Let me start off this post by saying, I’m a big brunch fiend. I love brunch, and the Plums Café is one of the best places I have ever been to for brunch.
Plums Café is this little busy restaurant located in the back corner of a Costa Mesa strip mall. I arrived this place a little after 11AM on a Sunday and it was PACKED. We waited for about 20 minutes for our table. Once I talked in, I immediately felt relaxed. This place is cozy with it’s simplicity. It was busy, but just had enough open space to make the place feel uncluttered. There is also a patio, for those who like to soak up the sun while eating. Definitely a very ‘happening’ place.
Once I looked at their menu, one item immediately caught my eye: Coconut French Toast. It is french toast topped with Strawberries, Papaya, Banana, Orange Butter & Maple Syrup. The presentation of this dish was just beautiful, they certainly did not skimped out on the fruits. It tasted just as appetizing as it looks. The fruits were fresh, and the toasts were thick, crispy, a little crunchy on the outside, and very soft on the inside. With the powdered sugar and maple syrup on top, every bite was just heaven. It’s perfect food for a warm summer day. Very very delicious.
My friends also really enjoyed their food, they had Dungeness crab & asparagus omelet, Santa Fe Eggs Benedict, and one of my friend made her own omelet. I had a couple bites on their dishes, and they were also really tasty. They all came with a side of house potatoes, and toast.
This place is a little on the pricey side. The dishes average around $15 dollars, but the portions are generous. The ambiance is great, everyone in the restaurant really seem to enjoy themselves in there. And it’s not hard to tell that it is also a local favorite breakfast dive. I would definitely come back for the french toast the next time I visit south California.
Tip: Make reservations!
Plum’s Café and Catering
369 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627