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“People and Pet Friendly Cafe”

What a Dish Cafe & Catering
Ranked #41 of 149 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price range: US$10 - US$17
Cuisines: American, French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
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.
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 bowl of fruit, Kids Quesadilla, and Chocolate Chip Muffin ("Mom, this was the best muffin, in my life"}. We saw many quests with their furbabies, all well behaved as the Café also has "Furry Friends" offerings as well. The staff were very prompt and not overbearing. The bakery items looked delicious, but we were too satisfied to make a purchase. Mimosas, Champagne and Bloody Mary's looked inviting, but perhaps another time when kid's aren't in tow. Although it was quite busy, no one was rushing or pushing for us to leave. I quite enjoyed this café and expect to return on a weekday when the pace surely settles.

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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.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This place was a real find. It was walking distance from our hotel, and everything we had there was great. I was so happy to find organic coffee nearby, as everyone I asked didn't have a clue where to find it. Definitely a place I'd return to on our next visit.

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Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Good afternoon Judy,

I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,
Jordan R.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Surrounded by larger restaurants and commercial properties, this cute little neighborhood restaurant offers good food in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is my favorite, but they have lovely menu for lunch and dinner as well. If you don't have time to sit down at one one many outdoor tables, you can hop inside and order something decadent from their bakery. They also do a great job catering.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely indoor/outdoor cafe with a healthy variety of selections. Also do cake tasting for events. Dessert shots delicious. Specialty brewed teas. Nice to sit outside.

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Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Good morning lllorita,

I'm so happy to hear about your recent experience. Thank you so much for spending the day with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Cheers,
Jordan R.

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