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Old Vine Café

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • Ranked #2 for New American restaurants in Costa Mesa
  • Andrea B.
    "Try the Porcini Mushrooms Mac & Cheese - Excellent texture."(4 Tips)
    DAR A.
    "Love their mushroom mac and their burrata."(4 Tips)
    Claire L.
    "Tasting menu with wine pairings is the best deal in town."(3 Tips)
    Karl D.
    "amazing 10/10 & Porcini Mushroom Mac & Cheese 7/10 & Cheesecake"(7 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • porcini mushroom mac
  • omelettes
  • mac & cheese
  • crêpes
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    DApril 11
    Banana pecan crepe and smoke salmon omelette with homemade biscuit with pistachio butter spread
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  • Ashi S.
    Ashi SoniDecember 3, 2015
    Brown butter gnocchi!! And the eggplant burrata! So so good!
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy ShaftoOctober 24, 2015
    Great tasty breakfast, fast service and relaxed atmosphere. Be warned, very popular so get there early or be prepared to queue!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BarroSeptember 6, 2015
    Excellent and unique brunch menu.
  • Euni F.
    Euni FAugust 3, 2015
    Pulled pork omelette is tasty but more suitable for a big man!
  • Nicky B.
    Nicky BentleyJune 7, 2015
    Go for the pizza omelet. Delicious!
  • Nicky B.
    Nicky BentleyJune 7, 2015
    Omelets, brunch
  • Ron
    RonApril 26, 2015
    Very unique options. Goat, tongue, and comfort foods like biscuits and gravy. I love the fire scent in the air and woodsy feel. The open face is great. Spicy but wonderful favors. The goat is unique.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorApril 25, 2015
  • DAR A.
    DAR AbdulMarch 15, 2015
    It's gets very busy on weekends. Love their mushroom mac and their burrata.
  • Louis E.
    Louis EwensJanuary 18, 2015
    Great breakfast! But expect to wait for a table even if the place is empty.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoOctober 26, 2014
    What a satisfying meal for Sunday brunch. The portion is unbelievable. The ingredients and selections are definitely surprisingly tasty. If feeling adventurous, try their very tender Lengua Omelette!
  • Chervey F.
    Chervey FanOctober 26, 2014
    The Open Faced is really good - big enough portions to share! I LOVED the porcini mushroom mac & cheese.
  • Dëva H.
    Dëva HolikOctober 22, 2014
    Great place for brunch try the smoked salmon or one of their crépes they also have great Blueberry French Toast
  • Ari
    AriOctober 14, 2014
    Great breakfast. New spreads - awesome omletes. Best eggs around
  • Neal R.
    Neal RAugust 26, 2014
    Excellent food, but very long wait
  • Bao L.
    Bao LyAugust 7, 2014
    Paninis are good here, such as their roast beef & white truffle cheese with garlic aioli. Simple and delicious.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    This tiny eatery impresses with an affordable small-plates menu, breakfast-through-dinner hours and a wine list that belies its claustrophobic dining room. Read more
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MolooJuly 28, 2014
    Try the beef tongue with a glass of gamay!
  • Faisal A.
    Faisal AlmugairinJuly 26, 2014
    Great breakfast
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BresciaMay 30, 2014
    The servers were really awkward with us. We had a reservation but they still treated us like we had no idea what we were doing. The food was good but we all got sick a couple hours later :(
  • Max M.
    Max MMay 5, 2014
    Open Faced is the most popular dish they have and it is very tasty with its delicious gravy!
  • Kiela
    KielaMarch 30, 2014
    Waited 45min for our food. Only to get one ravioli and really small portions. Probably won't be back.
  • Sahar A.
    Sahar AhmadFebruary 17, 2014
    The cannoli is a must have :)
  • Keira W.
    Keira WhiteDecember 29, 2013
    Tasty Food
  • Karl D.
    Karl DetkenNovember 17, 2013
    3 course $22 special: Caprice Mozzarella Burrata was amazing 10/10 & Porcini Mushroom Mac & Cheese 7/10 & Cheesecake 5/10.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 22, 2013
    Great ambiance. So so food.
  • Travel C.
    Travel Costa MesaAugust 7, 2013
    Chef Mark McDonald has created a 3-course lunch featuring some of his signature dishes all for just $22. See the menu here: Read more
  • Scott M.
    Scott Mc KiernanJuly 20, 2013
    STAY FAR away! Checkin person was rude. Then once seated, after many people who came after us sat down, made me & newborn, give up our table for a friend of hers ... Who of course did not wait 30 min
  • Ahmed K (.
    والله حرام الفرنش توست حقه يتقارن ب plums cafe.
  • Derrick W.
    Derrick WilliamsJune 10, 2013
    Open faced breakfast is simply amazing!!!!
  • JBo T.
    JBo TapesMay 5, 2013
    Get the mac n cheese...
  • Eden T.
    Eden TsaiApril 21, 2013
    Classic dishes served up in an innovative way. Caprese of Mozarella Buratta (w/ flash fried arugula) and Char Grilled Lamp Chops (w/ dried blueberry Syrah demiglace) were amazing!
  • Matt L.
    Matt ListApril 13, 2013
    Very long wait time. If you don't mind sitting outside for 30-60 minutes it'd be worth it.
  • Carlo
    CarloMarch 31, 2013
    Share the open faced breakfast. Came here really hungry, normally, I don't share my food cause I'm just that much of a glutton, but seriously. Share the open faced or take half of it home.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KidderFebruary 27, 2013
    Get the Bloody Mary, made with Soju, the perfect amount of sweet and savory with a little kick!
  • Peter H.
    Peter HardieFebruary 23, 2013
    Hands down the best restaurant in Orange County
  • MikeY.
    MikeY.February 17, 2013
    Pulled Pork Panini and Tuna Melt. Both AWESOME!
  • Andreas U.
    Andreas UngerFebruary 9, 2013
    Smoked salmon omelet. Oh my.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CoughlinDecember 30, 2012
    Tasting menus INCLUDE the wine! No brainer. Chef's menu is seasonal and delicious.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiDecember 1, 2012
    Try the Porcini Mushrooms Mac & Cheese - Excellent texture. The pasta was al dente and the taste was just amazing. I love this place.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LenneySeptember 23, 2012
    Great spot for playing spot the hipster. Close your eyes, point a random direction and you most likely found one. Now rinse and repeat!
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica G.September 2, 2012
    Chocolate and peanut butter French toast = exquisite.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica G.September 2, 2012
    Cheese grits = divine.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica G.September 2, 2012
    Delicious. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Love the chocolate/peanut butter French toast, cinnamon buns, and cheese grits.
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