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What a Dish Cafe & Catering

24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
+1 949-276-4884
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, French, American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: What a Dish Cafe & Catering
1. Perfect Brunch Spot !!
"The food is wonderful, the staff has always been friendly"
sbarajasjr
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2. Best Breakfast in the harbor
"Wonderfully fresh and healthy selections for breakfast and Brunch."
Cyndi W
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3. Our "Go to" Place
"What a find! B'fast, lunch, dinner -- each offers gourmet "foodie"
jaslosky
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This hidden gem has amazing pastries, creative menu , quality service ...tucked away in Dana Marina plaza .There is indoor and outdoor seating . Just across the street from Dana point harbor . Awesome breakfast , brunch , lunch , coffee ,tea , a great...More

Thank Laura R
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

If you like eggs bennedict and cappuccino, this is the place to go! Beth was very friendly and she provided a great service. We would come back again to try until we have tried all five variations of Eggs Benedict.

Thank Yanire B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to this,great menu,cute atmosphere,lovely bakery...what's not to like? Should be a tip when you order a mocha and waitress asks if you want the milk steamed on the side and reg coffee never comes for 15 minutes,food delivered and waitress never...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The menu was different and there was either breakfast or lunch.

Thank normaredk
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Fun place with excellent service and yummy food! Met some friends for a late breakfast. Great food and food excellent!! Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We were wandering around DP today looking for a good brunch. We spotted a big crowd by “What a Dish” and decided to give it a try. We were seated about 20 minutes after we arrived and were served water immediately. After that we waited...More

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We adore this place. It is nearly hidden, even though it is across the street from the marina proper. They base their menus on whatever produce is available for the day. Delicious food. They share the space with the best bakery in the area. Great...More

Thank lkcollins75
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Originally we wanted to have breakfast at another restaurant in the same mall. Luckily we strolled around because there was a long line there and we found "What a Dish Cafe". What a great find. They were super friendly. We sat outside and enjoyed some...More

Thank SFOMUC
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This tiny café had seating inside and on their wraparound patio in a shopping mall just across from Dana Point Harbor. The offerings for breakfast and brunch were delicious. The adults had the Brioche French Toast with sausage, Dish Classic, while the children shared a...More

Thank J K
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This place has an excellent brunch menu and bottomless mimosas. Try the breakfast burrito. It gets crowded on Sundays, but it is worth the wait. The service is usually friendly and fast.

Thank ryantravelor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-276-4884
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Description
What A Dish Cafe is a bistro for foodies. We cook with the best ingredients sourced from local and California growers, while seasonally harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables from our own gardens. Our prime meats originate from Myer Natural 100% Angus Montana grazing Ranches and "Mary's Free Range" Chicken - who even grow their own grain for their poultry - while our breads are baked fresh daily by local artisans. We cater to locals and travelers alike who appreciate and demand the quality and flavors of fresh, local fare. The menus are adjusted daily and provide a full range of entrees from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner through Dessert. Our extensive network of vendors has been carefully picked by What A Dish to reflect our commitment to quality.We also cater fabulous events in private homes and are preferred caters at many Orange county venues.First time diners become regulars and current clients book all of their offsite celebrations with us time and time again. Looking forward to having you be apart of our family.
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