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The Gypsy Den

The Gypsy Den Cafe @ the L.A.B.

Café and New American Restaurant$$$$
Costa Mesa
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7.6/10
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  • Ranked #10 for cafés in Costa Mesa
  • Christine K.
    "The fresh Banana Mocha is delicious!!!"(4 Tips)
    Brian N.
    "Try the veggie BLT on a whole wheat pita"(3 Tips)
    캐쉬 문.
    "Except the adobe stew."(4 Tips)
    Gregg L.
    "Mayan mocha is the way to go. or try a strawberry banana smoothie."(3 Tips)
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  • Travel C.
    Travel Costa MesaAugust 7, 2013
    CMRW special: Lunch-signature paso prime grass fed beef burger+farm fresh spinach salad. Dinner: stuffed picillo pepper, oss buco de iberico, butterscotch bread pudding a la mode. Veggie options too! Read more
  • Will C.
    Will C.August 9, 2013
    Nice casual place. Small inside seating, large outside patio. Parking can be a hassle. Small menu, but you'll find something to like. Gets busy as the night goes on.
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LinAugust 15, 2010
    The Gypsy Den has the BEST iced chai tea (vanilla or spiced) I have ever had. It's not too pricey and one of the best icy drinks I've had in awhile. Although the consistency of it depends on the baris
  • 캐쉬 문.
    캐쉬 문September 1, 2011
    Beautiful ambience and friendly smiling staff. the food here isn't that big of a deal tho lol. Except the adobe stew. The tips are right; the adobe stew is legit..
  • Athena M.
    Athena MarieSeptember 22, 2010
    Try their Mayan hot chocolate or Mayan coffee. So good! Tastes like the Abuelita (Mexican) chocolate. Also their nachos are delicious! Try to go in the evening because the atmosphere is so nice.
  • Gregg L.
    Gregg LillieJanuary 4, 2012
    Mayan mocha is the way to go. or try a strawberry banana smoothie. or the Waldorf chicken sandwich. or just relax and enjoy not being at starbucks
  • Rohaina
    RohainaAugust 6, 2015
    Cute place. Not exactly a good place to go if you need alt dairy in your coffee. Ordered an iced latte with almond milk & found out it was expired after the milk had settled for a little bit.
  • Christine T.
    Christine Tran-PhanFebruary 20, 2013
    Fave hot drinks are the cafe Francais or the chai tea latte. Food isn't the same since they changed their menu and all the items I liked aren't there anymore, not to mention the daily specials.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HatmakerAugust 30, 2016
    Love the chai lattes and creme brûlée. Most of their beer is worth trying too. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff.
  • merve k.
    merve keciboynuzuSeptember 18, 2011
    Spiced chai tea, egg&bagel, carrot cake r my fav. I'm in love w this place. Only thing is you have to wait a while to get ur orders.
  • Brett D.
    Brett DeisterMarch 12, 2013
    Great place. Just make sure if you a party with 6 or more to bring cash. They will not split the check.
  • Yasmine
    YasmineDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been coming here for years the quality is always great. Best mocha and whipped cream in socal
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HunnOctober 22, 2011
    The Quesada is amazing . The service is slow but I didn't mind because the atmosphere I great. I want to go back again!!!!
  • Yesi C.
    Yesi CamposDecember 24, 2011
    After your coffee go next door to Memphis and get a house drink (the whiskey ones will make ya drunk in one sitting !)
  • Yrenia Y.
    Yrenia YangMay 1, 2016
    Great place for tea and coffee. Love the Mayan Mocca I got here
  • David S.
    David SmittcampMay 3, 2011
    The table closest to the condiment cart is wobbly. There are cool green circular pillow pods nearby to do cool yoga moves on.
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay McCormickNovember 2, 2011
    Menu is NOT the same as it used to be! A lot smaller and ALL of my favorite items are missing! I stick to Native Foods or 118° now
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah CapraraMarch 22, 2012
    The "special" provided by American Express wasn't authorized by the cafe, btw. Fabulous service :)
  • Ingrida
    IngridaMarch 22, 2013
    Chicken Pesto ravioli is out of this worlddd! Banana mocha is bomb too
  • Theresa D.
