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Plums Cafe

369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
+1 949-722-7586
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“plums” (42 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously one of the best breakfasts I have had anywhere. Coffee was good, but no excellent, but the food more than compensate for that. Food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Highly recommended if you're in the Newport area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MohdH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ALL AROUND AMAZING!! Food & drinks, service, atmosphere we all more than I expected. The food included traditional and unique. I had the campfire trout-delicious and an Irish coffee. It was worth the drive and we had reservations to avoid waiting. I highly recommend Plums...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q5146FRheatherg
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is always full of people. Which only means it's super yummy. Good quality food, great indoor or outdoor seating. Had the waffles. The whipped cream was amazing with fresh fruits.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tammy T
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were prepared for a wait on Sunday mid morning but were seated right away. It was a menu almost comparable to Snooze. We just can’t deal with the 2 hour wait at snooze anymore. The drink selection was diverse but not too fancy. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DCali2011
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Chose this restaurant because of its Trip Advisor rating. Did not disappoint. Unique menu, large portions, good food, and attentive wait staff. Vietnamese Spiced Pork was great. Husband had Shrimp and Crab Louie which he really liked. Other friends had sandwiches, also good and huge....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank klws13
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If I was expecting to eat at a really bad place I think that I would still have been disappointed. I have no idea why this place is popular and why there are often lines to eat here. All I know is that for my...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

I'll cut to the chase. My wife and parents LOVED the food and I also thought it was tasty, but when you ask the wait-staff, "What do you have that's gluten free?" and you get an "Ummm....well..." that should be an indication that this isn't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Clean and fresh and wonderful Always a great meal at plums Café Costa Mesa there Oregon Trail breakfast is the best from the eggs being perfectly cooked to your order to the pancakes in the fresh sausage you must go there

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fun2011
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I have been here to eat many times and it is always excelent no matter what I get to try. If it is on the menu get the lumberjack pancakes they are to die for.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank h6p8gv
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I didn't think that it was possible for the food at the Plum to get better, but it has. The place appears to have had some remodeling done since the last time we were here. It is a must when we are in the area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank IndyMedic2006
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-722-7586
Plums Café and Catering has been a local favorite for over twenty years. Tucked away in a corner of Costa Mesa, Plums friendly staff, unique menu, Northwest-influenced cuisine & down-to-earth ambiance keep patrons coming back again and again.
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