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Rooster Cafe

Breakfast Spot, Sandwich Place, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • Ranked #3 for breakfast spots in Costa Mesa
  • Ami R.
    "The breakfast burrito w/sausage & add avocado is awesome!"(17 Tips)
    Philip D.
    "Loved the huevos rancheros."(7 Tips)
    Ryan R.
    "... My recommendation: 1) Mexican Mocha 2) Breakfast burrito 3) Huevos Rancheros..."(4 Tips)
    Adam C.
    "Early Riser"(2 Tips)
69 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast burritos
  • huevos rancheros
  • riser
  • coffee
  • Mexican Mocha
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  • Lacie F.
    Lacie FisherJanuary 14
    I have been here 2 Sundays in a row after church & have gotten the same thing (chicken pesto sandwhich) twice -- it's the best I have ever had... I low-key crave this sandwich throughout my week.. :-)
  • Julia N.
    Julia NOctober 17, 2015
    Breakfast burritos and fresh squeezed OJ. YUMMMM.
  • Alexis
    AlexisJuly 26, 2015
    A had a scramble of some sort than came with rice, filled the entire plate and was amazing! Employees are very friendly and welcoming!
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyJune 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good cheap breakfast. The squaw bread is great!
  • Jay H.
    Jay HowardMarch 23, 2015
    Tastey, quick, not expensive, small, crowded, very busy, worth it!
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Consistently good and reasonably priced breakfast. Love the Huevos Rancheros.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GrecoFebruary 21, 2015
    Good quality good portions good people= back for more...
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua RobinsonFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast burritos and tacos
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleDecember 27, 2014
    Their breakfast sandwich is so good here! They'll happily upgrade you: i.e. add hashbrowns into it.
  • Neal R.
    Neal ROctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burrito for the win
  • John W.
    John WilkinsonSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best breakfast burrito I have found in the area. Get it with bacon and sausage for good variety. Salsa on the side is ok but not great, use hot sauce instead. For a drink get the Mexican mocha.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoSeptember 14, 2014
    AWESOME spot for breakfast. Parking might be an issue but their Mexican Mocha is just phenomenal. So sweet and filled with caffeine. And it goes without saying, their breakfast items are all delicious
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GallenAugust 12, 2014
    Came here twice in less than a week and got the breakfast tacos and huevos rancheros. Both filled me up well into the afternoon! Great value.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GuzmánAugust 6, 2014
    Huevos rancheros. This is a great breakfast dish. A little spicy but just right.
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    This Costa Mesa eatery draws crowds mostly for its breakfast burritos, massive bricks too heavy on the eggs and too light on the sharp Cheddar, and crunchy, greasy hash browns but still damn good. Read more
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SmithMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pro tip: If the place is super busy, don't sit there for 30 minutes doing a crossword puzzle.
  • Neal R.
    Neal RDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burrito - no egg + avocado
  • Diesel F.
    Diesel FelixDecember 8, 2013
    Such a small place, not enough seats, people sit & read magazines while others are waiting for seats. This is why I don't come here too often.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoNovember 24, 2013
    Mexican mocha is the beeeessstttt!!!
  • Tony M.
    Tony MascarenasOctober 26, 2013
    Foods good but the lady at the front counter might of worked in prison or at least she talks to customers that way.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BridgesAugust 31, 2013
    Frigging awesome breakfast burrito and great coffee. Two people for 21$. Bam!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CheungAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Honestly the Early Riser is one of the best restaurant breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. Crispy bacon, fried egg and cheese perfection on a toasted piece of bread. Delicious.
  • Mindy M.
    Mindy MarieJuly 20, 2013
    Noisy. Take it to go!
  • A B.
    A BJune 27, 2013
    I very much love their early riser!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RomeroJune 2, 2013
    Awesome place for a Mexican breakfast. My recommendation: 1) Mexican Mocha 2) Breakfast burrito 3) Huevos Rancheros MUY MUY YUM!
  • Mortgage Capital Associates
    Rooster serves some of the best brewed coffee in Orange County. No frills, just a good cup to start your morning.
  • Lorrayne L.
    Lorrayne LucieApril 20, 2013
    Do not get the huevo ranchero.
  • Ami R.
    Ami RobbinsMarch 16, 2013
    The breakfast burrito w/sausage & add avocado is awesome! And the salsa is some of the best I've ever had! 
  • Yaniva F.
    Yaniva FloresFebruary 2, 2013
    Come and get a breakfast burrito (:
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlvaradoJanuary 23, 2013
    Aren't Texas things supposed to be big? The Texas breakfast (2 eggs, sausage or bacon and a slice of toast) was SUPER TINY. Left hungry and it was too busy to order more food. Not worth the wait/$.
  • Christina
    ChristinaJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not on the menu but they can make you egg whites!
  • George O.
    George OttDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rooster PM Review: AWESOME!! No Corkage! Ask for Josh, give him a glass of your wine, and enjoy the great food and vibe.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChuNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Be prepared to wait weekend mornings.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MirandaOctober 6, 2012
    Huevos rancheros. That is all.
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua McCartneyOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Fried Fillet Mignon
  • Joakim R.
    Joakim RisingSeptember 13, 2012
    Try EVERYTHING ......
  • Tony Y.
    Tony YuAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the texas toast
  • Jack C.
    Jack CurryAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their specials are usually really good value for the money.
  • Jake E.
    Jake EyermanAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing chicken tortilla soup! If you're lucky enough to be there when they have it, get it!
  • Marian P.
    Marian PascualJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hearty Scramble. My suggestion, get the two egg scramble instead, if you're thinking of getting this plate. It's the same price, but ask for scrambled eggs and you get a plus of bacon or sausages.
  • Martis D.
    Martis DJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the breakfast burrito $5.25 what a deal.
  • Marcy O.
    Marcy OttMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food - the Mushroom 3 way is a fav. Also, No corkage (make sure to offer a taste to the wait staff)!
  • Jose S.
    Jose SaavedraMay 9, 2012
    Love this place, like to try new things and as I was headed to gypsy den I spotted this gem, all in all to paraphrase AWSOME ... Don't believe me, next you stop by try the chicken quesadilla ...
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua McCartneyMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
  • Philip D.
    Philip DerasMarch 16, 2012
    Really good food, and at good price. Loved the huevos rancheros. Parking sucks though
  • Jason V.
    Jason VillalpandoMarch 1, 2012
    Breakfast Burrito!!! That's all that needs to be said
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YangJanuary 22, 2012
    Was not impressed with breakfast ...especially the hashbrowns... bland.
  • TheBC
    TheBCOctober 19, 2011
    Seriously....the best breakfast tacos in town.
  • Eboni V.
    Eboni VannOctober 9, 2011
    Anything! Cannot go wrong here, the best.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MitchellAugust 22, 2011
    Great great food...
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