    Theresa DreikeMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Never had anyting bad here. Hobo bowl for breakfast. Tune salad for lunch. Oh, and they have homemade desserts. Read more
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GSeptember 11, 2010
    Try the chicken waldorf sandwich with a blackberry Italian soda with fresh whipped cream. Wish I wasn't 3000 miles away right now.
  • David T.
    David TravelsApril 28, 2013
    $10 Bottomless Mimosas until 3 PM. I can dance with that!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchulzJune 21, 2011
    If they tell u the Abita Amber Lager is local - from LA - it's actually from Louisianna! lol
  • Paul
    PaulJuly 26, 2012
    Try the veggie burger with sweet potato salad on the side! Delicious!
  • Patty B.
    Patty BautistaNovember 5, 2010
    Curry Chicken Croissant is delish ... when available! Iced coffee drinkjs are great too.
  • Celina K.
    Celina KenyonAugust 25, 2011
    Egg salad sandwhich, veggie BLT, Greek salad & vanilla chai..SO GOOD!
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor ChanesJuly 8, 2014
    Try their vanilla latte, I still crave it every day!
  • Marketing E.
    I heart this place. Cool to chill with couple of good friends
  • Alex V.
    Alex VasquezOctober 3, 2011
    Lunch crowd features friendly wait staff and gorgeous women... Win win!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BremmerJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Soy iced banana mocha, any of the salads.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the veggie BLT on a whole wheat pita
  • Smily F.
    Smily FaceMarch 15, 2013
    Just Gipsy Deb can make my.fav. Chinese cake.
  • Stabitha C.
    Stabitha ChristieAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Theirs is the best coffee in Orange County.
  • Christine K.
    Christine KMay 1, 2011
    The fresh Banana Mocha is delicious!!!
  • Ada C.
    Ada Cowan-RuhlenMarch 12, 2012
    Try the 10 Grain Blueberry Pancakes
  • Michael Ashley S.
    Michael Ashley SchulmanNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have good vegan baked goods
  • DAR A.
    DAR AbdulMarch 15, 2015
    Good coffee and chocolate cake.
  • Elliot D.
    Elliot DavorenJune 22, 2012
    Cute atmosphere, good coffee, shitty service
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GilskiJanuary 4, 2012
    the carrot cake is fantastic.
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine KApril 12, 2012
    blood orange green tea! sooo good!
  • Athena
    AthenaDecember 27, 2009
    Get the nachos and the Paradise Ice Tea, you won't regret it.
  • JT
    JTFebruary 9, 2013
    Get the Mexican Mocha!
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DearbornDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Banana mocha is the best!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HaniscoJanuary 8
    Try someplace else. Undercooked potatoes in the breakfast burrito and mediocre food in general.
  • Leah C.
    Leah CarmichaelJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!!!!
  • Joyce W.
    Joyce WalkerAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mayan Mocha is amazing!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MontgomeryOctober 17, 2010
    The veggie BLT is the bestist!
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Very hippies. Decent food.
  • Marianna B.
    Marianna BakerJune 12, 2012
    Nice chai latte
  • Queen of P.
    Queen of PainJanuary 3, 2011
    Im sick , the adobe stew made me feel alive again :p
  • kimba v.
    kimba valenzuelaMarch 23, 2013
    Mayan mocha
  • brettschorr.com
    brettschorr.comMay 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get ur own menu!
  • Kat F.
    Kat FischmannApril 9, 2011
    Mediterranean salad mmm.
  • Lora M.
    Lora MillerJuly 21, 2010
    dirty chai and waldorf chicken salad sandwich, always.
  • Ralph D.
    Ralph DApril 18, 2010
    Very cool, hip coffee house.
  • Dann M.
    Dann ManahanMarch 20, 2010
    Get the iced coffee. Scrumtrelescent!
  • iamdamion
    iamdamionDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Say hi to Courtney!
  • Suki
    SukiOctober 20, 2010
    Quaint coffee shop
  • Pasha T.
    Pasha TasvibiNovember 15, 2009
    Try the pumpkin spiced latte. it's delicious!
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChavezJune 29, 2010
    Mayan coco is no joko
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MooreJanuary 23, 2010
    All about the adobe stew
  • Tina
    TinaOctober 9, 2012
    Greasy mushroom quesadilla.. meh!
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