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Old Vine Café

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • Ranked #3 for New American restaurants in Costa Mesa
  • Andrea B.
    "Try the Porcini Mushrooms Mac & Cheese - Excellent texture."(3 Tips)
    DAR A.
    "Love their mushroom mac and their burrata."(4 Tips)
    Dëva H.
    "great Blueberry French Toast"(2 Tips)
    Claire L.
    "Tasting menu with wine pairings is the best deal in town."(3 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • omelettes
  • porcini mushroom mac
  • brunch food
  • mac & cheese
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  • Eman a.
    Eman alnuaimAugust 18
    Cozy,lovely stuff,the open face is great 👌🏼
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca ElizabethJuly 9
    Been here 5+ times
    I adore old vine cafe. It's one of my favorite places to go for breakfast food. I haven't tried their dinner menu so can't talk about that. But I always get their blueberry French toast❤️😍👌🏼
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariNovember 19, 2016
    Vegetarian omelette is so good. Caramel french toast is average.
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    DApril 11, 2016
    Banana pecan crepe and smoke salmon omelette with homemade biscuit with pistachio butter spread
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    DApril 11, 2016
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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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 10+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Derrick W.
    Derrick WilliamsJune 10, 2013
    Open faced breakfast is simply amazing!!!!
  • JBo T.
    JBo TapesMay 5, 2013
    Get the mac n cheese...
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 25+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Travel C.
    Travel Costa MesaAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Open-faced. You're welcome.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Reuben
  • Tony Y.
    Tony YuJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cappuccino
  • Superb
    SuperbJune 26, 2012
    Homemade English muffins, homemade jams, BBQ pulled pork omelet, vegetarian omelet, crepes...You really can't go wrong here!
  • Greg P.
    Greg PhilippiApril 7, 2012
    Treat your tastebuds with the homemade Pistachio Nut Spread or Apple butter!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CoramMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get 6 world-class bottles of wine for $60!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MDecember 18, 2011
    Get the hazlenut, dark chocolate crepe. You will love yourself afterwards.
  • Jack L.
    Jack LiuDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese is amazing here.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyNovember 16, 2011
    Voted Best Service In A Restaurant in OC Weekly's Best of 201 Issue. Stop by for quality service and endless wine selection. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners! Read more
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyNovember 2, 2011
    Stop by Old Vine Cafe for All-American cuisine, quality service, and endless wine selection. Voted Best Service In A Restaurant in OC Weekly's Best of 201 Issue.
  • Chantal B.
    Chantal BelangerOctober 28, 2011
    Hazelnut ganache crepe is to die for!
  • Claire L.
    Claire LunaOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Tasting menu with wine pairings is the best deal in town. Chef Mark ROCKS.
  • Kenneth Y.
    Kenneth YanSeptember 15, 2011
    mac n cheese!
  • Reyner T.
    Reyner TantraAugust 13, 2011
    Italian quiche with Gouda and order with fruits instead of toast! Yummm!! The fruit bowl is humongous!
  • Christina
    ChristinaJune 24, 2011
    Definitely not the place to go if you want something lighter.
  • Shalina P.
    Shalina PeeraMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    hearts of palm salad & caprese w.fried arugula is amazing!
  • karla
    karlaJanuary 16, 2011
    Open on Sundays not closed!!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ShippeyNovember 11, 2010
    Best biscuits and gravy I have ever had!
  • alexandra r.
    alexandra robinsonOctober 3, 2010
    6 bottles of wine for $60!
  • Inez V.
    Inez VasquezAugust 28, 2010
    The open faced breakfast...sooo good! Enough for 2 people.
  • Ana A.
    Ana AguilarAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG!!!! Bleu Cheesecake!
  • Noah B.
    Noah BlomAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't should.
  • Cori B.
    Cori BaileyJuly 28, 2010
    Their house-made strawberry marmalade is oh-so-yummy!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RexJuly 24, 2010
    Ask Brandon for a wine pairing with any thing. You will not be disappointed. He knows exactly what works best with every plate.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RainesJuly 19, 2010
    Closed on Sundays. D'oh.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KalmApril 26, 2010
    The Italian coffee is heavenly.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MurilloApril 11, 2010
    The burrata caprese at Old Vine is the pinnacle of capreses. Unreal.
  • Bob S.
    Bob StockingJanuary 8, 2010
    The seasonal tasting menu is fantastic!
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlharbyJuly 14, 2013
    والله حرام الفرنش توست حقه يتقارن ب plums cafe.
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