, and Hot Pastrami, as well as a variety of Sweet options such as our Seasonal Crème Brulee, Nutella & Banana and S’mores. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!

Citrus Cafe

1481 Edinger Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 258-2404

CITRUS CAFE is a bustling neighborhood restaurant in the commercial district of Tustin at the corner of Redhill and Edinger. The food is American-Californian in spirit, whose simple appearance bellies its depth of flavor. We are committed to using the freshest of ingredients and along with our friendly service, we continue to remain a favorite year after year with our loyal customers.

Breakfast is served Monday through Friday 6:30am-11am, Saturday until 1:30 and Sunday until 2:30.

Coyote Grill

31621 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach CA, 92651
Breakfast hours 7 days a week 7AM-12PM
Weekend Brunch 7AM-2PM
Egg dishes served till 2PM On Saturdays and Sundays

We are proud to be serving up delicious Baja Mexican style breakfast for 30 years!
Sitting on the Coast of South Laguna looking over the Ocean Coyote Grill
uses fresh ingredients and family kept recipes to create dishes such as our Chilaquiles, Chorizo and eggs, Huevos Rancheros, and Carne asada n eggs the locals and food lovers alike never leave hungry or dissatisfied.
Also serving great breakfast cocktails such as our “Mimosa Screw” which is a must try, As well as our award winning Bloody Mary and of course all the traditional breakfast cocktails.
Whether you are taking friends and family out to breakfast or you want to have a Sunday FUNDAY in the Cantina we promise you will enjoy dining with us!
“Mi Casa Es Su Casa! “

Early Bird

1000B E Bastanchury Rd
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 529-4100

Drawn together by a mutual love of fine food and coffee, we’ve decided to bring something truly special to Orange County. It’s about real food—driven by the desire to bring that premier quality provisions to our own neighborhoods. To our hometowns. Why? Because we live here, we grew up here. Orange County and our adventures beyond its borders birthed our passions—like unique chef-driven food and single-origin coffees. It’s all of your breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites handcrafted just for you by Chef Frank DeLoach.

Breakfast served all day.

Eat Chow

1802 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | (949) 650-2469
Serving breakfast 7am to 11am on M-F and 7am to 12:30pm Weekends
211 62nd St. Newport Beach, CA | (949) 423-7080
Serving breakfast 8am to 11am on M-F and 7am to 12:30pm Weekends

We are a small cafe with locations in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Our Menu is sort of all over the place but we call our cuisine New American. We try really hard to make our food taste good and give the best service possible.

El Camino Café

195 El Camino Real,
Tustin CA 92780
(714) 573-5898

We at El Camino Cafe have a passion for three things – family, friends and food. When you join us for breakfast or lunch, we offer the same hospitality that we would offer if you were joining us at our home for a meal. All of our food has its roots in recipes that have been passed from generation to generation in our family in Michoacan, Mexico to here in Tustin, CA. Our plates are lovingly prepared with the freshest of ingredients. And, whether you have our huevos rancheros or our chicken fajita tacos, the dishes are cooked with the same joy and care that we take when we gather together in our own dining room.

Breakfast served from 8:00am to 2:30pm.

Ham ‘ n Scram

5871-A Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 899-9100

Our name Ham ‘n Scram, truly describes our mission: Provide the highest quality meal choices quickly, the way you want it, so you can get on with the things in your day that are important to you! People have found us by word-of-mouth, Google search engines, yelp, drive-bys, newspaper reviews, high school ads, news stories, etc. It’s been our experience that once we have you, we got you!! You will be back!

Breakfast served Monday through Friday 5:30am – 2:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7am – 2pm.

Harbor House Cafe

34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629 | (949) 496-9270
16341 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 90742 | (562) 592-5404

What they have to say: Harbor House Café is known for good, friendly service and large portions. For over 65 years we have been serving our customers with quallity food, reasonable prices, and friendly service. Our dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and are prepared from scratch every day.

Both of our restaurants, Sunset Beach and Dana Point, will take you back in time with movie memorabilia and antique displays. Come in to any of our restaurants, you’ll feel right at home.

Breakfast is served all day at both locations.

Haute Cakes Caffe

1807 Westcliff Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 642-4114

Breakfast is served all day, every day.

Kimmie’s Coffee Cup

8086 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd #154. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 | (714) 602-8980
1605 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833 | (714) 449-1580
More locations available on website.

Kimmie’s Coffee Cup has a very unique story in that it is destiny that Kimmie, who fought for her life, literally, actually is doing what she was saved to do, which is spread love and happiness to everyone that enters her life, be it through the doors of her restaurants, or the door of her home. Kim has created a warm and cozy place with great comfort food.

Breakfast is served all day.

Mama’s on 39

21022 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-1166

Since 2011 Mama’s has evolved into a family favorite for all ages. Its unique menu, full bar, great service and daily specials have established Mama’s as a neighborhood great. Don’t forget Thrifty Ice Cream and great on-site parking.

