October 27, 2016

Best of Newport Beach: Top Spots for an Amazing Breakfast


Are you in the midst of California vacation planning? Researching surf lessons, browsing California vacation rentals and making a list of the best Southern California beaches to visit? Southern California has a lot to offer the discerning traveler, and the same is true when it comes to dining options. Trying to find the best food, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the options.

That’s where we come in. Southern California Beach towns are filled with so many dining options, that we think each meal deserves its own series so you can find the perfect dining destination for every meal, no matter where you're staying. Take a look at all of our posts so far in our Southern California dining guide, or read on to discover our top breakfast choices for your next visit to Newport Beach!

An affluent coastal community, Newport Beach excels at offering upscale shopping and leisurely dining options. Whatever sort of breakfast you're craving, you'll find flavors to wake up your senses in Newport Beach.

Best Breakfast Burrito:

Park Newport Market
900 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Park Newport Market goes on the top of our list for things to do in Orange County when you are craving a simple but satisfying breakfast. This little secret oasis of one of the best breakfast burritos out there will be sure to get your taste buds excited. Park Newport Market is family owned and their homemade salsa is to die for. Be sure to check out this gem if you are in the Newport Beach area!

Best Donuts:

Seaside Bakery

2108 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Looking for a quick pick-me-up after a morning walk, or even a midnight snack after spontaneous beachside vacation fun? Seaside boasts fresh doughnuts all day long and retains nearly spotless ratings online. Both affordable and delicious, Seaside is known for their blueberry doughnuts, $1.50 doughnut holes, and ham and cheese croissants. They also serve a variety of beverages (the Green Thai Iced Tea is a favorite). Pop in for a casual environment and quick breakfast or snack at any time of the day. The only challenge for breakfast goers to Seaside is the parking. Keep an eye out for limited parking, or time-restraining spots!

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
270 E 17th St
Ste 18
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Check out Sidecar for a more crafted and unique experience. Located on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, Sidecar has become one of the most popular artisan doughnut stops in Orange County. Looking for things to do in Newport Beach? You can stop by Sidecar any time of day. Doughnuts are made fresh every hour and the local establishment is known for its well-thought-out flavor combinations. Try the maple bacon doughnut or the huckleberry! Though more expensive than the average doughnut shop, Sidecar offers a satisfying and delicious experience worth every penny!

Best Coffee:

Newport Coffee Company
104 Mc Fadden Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663

If you like to keep it simple in the morning, and look forward to a morning coffee more than a morning meal, then check out The Newport Coffee Company! The Newport Coffee Company serves gourmet coffee including cold brew and nitro brew, as well as smoothies, acai bowls, and tea. The cafe is small, but it's located right at the Newport Pier, so if you can't find a seat you can always take your morning coffee out for a stroll on the pier, or better yet, bring a towel and beach umbrella and enjoy your morning brew on the sand!

P.S. This cafe is just around the corner from our Court Street Condos on the Balboa Peninsula, so if you're staying in one of these Newport Beach vacation rentals, be sure to visit the Newport Coffee Company!

Best Specialty Breakfast

The Waffle Affair
1064 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

This corner café offers the most delicious waffles of all different flavors, a wide variety of beverages, and a bright, beautiful atmosphere. From the classic Belgium waffle, to the Madagascar Vanilla Waffle, gluten free option, and savory waffles like the Cheddar and Bacon, and Prosciutto Di Parma and Gruyere Cheese waffle, The Waffle Affair has got you covered! Perfect for your next Newport Beach Vacation getaway, this café offers something for everyone, changing the lives of waffle lovers everywhere.

Best Brunch Experience

Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café
1126 Irvine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Pandor is one of the most intricately put together brunch spots in Newport Beach. With it’s lively display of pastries, delectable breakfasts, aromatic coffee, and stellar customer service, Pandor makes it feel as if you have your very own private chef California, with the perfect environment for your next get-together with friends, or brunch date. Make sure to try the almond croissant, breakfast sandwich, or OMG bar (cake batter and cream cheese decked out in powdered sugar). Weekdays are not too busy, and customers seem to have quick service even on the weekends!

What's your favorite local breakfast spot?

We would love to add your favorite Newport Beach location to our list! Contact us to let us know!

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