Breakfast Laguna Beach

5 Best Breakfasts in Laguna Beach

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

With the wide selection of delicious spots in Laguna Beach, you should have no problem finding a great one to start your day. But, which ones are the best? From omelettes to pancakes to oatmeal and eggs, it can be overwhelming deciding where you should go. So, we’ve put together a list of the 5 best breakfast spots in Laguna Beach.

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HARVEST RESTAURANT

31106 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Harvest Restaurant Laguna Beach

Nestled in the majestic Aliso and Woods Canyons in the heart of Laguna Beach lies a secluded yet peaceful restaurant called Harvest. This culinary oasis is part of the new hotel The Ranch at Laguna Beach which is slated to open at the end of 2015. The Harvest Menu regularly features ingredients that are grown on the property and nearly all food is made in house. Incredible golf and canyon views from the outdoor patio are just a glimpse into the many highlights of this restaurant.

Harvest Restaurant Laguna Beach

Need to know: 

  • Breakfast served 8am-11am daily.
  • Chef Camron’s smoked bourbon bacon cinnamon roll is a must. 
  • So is the brioche french toast with homemade chocolate hazelnut drizzle.
  • The egg white frittata is light, healthy and filling.
  • For a hint of spice order the baja omelette with homemade chorizo.
  • The cheddar grits are also delicious.

THE ORANGE INN

703 S. Coast Hwy, 
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Orange Inn Laguna Beach
(credit: Rob W./Yelp)

The Orange Inn is a laid back local surfer joint where the food is fresh, the staff and customers are friendly and you leave with a boost of energy and a great mood for the rest of your day!  Vintage surfboards hang from the rafters and hand painted drawings adorn the walls. If locals walking in with their wetsuits on doesn’t bother you then you will feel right at home in this quaint little breakfast nook. Try the breakfast burger before before you hit the waves and get your protein fix with eggs, ham, bacon and cheese.  For a slightly lighter option, choose the Orange Inn Breakfast Burrito served with eggs, beans, avocado and cheese.

(credit: James B./Yelp)

Need to know:

  • The Orange Inn has been open since 1931.
  • This is a first-name-basis kind of place.
  • Their made from scratch muffins are one of their most popular items (orange cran).
  • Both parking and seating is limited. 
  • The date shakes are awesome and taste like a chocolate covered raisin.
  • Owner John Bodrero is officially in the record books as the original founder of the smoothie.

LAS BRISAS

360 Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Las Brisas Omelette
(credit: Jonathan K./Yelp)

As the old adage goes, location, location, location and Las Brisas hits it out of the park. Breathtaking views and an amazing breakfast buffet make Las Brisas a prime spot to begin your day. From fresh Belgian waffles to eggs benedict, breakfast enchiladas to little breakfast pastries, Las Brisas has something for everyone. After breakfast take a walk down to the beach and explore the tide pools. Your waist will thank you.

Las Brisas Waffle
(credit: Jonathan K./Yelp)

Need to know:

  • Breakfast is served from 8am-10:30am and on Sundays there is a bigger buffet.
  • Valet parking is available, but there is plenty of metered parking along Cliff Drive as well.
  • The restaurant is family-friendly.
  • Reservations are highly recommended. 
  • Patio dining is "seat yourself."
  • If you don't like birds, eat inside.

CAFE ANASTASIA

470 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Cafe Anastasia Caramel Toast
(credit: Gabby B./Yelp)

Tucked on the corner of Ocean Avenue near city hall is one of Laguna Beach’s best kept secrets - Cafe Anastasia. This stylish cafe is the 'go-to' breakfast spot for Laguna locals and visitors looking for fresh California/French cuisine. The cafe is adjacent to the Anastasia Boutique, known for its extensive catalog of designer fashions. With it’s friendly staff, fresh squeezed juices, unique menu offerings and prime location, it’s no wonder Cafe Anastasia has been a favorite Laguna Beach establishment for over 20 years.

Cafe Anastasia Belgian Waffle
(credit: Angela D./Yelp)

Need to know:

  • The patio is dog-friendly.
  • Order the caramel french toast and don't think about the calories.
  • Cafe Anastasia is counter service, but they bring your food to you.
  • They are well known for their omelettes and egg dishes.
  • Coffee comes in giant cups and refills are extra.

DRIFTWOOD KITCHEN

619 Sleepy Hollow Ln.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach
(credit: Aaron E./Yelp)

At Driftwood Kitchen you can listen to the waves break on the sand while you dine on fresh, seasonal ingredients. With sweeping ocean views, the restaurant is located next to Pacific Edge Hotel and is just steps away from Main Beach. Portion sizes here are generous and the food is healthy with lots of organic options. Start your morning off right with an aromatic espresso or a bubbly mimosa.

Driftwood Kitchen Laguna Beach Breakfast
(credit: Amantha B/Yelp)

Need to know:

  • Breakfast is served daily from 9am-11am with a Sunday Brunch from 9am-3pm.
  • Restaurant guests can enjoy valet parking for $6, located on Sleepy Hollow Lane.
  • Metered parking is also available along Pacific Coast Highway.
  • There is a 180-degree view of the beach with clear glass windows from top to bottom.
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Melodi Steinberg

Melodi Steinberg

As a native of Orange County, Melodi grew up in Huntington Beach and spent most of her days soaking up the California sun. She has lived in South Orange County

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