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Pop's Cafe

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112 E 9th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-3505
+1 714-543-2772
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:30 - 13:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This place is cheap and cheerful. Usually easy to get a table outside. Good is very unremarkable and not that tasty. Cheap ingredients. The portions are big and it's perfectly fine to full up for the morning.

Thank Joe D
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place has good breakfast and lunch options. Food tastes great, service is good. Good for quick bites too.

Thank Abida S
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This place does exactly what it takes on the tin. It's a traditional diner in the heart of downturn Santa Ana. Don't expect a breakfast to remember but you will enjoy the good amount of outdoor seating where we often sit with our dog. Service is fast and friendly. It's cheap and even though all the food is mass sourced... More 

Thank Joe D
Santa Ana, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast here and it was very good. The cafe is off on side street 9th... between Main St. and Bush. I got there pretty early on Sunday (8:00) and it was already busy. On nice days the outdoor seating fills up quickly. I had the French Toast... nothing fancy but good and hot.

Thank Willie H
Santa Ana, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I love this place! There is a great selection of breakfast staples. The food is all home made. The portions are enormous - don't be afraid to split something! I am absolutely obsessed with the deep fried french toast. There are no words to describe this deliciousness.

Thank JoyMcN
Tustin, California
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Open for lunch. Popular with judges, attorneys and office workers at lunch time. Parking on street or in small parking lot. Food is coffee shop menu. They have tables outside which is nice when you have been in the office all day. They do take out and you can call ahead to order.

Thank 911jackie
Fullerton, California
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721 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

In the heart of Santa Ana off of Main Street you will find this little old school diner. There is indoor and outdoor seating and it does get really busy. Only open for Breakfast and Lunch and caters to those working in the area. Service is quick and they have all of your old school favorites.

Thank RockNCreekGirl
California, USA
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1,123 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Brisk walk from the court house. Lot's of "badge" people (city and court employee's dine hear). Nice outdoor seating. great service and good food. The "brown bag" people are released prisoners - probation office across the café. Check out the daily specials. recommended MeuterMedia

Thank MeuterMedia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

POPS is a throwback to the 1950's Diner. You choose from sidewalk or interior dining. Portions are large, food is fresh but service is hit-and-miss (kinda slow but always friendly). We love this place.

Thank FrankPatti1959
Ashland, Oregon
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111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Pop's is a landmark in K's family. Located in downtown Santa Ana, Pop's is the place to go for a casual, hearty breakfast. You can't go wrong with the chicken fried steak. The cinnamon roll is also excellent. We always enjoy sitting outside on the sidewalk with our dog even though it can be noisy with traffic on the very... More 

Thank lostinoregon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 13:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E 9th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-543-2772

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