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Plums Cafe

369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
+1 949-722-7586
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“plums” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (15 reviews)
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08:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
369 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3270
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, very good service you will not leave hungry! Raspberry pancakes are like nothing you've ever had.

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good healthy food. One of the better places to catch lunch in the area. Good place to catch up with friends

Thank bertpaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attracted to this cafe by the great reviews. The orders were quite good and well prepared, but no ware near to match the reviews.

Thank Wallace K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a bustling Sunday morning at the restaurant, but the wait was short for a table outside. The brunch menu options were very intriguing. We ordered the coconut French toast, spinach & feta omelet, eggs with apple-maple sausage, and raspberry pancakes. We savored every...More

Thank ima_little_hungry
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Kaleena, our server, was world class; however, the restaurant is all hard surfaces and so noisy you can barely have a conversation. Coffee is $ 3.50 and breakfast costs in the $15 range. The food was good, but not great.

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 30 December 2017

PLUMS CAFÉ offers an amazing breakfast, buffet and lunch menu. My wife ordered the Specialty Omelet with bacon, ham, feta cheese, olives and avocado, with a side of fresh fruit; I ordered another Specialty Omelet with bacon, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions and spinach, with a...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We are their on a weekday and the service was good. They refilled coffee and asked if we needed anything else. The biscuit and gravy breakfast tasted awful. The bacon and egg breakfast was good. Overall I feel they are overrated and will not return

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. The service was excellent and when asked, several recommendations were made and ordered. We were not disappointed with the suggestions. The Vietnamese pork and egg bowl, Plum’s biscuit and gravy, Santa Fe eggs Benedict and the Campfire trout and eggs were...More

Thank attiecat
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is amazing for breakfast! I've been here twice, and loved it both times, and had amazing service both times. There are so many great sounding options on the menu, our whole group had a hard times deciding what to order, but everyone loved...More

Thank rlsybrandy
Reviewed 7 November 2017

With so many restaurants in Orange County, it is hard to know where to go next. I happened to be over near Plums Cafe and decided it was time to check it off the list. I absolutely love this cafe. It is tucked into the...More

Thank beetrvln
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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
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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.
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