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“Nice relaxing place for breakfast, lunch dinner and DESSERT!”

What a Dish Cafe & Catering
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Ranked #25 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$17
Cuisines: American, French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: What A Dish Cafe is a bistro for foodies. We cook with the best ingredients sourced from local and California growers, while seasonally harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables from our own gardens. Our prime meats originate from Myer Natural 100% Angus Montana grazing Ranches and "Mary's Free Range" Chicken - who even grow their own grain for their poultry - while our breads are baked fresh daily by local artisans. We cater to locals and travelers alike who appreciate and demand the quality and flavors of fresh, local fare. The menus are adjusted daily and provide a full range of entrees from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner through Dessert. Our extensive network of vendors has been carefully picked by What A Dish to reflect our commitment to quality.We also cater fabulous events in private homes and are preferred caters at many Orange county venues.First time diners become regulars and current clients book all of their offsite celebrations with us time and time again. Looking forward to having you be apart of our family.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Surrounded by larger restaurants and commercial properties, this cute little neighborhood restaurant offers good food in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is my favorite, but they have lovely menu for lunch and dinner as well. If you don't have time to sit down at one one many outdoor tables, you can hop inside and order something decadent from their bakery. They also do a great job catering.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely indoor/outdoor cafe with a healthy variety of selections. Also do cake tasting for events. Dessert shots delicious. Specialty brewed teas. Nice to sit outside.

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Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Good morning lllorita,

I'm so happy to hear about your recent experience. Thank you so much for spending the day with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Cheers,
Jordan R.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I just happened on this cafe in Dana Point. The wait staff saw my dogs and immediately made me and the pups feel welcomed. A large water dish was brought out and my dogs were served "pup cakes" that they devoured. I had the largest ice coffee and a raspberry torte. Very relaxing!

Thank Kelley H
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very good light menu, good selection of beers, very attentive young staff all in all a very relaxing way to spend a weekend morning or early afternoon. What a Dish closes at 3:00 pm. There is a large outside patio and a courtyard, if the weather is nice I prefer the courtyard so I can listen to the local musician play acoustic guitar and sing. I have been to What a Dish twice in the last two months and the entertainment, the food, and the service and staff have been great. Located across Harbor Drive from the main parking area in the same area as Mahe.

Thank 333greenman
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a couple lunches here and really like it! Seating outside is great. Tasty salads and great place to meet friends for lunch.

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