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Mustard Cafe

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41 Auto Center Dr Ste 103, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2847
+1 949-716-1000
08:00 - 17:00
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Lake Forest, California
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I got the lunch special half turkey sandwich with salad is a good price. The wheat bread is more like a multi grain and I love that. We also got the So Cal Italian sandwich, very good. Food served on real plates with real forks and knives. Don't see that much in a sandwich shop these days. They also serve... More 

Thank sandicat61
new jersey
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583 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I had a huge Greek salad and a glass of wine. It was delicious . You order at the counter and the have a huge menu plus daily specials. The service was fast .

Thank Bridgetpianos
Vancouver, B.C.
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480 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Looking for a casual lunch salad and stumbled upon Mustard Cafe not to be disappointed: strictly speaking really excellent salads with special mention of the Asian Chicken Salad with sesame dressing. This establishment is nothing fancy with (efficient) counter ordering followed by table service in a clean and presentable environment. Based on the quality of the salads, one can only... More 

Thank Dalecorp
Southern Cal
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Mustard Cafe is one of the best, consistent, unique experiences in the area. Their food is fresh and not-fast food. I had the pastrami (on rye, instead of the normal big bread). They have specials and wi-fi, so those are bonuses.

Thank James M
Orange, California
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213 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The chicken kabob was a little overcooked, but the beef kabob was delightful. They have a great, friendly staff and a really nice environment. Why aren’t more people here? They seem to really push their breakfast menu, so maybe that’s the ticket. HINT: Come for breakfast!

Thank FunintheOCsun
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A small little café tucked away in a strip mall type area but surprisingly different. The menu choices are out of the ordinary, tastefully prepared and pleasing to the palate. You can see why most of their business is supplying local companies, once you find them you are hooked.

Thank Daryl S
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We love this place for a yummy office lunch. Great crusty French bread, good salads, their soups are delicious... It's also a fun bistro atmosphere, especially for a strip mall.

Thank Whitlinger
Portola Hills, CA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

I really like the Apple pecan salad (added grilled chicken) - the dressing is the best - but we call it the $ 10 salad place. Salads are very high priced for what you get. We like the flavor though so every so often we go there. When you order To-Go make sure you review your order before leaving the... More 

Thank Marisa R
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Very creative and luscious menu. Sandwiches combine fresh ingredients... Beef & Brie, for example.

Thank Jefisan
Anaheim, California
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

Located near the Foothill Ranch Auto Center, The Mustard Café is a great place to unwind for lunch or grab a bite while your car is being serviced. All of their menu items are made “the way food should be”. They use Boar’s Head meats, fresh produce (delivered daily), fresh breads (delivered daily), no preservatives, homemade dressings, and homemade soups.... More 

Thank OCFoodDiva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cafe, Soups, French
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Auto Center Dr Ste 103, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2847
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-716-1000

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