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Old Vine Cafe

2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
+1 714-545-1411
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled upon the Old Vine while shopping... to say the least it was amazing! The bloody mary is a perfect side with the Reuben omelet, and like others, get the pistachio butter on a homemade english muffin. You'll thank yourself!

Thank unclejimis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a quiet Sunday afternoon. There were quite a few choices on the menu. I had a beautifully prepared and presented spinach salad. Lots of interesting fruit choices: fig, apricots, strawberries. Also goat cheese and almonds were plentiful. My husband had...More

Thank Crystalfree
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Came for early lunch. Good thing, the parking gets horrendous pretty quickly. Love the ambiance. We sat outside taking in the Camp. Small water feature that adds to the auditory ambiance. The service was great. Tried the blueberry french toast and the smothered. Warning: the...More

1  Thank nahlalee
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Pistachio butter. Nutty margarine. Not what I’d expect. But a beautiful collaboration; a culinary fornication. The spread was quite dense and chunky, as if those nuts had just been ground fresh. Unsure of whether I’d taste sweet or savory, I smeared a dollop onto the...More

Thank heymelissabrown
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Love at first sight. A tiny quaint restaurant full of character and ambience. Twenty feet off Bristol, but you feel like you are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. They feature a great pairing/tasting menu. We created our own. Each dish was perfectly prepared. Loved...More

Thank Melvmfa212
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

As we travel the globe enjoying an eclectic range of food, we keep track of any eatery that stands out among the crowded arena of restaurants. The Old Vine Cafe is such a place. Chef McDonald's unique menu provides a culinary delight beyond description. Since...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

What a great find! This small restaurant (~10-15 total tables, inside and out) had a great ambience, nestled amongst some other fine-looking eateries in a beautiful wooded garden enclave called the Camp. We enjoyed the biscuits and gravy, yummy sausages, delicious cheese grits, a biscuity...More

2  Thank olliesam
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very quiet on a Wednesday evening. Service seemed slow, but maybe due to cooking, to order. Everything is ala carte.My gnocchi was not the best choice. Portion size was small, for the price.Salads , very big. The fish special was ample, but costly. Took forever...More

Thank Gloria S
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

I am very sorry that you felt that your experience was disappointing. Customer satisfaction is a priority at Old Vine Cafe, and my team clearly missed the mark. Please feel free to contact me directly via email so that I can do whatever I can...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast ..we went there with kids for breakfast .. staff super friendly the food was super delicious.. we ordered pizza omelette with no meat , and eggplant pinko with burrata cheese .. and berry goat cheese salad ..super good

Thank bobader
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the Old Vine Cafe. Whether for brunch or dinner I have had some really enjoyable meals here with friends and family and some unforgettable food. The dish that really springs to mind when I think of this place is a roasted farro...More

Thank Jeanette H
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Questions & Answers
9 February 2016|
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Response from Sugarfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Outside on the patio may work The space inside is a tad cramped
20 November 2015|
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Response from Geno M | Reviewed this property |
It really depends how warm it is outside...I would call them prior to going...just to be safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-1411
  • E-mail
Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.
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