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Old Vine Cafe

2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
+1 714-545-1411
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Amazing setting. The service and management of the restaurant is excellent. All of this would be immaterial if it were not for the transcendent goat omelet. Tender and flavorful. My new favorite spot in OC

Thank Tim D
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Thank you for your review and your kind words! I hope to see you again soon! Also, be sure to try us for dinner sometime. It is a totally different experience! Cheers! Mark McDonald

Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I came for brunch last year and it was amazing. We decided to try their dinner. It was truly amazing. They offered several "tasting menus" each had 4 courses and price includes wine with each course. They also offered alacarte options with wine pairings. We...More

2  Thank mbeardsley42
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Pet friendly outdoors. I enjoyed the Lengua Omelet (Slow Cooked Beef Tongue, Queso Fresco & Spicy Tomatillo Sals). The kids had a nice menu that fit them. My wife enjoyed Vegetarian Omelet (Zucchini, Eggplant, Shitake Mushrooms, Gouda, Queso Fresco Pecorino & Basil Pesto) Overall excellent...More

Thank Andrew_Destin
Reviewed May 23, 2016

In April I made the mistake of using this forum to editorialize on how Southern California has changed in the 45 years since I was a "Local". I want to set the record straight and review the Restaurant: Service was 5 star and I have...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Nice pleasant restaurant, not too much noise. Professional and gracious service. Food and wine pairings quite nice. The paired “half pours” is a nice touch. Good matching of food with some really unknown wines. California chardonnay lovers are likely to be either disappointed or very...More

Thank rbertolott
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very small and unassuming. It is nestled in what is clearly a very hipster community with herbs growing here and there. The patio is small but pleasant. Our food was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the pulled pork panini and quickly scarfed...More

Thank Shelleighsauer
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I went for breakfast with a friend. We wanted a place that was interesting and not another typical breakfast restaurant. We were very pleased. I had the Souhern Brunch. It was very good. I loved the fried green tomato The eggs were exactly how I...More

Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Not my cup of tea. Way too full of its self. Food was pretty darn good. Service good too. However - place was FULL of "beautiful" So.Ca. People. Wrecked entire experience. Table next to us ruined the meal - had the menu nor been so...More

Thank Fdelidude
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2016

Thanks for your review! It seems like you enjoyed the food and service, but had an issue with the clientele here in Southern California. I find it a bit unfair that you would rate my restaurant solely on it's patrons, and not on the fact...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016

Work dinner. Service was very slow but food good. My guests had the fish special and said it was overdone. Mushroom starter was the best thing we ate.

Thank ellen l
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Inviting dining experience with excellent service and great tasting, seasonal menu and wine pairings without high prices. Embraces almost daily refresh of locally- and sustainably-grown foods and California+international wine selections. Hopefully it's still owned and expertly run by 2 young brothers, one is the Chef...More

Thank kurt1952
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Hello and thank you for your review! I am the original chef and owner of Old Vine Cafe, and am still active daily at Old Vine Cafe. My brother moved on to start a family a few years ago. Next time you are in, ask...More

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February 9, 2016|
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Response from Sugarfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Outside on the patio may work The space inside is a tad cramped
November 19, 2015|
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Response from Geno M | Reviewed this property |
It really depends how warm it is outside...I would call them prior to going...just to be safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-1411
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Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.
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