We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plums Cafe

369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
+1 949-722-7586
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“plums” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (143)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank DCali2011
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank klws13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank GreatBearCaifornia
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

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

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.

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.

Thank IndyMedic2006
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We are not breakfast people and asked friends for a recommendation for suggestions. This restaurant is clearly a favorite in the neighborhood as it was packed on a Sunday morning. Arriving at 9:00 there was no wait, but later there definitely would have been. Service...More

Thank YorbaLindaStar
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I went there because I heard they had a great breakfast. $25.00 later, (for one person), I was UNDERWHELMED! This is one of those places where THEY KNOW how you should have their food and will not prepare it as you ask them to. “NO!”...More

1  Thank BobSacamento
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Costa Mesa
Ramada by Wyndham Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
1,182 reviews
1.05 km away
Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach
68 reviews
1.46 km away
Sandpiper Motel
9 reviews
1.61 km away
Balboa Bay Resort
947 reviews
1.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
226 reviews
.33 km away
Pancakes R Us
46 reviews
.11 km away
Sushi Shunka
30 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lions Park
9 reviews
1.26 km away
Wild Goose Tavern
10 reviews
.32 km away
Costa Mesa 55 Tavern Bowl
13 reviews
1.33 km away
Hylunia Wellness MD Spa
5 reviews
1.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jo Anne D
January 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Hossien E | Reviewed this property |
Make sure to bring your ID
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing