While in Newport Beach for a business trip, my clients took me out for a quick lunch before our meetings resumed. We went to the nearby Haute Cakes, a favorite of their staff.
Walking through the courtyard, I could tell from the conversations and by looking at the plates that this would be a good place for lunch. My clients had a salad and soup; I chose the BLTA, the local take on the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato - by adding avocado. The sandwich was amazing - especially the homemade mayo. Along with a selection of fruit, it was a very nice lunch.
Even with all the tables full nearby, we were able to have a good conversation over lunch. With lots of menu choices, it's easy to see why Haute Cakes is a popular place.