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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“plums” (36 reviews)
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08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early or you may have to wait a while for breakfast. We tend to Uber everywhere due to lack of parking in our beautiful beach city

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plums Cafe has a very delicious menu. I prefer their brunch menu and highly recommend reservations. Parking can be a bit difficult, so prepare to make a few rounds around the lot or park on one of the neighborhood streets.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We got here early for Sunday Brunch. They open at 8 and by 9 there is a line. The outdoor seating area was welcoming of leashed dogs and small children. They were quick to serve the kids, too. Wonderful food; omelets, other eggs, pancakes, and...More

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a very family friendly restaurant. Dogs are also welcome on the outside patio. Eating outside on the patio was a treat. There are heaters if it is a little chilly out. We arrived shortly after opening time on Sunday and by the time...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We took off 92-year-old friend to lunch at Plums. It was a wonderful experience with great service and great food. Always order the maple sausage! If you order breakfast or lunch it will always be exceptional. I love the trout and eggs and the strawberry...More

Thank Jo Anne D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I stopped in here for a Saturday brunch and was amazed by the high quality of the food and the lovely, fresh ambiance of the restaurant. My feta and spinach omelette was amazing, the coffee was delicious, and my mimosa was delightful. Service was friendly...More

Thank marie b
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This highly rated breakfast place was visited with dog Maggie. Dogs are welcome on the outer edge of the outdoor section, which is covered and cozy. After hearing it was usually crowded with a waiting list for seating, we got seated right away. Waiter Paul...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of Costa Mesas more dependable restaurants. Even though it is sometimes crowded the wait for quality eating is worth it. The breakfasts are especially delicious, varied and healthy. They seem to know what the public expects and they deliver it every time.

Thank george f
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Fresh squeezed OJ and great breakfast choices. Crowded on weekends... just in a little strip center but tucked in nicely with some outdoor seating. The food is quite good!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Restaurant was crowded, a bit noisy, but food and service were excellent. I will happily go back to plums cafe

Thank Retiree4637
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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