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What a Dish Cafe & Catering

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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, French, American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
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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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 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...More

Thank Judy123123123
Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 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 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 8 September 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...More

Thank pw65_12
Reviewed 6 September 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.

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

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
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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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.
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