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“Nice lunch in a quiet patio”

Old House Garden Cafe
Ranked #58 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Old House Garden Café, Located at 320 North Coast Hwy, is a beautiful historic structure. It has become home to a delightful teahouse, coffee hangout and a gorgeous restaurant. The Old House Garden Cafe has changed the ambiance and menu from the former Madison's Square Garden Cafe and transformed it into a sophisticated Zen-like locale. The peaceful sounds of birds in the trees and friendly conversation that has always attracted locals and tourist here is even more beautiful with numerous trickling fountains and mature trees shading its patrons from the hustle-bustle of our world.
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We were driving the Coast highway looking for a spot to eat and saw this quirky looking garden shop cafe. Very casual, order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. I had the Huevos Rancheros, my husband ordered a chicken breast sandwich. Service was quick, staff were very friendly and brought out a chip and guacamole plate while we waited. If I lived closer I would be visiting here on a regular basis, the breakfasts alone look awesome!

Thank scotchman2
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We booked a hotel in Laguna Beach for one night before a conference and wanted a relaxing Monday morning breakfast. My friend recalled Madison Square and Garden Cafe from a prior visit. Given that we were on "East Coast time" (a 3-hour difference), we were there right as they opened. No lines, no waiting, and we had a delicious breakfast in basically our own private oasis with sculptures, fountains and funky yard decor. Although we were right on the PCH, the fountains buffered the traffic and the variety of trees, shrubs and fencing drowned out the noise.

I thoroughly enjoyed a California omelette while my friend ordered cinnamon french toast. Given the early hour, we lingered over my double shot mocha latte -- served in a large china mug -- waiting for the downtown shops to open. It was fun to wander around the statuary in the garden area and to check out the koi pond. You order and pay at the counter and then food is delivered to your table. Definitely check out the gift section while you're there. It was tough to tell from the street that it's a Cafe as well as a garden store, but maybe that's the appeal!

Thank BetsyNH
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is the worst place in Laguna Beach -we waited 90 minutes for a horrible lunch, almost missed our plane waiting had to return rental car empty paid a fortune to rental car company to fill tank rather then miss the plane.. they said 30 minutes it was 1.5 hours to get food. , owner was going around glad handing people, while his poor little server kids were trying to keep up with way too many people surely cook,, just horrible should be illegal

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Thank kimnik50
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We love visiting for breakfast with our chihuahuas, beautiful backyard setting, very friendly staff, great food even a beer over lunch and a nice mix of people, you will get to meet John the owner who moves around making sure everyone is happy.

Thank DPKH
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Sweet people! Outdoor seating and very family friendly. A lot of great spots to sit and the food came out really fast!

Thank NateJ
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