One of Laguna Beach’s great charms is that it is somehow home to both a Tommy Bahama restaurant and old-school beach town holdouts like Penguin Cafe. (Let’s be clear: you’re not allowed to go to the Tommy Bahama restaurant. It doesn’t matter how good those ahi tuna tacos are.) This place has been open for over 40 years, and while it’s nothing more than a diner counter and a few booths, it’s awesome. Only open until 2:30pm (1:30pm on weekends), come here to get a classic American breakfast or mid-beach day burger.
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Nick’s Laguna Beach is a casual American restaurant in Laguna, and one of the most crowd-pleasing places to eat you’ll find.
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The 101 Coffee Shop
You’re not at 101 Coffee Shop because the food’s amazing. You’re here because you can eat pancakes at 2am.
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