Mustard Cafe

21137 Newport Coast Dr
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(949) 718-0707

At Mustard Cafe, we strive to make everyone welcome with a family-friendly environment and a wealth of health-conscious choices on our menu. Our restaurant features deli-fresh sandwiches and panini along with a plethora of other great food options like burgers, soup, and salad. Customers with food allergies or sensitivity as well as those with restricted diets will find that we have a number of tasty alternatives and substitutions that will allow you to enjoy virtually any dish on our menu without concern. Whether you’re stopping by for coffee and dessert or enjoying a full meal, our cafe in Newport Coast, CA, will be happy to have you. And if you want to share the fine food you’ve found here, we’re available for catering, too!

Breakfast served all day.

Old Vine Café

2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-1411

Old Vine Café continues to redefine dining in Orange County offering top quality food and wine in a non-pretentious, casual atmosphere. The award-winning restaurant, run by chef-owner Mark McDonald, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with menu items that reflect a focus on regionalism and the use of seasonal ingredients — a hallmark of Chef Mark’s culinary training in southern Italy. Daytime customers choose from a wide variety of panini, omelets, specialty breakfast items, and small plates, while evening diners can be found leisurely enjoying four-course tasting menus, complete with expertly selected wine pairings.

Breakfast is served every day from 9am to 3pm. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations taken for breakfast).

Paul’s Pantry

27409 Bellogente
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 364-1088

Breakfast is one of family’s favorite meals to eat out, especially on the weekend. It’s nice to get away for national chain food establishments where all the food tastes about the same and get some real home cooking.

Paul’s is open for breakfast at 6am Monday through Saturday and open at 7am on Sunday. Breakfast is served all day!

Plums Café and Catering

369 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-7586

Plums Café, known for their award-winning breakfast, is a culinary treasure for those who truly appreciate the eclectic nature of Orange County. The Northwest-influenced menu features signature dishes such as, Alderwood Smoked Salmon Hash, Oregon Pepper Bacon, Fresh Roasted Hazelnut Pancakes and lunch selections that include; Pan-Fried Trout, Fresh Wild Salmon and unique sandwiches and salads.

Breakfast served Monday through Friday 8am – 11:30am.

Rick’s Atomic Café

3100 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa CA, 92626
(714) 825-0570

Homemade food, natural ingredients. We offer you healthy, tasty meals to get you through the work day.

Breakfast is served until 10:30am.

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

2110 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802 | (714) 823-4130
730 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802 | (562) 437-8355

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a Long Beach, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975.

It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

3032 El Camino Real
Tustin, California 92782
(714) 415-6269

Breakfast marks the beginning of a new day. At Snooze, we believe life is for living and each person and each day is worth celebrating. Our mantra: it only takes a moment to make a difference.
From the day we were born, our people – Snoozers – have led the way serving creative twists on America’s favorite breakfast classics in a casual, friendly and vibrant atmosphere. The passion of our Snoozers is contagious. Over the past 8+ years it has inspired Snooze fans of all ages across the country.

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove

15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(949) 376-6900

Breakfast is served from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

The Filling Station Café

201 N. Glassell St.
Old Town Orange
(714) 289-9714

In addition to our menu, our intent is to integrate our restaurants with the historical significance of each community in which we operate by creating a nostalgic atmosphere that reflects the local community’s history and heritage. Our image is that of what you used to get in the good ‘ol days.

The menu alone is enough to get you out of bed in the morning. It offers a wide array of choices including omelets, pancakes, and breakfast burritos to die for. Breakfast is served all day!

The Original Pancake House

26951 Moulton Parkway, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 | (949) 643-8591
1418 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 | (714) 535-9815

The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer without compromise this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. We now have over one hundred franchises from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen.

Monday – Saturday 7AM to 2PM and Sunday 7AM to 3PM

Wilma’s Patio

203 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 675-5542

Wilma’s is a family restaurant with a strong family atmosphere. There is the Staudinger family who owns and manages the restaurant, the cooks who come from two families and are cousins and most important, the family of customers. Many customers come regularly for their “Wilma fix” ordering the same item and sitting in the same place every visit.

Breakfast is a big favorite with Wilma’s customers. Featured are homemade pancakes, waffles, French toast, every kind of egg dish imaginable and the Balboa Belly Bomber (a warm French roll stuffed with egg). At lunchtime, salads and sandwiches made from home cooked roasts, turkey and chicken take center stage. All Mexican dishes come from the family recipes of the cooks including homemade guacamole, enchilada sauce, chile rellenos and salsa. You’ll also find a variety of pasta dishes and fresh seafood.

Breakfast served all day.

Yellow Basket Restaurant

2860 South Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 545-8219

For many years, our competition has only offered a limited menu of basic items with quick service. We have never been satisfied with just the basic items. Instead, we have served a variety of menu items. We cook every meal to order. We take pride in our satisfying, quick breakfast menu, a meal which has always been at a premium for people on the run. Our dinner menu offers you the flexibility of a fine dining experience, with choices of soup or salad and choice of baked or mashed potatoes, fries or rice at a much lower price. We have always listened to our customers; when you asked us to serve breakfast all day, we changed. Here at Yellow Basket we think our home-style menu combines a wider variety of menu items and affordable pricing that beats any other “quick-service” restaurant hands down!

Breakfast is served all day.


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