Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Plum Cafe and Catering (Orange County)

One not so sunny summer morning my friend and I decided to go out for brunch at Plums cafe and catering in Newport, California.

Located near Newport Blvd off the 55 freeway, the restaurant is clean, bright, well appointed... and BRISTLING with people. My reservation was for 11am and there was already a crowd of at least 15 waiting outside to get a seat. Luckily they seated us quickly!

You have two choices on where to sit, the inside of the restaurant

or the outside patio.

The brunch is your "standard" brunch fare, omelette's, french toast, waffles, etc but with a more refined twist.

To start off our meal (and seemingly every other table's meal) was a glass of Ginger Peach ice tea. One of the most refreshing glasses of tea I've had in a long time, a crisp bite of ginger with the background of infused peach. Yum yum!

Me amiga ordered the Coconut french toast.

Three thick slices of Brioche baked with coconut shavings. The toast is thick yet crispy on the outside. Just the right amount of powdered sugar on top. The toast is then covered in fresh strawberries, papaya, and bananas. Also served with a side of orange butter and maple syrup. This dish was great, the flakiness of the Brioche allowed the toast not to be as heavy and the syrup was very rich and flavorful.

My dish was the dungeness crab and asparagus omelet.

The omelet is lightly cooked with large chunks of crab and asparagus and topped with a dill Hollandaise. The sauce is creamy but light to match with the fluffy omelet. I couldn't have asked for a more well prepared omelet. A perfect ratio of egg to filling where you aren't overwhelmed with either flavor with each bite.

So if you have a morning to spare drop by Plum's Cafe in Newport. Make sure to make a reservation cause it does get busy.

Plums Cafe
369 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627



Anonymous said...

Oh so you are an Orange county food critic....PasoWino

Nancy Deprez said...

Sounds like a nice breakfast place. I'll have to try it sometime!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm looks scrumptious!

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