7 Egg-celent Spots for Breakfast in Newport Beach
When it comes to the most important meal of the day, Newport Beach has you covered! From charming cafes with freshly baked goods to waterfront hotspots with bottomless bubbles, our city’s selection of breakfast spots takes the cake—or, should we say, pancakes! Read on to discover our top picks for omelets, waffles, avocado toast and everything in between.
Perched on the sand in Crystal Cove, The Beachcomber is an ideal spot for a seaside breakfast. With everything from fully-loaded omelets to dishes like Brioche French Toast, Smoked Salmon Tartine and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, you and your crew will easily find something delicious to nosh on. Be sure to order their famous beignets for the table!
Spend a morning on the charming Balboa Island and stop in for a hearty breakfast at Wilma’s Patio Restaurant. This family-owned eatery has been around for over 35 years and continues to serve up a tasty selection of American eats. For something savory, try the corned beef hash and eggs or the Jalisco Scramble. And if you’re feelin’ sweet, the Belgian waffle with whipped butter and warm maple syrup is a must.
With an extensive breakfast menu and a full bar (think mimosas and loaded Bloody Marys!), Cappy’s Cafe has remained a staple for breakfast connoisseurs for the past 40 years. The restaurant sits on Pacific Coast Highway and offers locals and visitors a taste of the Newport Beach culture. Stop in for a hearty breakfast before hitting the beach!
For a taste of France (without the pricey plane ticket), snag a seat at Corona Del Mar’s Rendez Vous French Bakery and Cafe. This street side cafe and bakery serves up a variety of crepes, pastries, croissants and artisanal breads that’ll have you dreaming of Paris. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scratch-made cinnamon, cream or chocolate beignet, or stop in for a Ratatouille & Goat Cheese Omelette.
If you’re a Newport Beach local, you know the hype of Haute Cakes Caffe. This quaint bakery and coffee bar’s cozy interior sets the scene for a leisurely Saturday Morning breakfast best enjoyed with friends. Start off with one of their specialty coffee drinks, then move on to main dishes like the Chorizo Scramble, Huevos Rancheros or Buckwheat Haute Cakes with housemade blackberry jam and crème fraîche.
Located in Fashion Island, Newport Beach’s premier shopping center, The Great Maple is a cozy spot for a pre-shopping spree breakfast. The menu features a variety of mouthwatering dishes like their signature Maple Bacon Doughnuts and Cajun Shrimp Biscuit Benedict. And don’t worry if you hit snooze one too many times; breakfast here is served all day!
Nobody does over-the-top breakfast dishes better than Bosscat Kitchen + Libations. This modern American eatery is known for its innovation, serving a.m. eats like Short Rib Chilaquiles, “Fruity Pebbles” French Toast and their famous Donut Burger. They even serve a Flamin’ Hot Bloody Mary for those who are 21 and up!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger