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What a Dish Cafe & Catering

) #24 of 123 Restaurants in Dana Point €€ - €€€ Italian, French, American
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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, French, American, Cafe, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I just happened on this cafe in Dana Point. The wait staff saw my dogs and immediately made me and the pups feel welcomed. A large water dish was brought out and my dogs were served "pup cakes" that they devoured. I had the largest...More

Thank Kelley H
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Have come here about once every 2 months for brunch and have always had a pleasant experience. The food is wonderful, the staff has always been friendly (one employee saw my party cold and turned on the heat lamp for us), and the location is...More

Thank sbarajasjr
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very good light menu, good selection of beers, very attentive young staff all in all a very relaxing way to spend a weekend morning or early afternoon. What a Dish closes at 3:00 pm. There is a large outside patio and a courtyard, if the...More

Thank 333greenman
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a couple lunches here and really like it! Seating outside is great. Tasty salads and great place to meet friends for lunch.

Thank DonnaKarson
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wonderfully fresh and healthy selections for breakfast and Brunch. I love the thick bacon and blueberry pancakes the best. Arrive early, it fills up fast!

Thank Cyndi W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food here is quite good, with a good selection. It's the service that's unpredictable. One day it's great, the next it's terrible.

Thank placestopaint
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Just went for first time with wife, niece, sister-in-law and her husband...weather was beautiful! Sat outside...split 32 oz Bloody Mary with wife...problems with drink orders for others because some ingredients and juices had run out...waiter did best to make up including offering free mimosas...I ordered...More

Thank Buck911
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped in for a late breakfast. Waited 20 minutes for an inside table (chilly February morning) and got seated next to the display of amazing cakes (and macarons and cupcakes, etc., etc.). Good coffee, but the herb tea steeped in a special container, was amazing....More

Thank kaje54
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The food quality is worth the good reviews. However, the service was a little slack. We were waiting a while before we were attended to and it wasn't a busy day, only five tables were occupied. But I would go there again for the food.

Thank lovetoraveltheworld
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went there for Brunch on Sunday, It was my first time and I followed my Son-in-Laws lead. The Eggs Benny was the best I have ever had. The poached eggs were perfect along with the Canadian bacon and Hollandaise sauce. The service was quick...More

Thank Wally Z
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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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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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