Diners looking for a wide variety of dishes served in elegant style have a few good options. Old Vine Café in Costa Mesa has menu items like the Open Face, containing scrambled eggs, biscuits, and sausage drenched in chipotle gravy. Madison Square and Garden Cafe offers French toast filled with cinnamon butter and topped with a berry tang. And the Ramos House Cafe delights in unexpected tastes, as in its root vegetable hash with fried poached eggs and citrus cream.
Those with simpler ideas of breakfast will find gratification at the Filling Station in Old Town Orange, a former gas station converted into a diner-style cafe serving classic meals like Eggs Benedict and pancakes with eggs and a choice of meats. And diners looking for specialty dishes can try the Belgian-style waffles at Bruxie or the elegant pastries at Haute Cakes Caffe.