Penguin Cafe

American Restaurant
981 S Coast Hwy (at Anita St), Laguna Beach, CA 92651, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–2:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–1:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 45 votes

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    Libby S.
    "breakfast penguin schimla style on egg mcmuffin sub ham"(2 Tips)
    Annamaria R.
    "Eggs & bacon & pancakes are my morning breakfast 😋"(2 Tips)
    Kim C.
    "Best sat morning breakfast!"(2 Tips)
    Sterling P.
    "Get a peanut butter and chocolate shake!"(2 Tips)
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18 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • breakfast food
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • corned beef hash
  • huevos rancheros
  • tamales
  • great value
  • lively
  • eggs
  • green chili
  • good for a quick meal
  • sub sandwiches
  • authentic
  • bacon
  • cozy
  • casual
  • ham
  • diner food
  • chocolate chips
  • beach
  • Annamaria R.

    Eggs & bacon & pancakes are my morning breakfast 😋

    Annamaria Robertazzi · 3 weeks ago
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  • Steve C.

    The Mexican Benedict is excellent you can ask for it even if its not on the specials menu

    Steve Craig · February 1
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  • Maha G.

    Breakfast Penguin Sandwich=so delicious , the place doesn't reflect food greatness

    Maha G · August 21, 2014
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  • Aaron C.

    Green Chili Tamale Omelet = Awesome!

    Aaron Clifford · June 14, 2014
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  • Michael B.

    Order the MJB special

    Michael Beresford · November 11, 2013
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  • Stephanie L.

    Eggs Benedict are only available on weekends. Be sure to order them when you come. Best locally owned and run diner!

    Stephanie Leavitt · May 12, 2013
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  • Aimee M.

    Great local breakfast joint. I love that they don't need to load up my plate with a ton of food and it's so affordable.

    Aimee M · January 28, 2013
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  • Matt W.

    O'brien is the bomb. Get a half order and u will be plenty full!

    Matt Wheaton · December 28, 2012
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  • James K.

    Orange Juice is not fresh Californian. :(

    James Kennedy · April 19, 2012
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  • Libby S.

    get irie & order the breakfast penguin schimla style on egg mcmuffin sub ham for bacon & sub a choco chip pancake for the side

    Libby Schimmoeller · April 14, 2012
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  • Henrik J.

    Penguin Obrian is amazing!

    Henrik Johnson · February 3, 2012
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  • Donovan C.

    Try "the penguin" breakfast sandwich and ask for salsa. It's delicious!

    Donovan Cain · September 7, 2011
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  • Sterling P.

    Get a peanut butter and chocolate shake! They are quite good.

    Sterling Phillips · September 7, 2011
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  • The T.

    Order the corned beef hash every time!

    The Termite Guy · June 12, 2011
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  • Kim C.

    Best sat morning breakfast! A total locals spot where you always feel welcome.

    Kim C · September 25, 2010
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  • Tony K.

    This is the best "greasy spoon" diner in Laguna Beach.

    Tony Klein · May 28, 2010
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  • Rob D.

    Huevos rancheros, a must.

    Rob Digiovanni · April 20, 2010
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  • Tony K.

    Best in lb.

    Tony Klein · April 18, 2010
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