Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of American fare and drinks at Orange Inn in Laguna Beach.
Founded on the Pacific Coast Highway in 1931 and relocated to Laguna Beach in 1986, Orange Inn continues to purvey a menu of simple and delicious sandwiches, salads, dinner entree specials, and freshly baked muffins and pastries. The Orange Inn breakfast sandwich ($7.95) uses whole-wheat toast to pinch the cheeks of avocado, sprouts, cheese, and two scrambled eggs, and the intoxicating aroma and secret-spilling steam signals of house-blend coffee ($1.45–$1.95) radiate from mugs to awaken taste buds during early morning hours. The eatery's namesake Orange Inn smoothie ($4.95) expertly blends fresh strawberries, dates, bananas, bee pollen, and juices into icy perfection. At lunch or dinner, diners can bite into the Lagoona Toona sandwich ($6.95), with albacore, cilantro, and onion, or munch on the chicken platter ($7.65) bedecked with a bed of sprouts and vegetables tucked in by thin sheets of chicken. The fresh garden salad ($6.45) hosts croutons and lush greens such as carrots, olives, cucumbers and tomatoes that complement refreshing sips of soda ($1.75), chocolate milk ($2.25-$2.95), or ranch dressing.
703 S Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, California 92651Get Directions