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Bonjour Cafe

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24633 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2804
+1 949-496-6368
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07:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
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Orange County, Cq
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this sidewalk café for years and it makes me feel like we are back in Paris. The owner and most staff are French and you get good authentic food with reasonable prices and great friendly service. They are also dog friendly for out door seating. I highly recommend this Cafe

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Thank lcsOrangeCounty_Cq
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

We are really appreciative that you took the time to write a review for our French Bistro and comment on your many visits to our Parisian inspired restaurant. Your continuous satisfaction definitely means a lot to us and the effort we put in every aspect of our business, quality of food, professional service, well maintained space and being a pet... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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208 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Cute French Café. Great Mimosa and menu selections. From omelets to savory or sweet crepes - all very good. BonJour offers breakfast or lunch till 3:00 PM. It is situated in a nice street with outdoor - patio sitting. Large size

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Thank Kelly R
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Kelly for taking the time to review our French Café and share your great experience with us lately. We really appreciate it and look forward to your next visit soon. Have a wonderful weekend. More 

paris
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Enjoyed breakfast here twice in August 2016 with 12 friends! We have known Pascal, the owner / manager, for over 15 years. He has built a wonderful business based on high quality product and warm hospitality. Pascal is from the Paris region, and he has brought wonderful food and a welcoming atmosphere to Dana Point. The portions are very generous.... More 

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PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and rating us 5 stars which is so impressive. We will share your compliments with our long time staff which is a big part for our success and being recognized by many as the best Breakfast in lunch in town. Indeed, we have tried to bring to this corner of the world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We ate three or four days a week at the cafe for three weeks while at Dana Point on vacation where we have been vacationing for almost ten years.The atmosphere is very country French with excellent food and service. It is European dining as another reviewer commented, "not a fast food experience." The menu is extensive, portions are in the... More 

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PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Bonjour Willis and Laura. The staff and myself really appreciated you took time out of your busy life to comment your recent visits with us not too long ago. You described perfectly our French Bistro concept and product and so glad that we have now such a long following of both locals and tourists returning to visit Dana Point frequently.... More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food was good. However the dining experience was marred by a lengthy argument with the hostess about whether to allow my service dog into the restaurant. She insisted that the owner doesn't allow animals of any kind. I choose to carry small cards with the summary from the ADA describing the accommodations covered by law for service animals. No go.... More 

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PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen, first of all we would like to inform you that our guidelines regarding your issue has changed about six months ago where with proper credential we allow dogs inside the restaurant. We had been under pressure from the Health dept who had inspectors more picky than the average on that matter for a while. We are very dog... More 

Dana Point, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took a client to lunch at Bonjour Café. Sat on the patio on a beautiful cool summer day. Service was very good by an attentive but not intrusive server. Pascal's food was the normally excellent. Great presentation and great taste. This is one of the best places in Dana Point for lunch. One of these days we will try breakfast... More 

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Thank Harold K
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Harold for your kind comments, encouragement and to recommend us to the TripAdvisor followers. We have a big menu and our breakfast side is served all day so do not hesitate to visit us at lunch time for a breakfast treat. We are glad you enjoyed our new attractive patio and had a great time. Looking forward to... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

French toast sucked!! Eggs Benedict was cold and had a funky taste! They have an Hispanic women cooking French cuisine...They should change the name of the restaurant! Save your money and go to another restaurant!

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Thank ABDesigns
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

We understand that as any restaurant in the world we are subject to critics and cannot please everyone, it is a given despite the fact that we have been in business for more than 24 years and satisfied thousands with our loyal following of regulars. What we do not understand and accept is that racist comments can be written toward... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on Sunday morning about 11:30am. The place was almost full. The location is good, quiet, easy to park. It took a while for the waitress to come to our table and bring the drinks after we were seated. (Probably because they were busy) We ordered orange juice ,omelet and pancakes. The potatoes that came w the omelet were... More 

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La Quinta, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

our breakfasts arrived and all we could say was WOW. 4 different things and all very yummy. Other plates went by and they too got attention for their appeal. The patio was pleasant but the inside looked a bit less inviting. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank batty572015
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit and review, we also appreciate the 4 stars given which means a lot to us and the TripAdvisor followers. Glad you were impressed by the dishes presentation at your table and around you, we believe that even in a casual Bistro our plates should look as enticing as possible. Our outside patio... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very tasty French cafe. Can't say I have much experience with French breakfast but the smoked salmon Crepes were amazing. And much more food than I expected. I had the fruit bowl and was pleasantly surprised it was not your traditional fruit, bananas apples kiwis pineapple it was very refreshing. And a good deal at just 20 bucks. Great place... More 

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Thank 2adroit
PASCAL L, Owner at Bonjour Cafe, responded to this review

Bonjour and thank you for your recent great review of our French Bistro. The Salmon Crepes have been on our menu for over 15 years since it is a very popular dish and we are glad you had the opportunity to try them. We also have a great Salmon Benedict, Salmon Scramble, Salmon open face Sandwich and more Plenty to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24633 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-6368
Description
A cozy table service or takeout traditional French Bistro place with indoor and lovely outdoor seating since 1992.Open everyday for Breakfast and Lunch with an extensive menu featuring a lot of Parisian specialties, serving generous portions including a kid menu for the little ones.We serve Wine and Beer plus weekend Champagne specials, serving also all kind of Coffee drinks from Cappucino to machiato etc...Free Parking is available all along the street plus we have a back private parking lot. We are located in the heart of Dana Point, 1 mile above the harbor and 5 minutes from all major resorts such as Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Marriott.

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