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Penguin Cafe

981 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2726
+1 949-494-1353
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“french toast” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
981 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I were looking for a breakfast after church. As we returned to our hotel on Costal Hwy we spotted this neat looking restaurant. It was nearly packed, but had room for two more. I had the BEST hash, eggs, and potatoes! Wow, a...More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get right in by sitting at the counter which was just fine with us. A yummy omelet for me and a club for my friend. Coffee and OJ completed our meals. A lot of food and taste good too. You can...More

Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my daughters today for breakfast. Really nice. Recommend the Corned Beef Hash. Very quaint setting and dry friendly staff. Will definitely be coming back.

Thank tsmithSevenoaks
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with two small children. Had an amazing club sandwich and the staff was friendlt

Thank MidwestBum
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a local place to grab some eggs, a sandwich or whatever. The food is good and relatively inexpensive... for Laguna Beach.

Thank GlobalAdventurist
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Late brunch while on family trip, we checked trip advisor and found this gem. Good portions of food served up with fun waitress. owner on site so food is quickly created and served to guest satisfaction.

Thank kevinkpic
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is exactly what you expect - good but standard breakfast plates in a traditional café setting! Expect to wait for a table.

Thank LauerMummau
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Has to be the best Americana style diner on the OC coast! Have been coming here for years and it's always good, if not great! One of the best old style huevos rancheros in OC, and a great chorizo & eggs, too. Breakfast burritos, the...More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and I arrived and was seated within 2 mins during the height of breakfast rush. I ordered egges & home fries & bacon. Was cooked perfect and very good. My husband ordered the eggs benedict. He is very particular about this dish. Powder...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Big tasty portions of cooking from seemed like moms kitchen. Friendly quick on the coffee and in Laguna reasonable pricing. I loved it, so we went back a second time in just our 4 day stay. Kids wanted it also! Rustic late classic diner charm.

Thank KeithMack
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 981 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-1353
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