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373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
+1 949-497-5100
09:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pasta! The service was really good too, and the desserts are huge. We had a really good time here. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Katherine R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and I were two of a total of 8 people in the restaurant, and our server could not keep up with the room. We saw food waiting to be picked up, but the server left it in the window. We both thought the French Onion Soup was delicious, and the Nutella and strawberry crepe was wonderful. Unfortunately, we... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love, love this restuant!! I mean, it had the me at the "Champagne Drinks" but I really fell for it after I saw all their dessert masterpieces. Lots of options on the menu, and there will be plenty on your plate for left overs!

Thank at_thetravellingbugs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eyed the fabulous looking desserts in the entry way for days prior to visiting them late one evening. On placing our order the waiter almost appeared shocked with our pasty requests. Once the clearly confused waiter realized we were serious he invited to a table once we left him with our orders. Our selections were shortly delivered to our... More 

Thank Wdeslauriers
Walla Walla, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant to dine while watching the sunset. The posted menu looked good, as did the dessert case. The waiter was gracious and very attentive. The food fell short of our expectations, unfortunately. We ordered the sea bass and Dover sole. Presentation of the food was good, but both lacked flavor. The music was perfect for a... More 

Thank epilifer
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oooooo my gooood!!!!! There the worst service in Laguna Beach! They don't care about customers and I completely sure that anyone who visited this cafe gets the worst service.

Thank Алексей Н
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is terrible!!! They don't care about customers at all((( Food is not so good too(( I don't recommend this cafe

Thank Elena L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just "ehh" for me. It felt fake, like it was trying really hard to be a French restaurant in a touristy spot of Laguna but didn't go all the way. The food was decent but not anything I'd rave about. The patio was nice, right on the beach.

Thank ShanersD
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved eating breakfast here, sitting at a table overlooking the ocean The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I had the apple crepes which were outstanding and my wife had the eggs florentine and proclaimed them as the best she has enjoyed in years try this place!!!

Thank davefoshee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Expected more from the reviews I read but was disappointed in the service and the food. Hubby had the Cajun linguini and said it was very tasty. I ordered the shrimp and avocado salad and I expected a dinner sized salad. What I got was more a deconstructed salad with shrimp and scallops (which I don't like and was not... More 

Thank JVLD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 47
French, American, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-5100
Laguna's only California French restaurant located in downtown Laguna, with spectacular ocean views overlooking Main Beach. Excellent cuisine with a French bakery. Full liquor license. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and parties. Free parking on premises. Romantic outdoor patio, incredible dinner menu, best coffee and dessert. Lobster special on Wednesday, French Night Prix Fix Menu on Friday night and Live music on Saturday & Friday. Full size bakery with home made traditional French patisserie with twenty one MACARON flavors including chocolate camel milk macarons, "CAMELRONS."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?