350 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone # (949) 494-6302
Hours:Market: 7am to 6pm – Everyday Café: 7am to 4pm – Everyday
Zinc Café in Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places to stop for breakfast or lunch when I am in Laguna. At this location, there is a café with patio dining and a market for take-away meals and treats.
Sabrina and Dre
At the café, orders are placed at the inside counter where Sabrina and Dre greeted us with a friendly smile and took our order. After ordering the trick is to find a table. This can be harder on the weekend but we have always been lucky. I love their patio; it is covered with umbrellas and has a casual, relaxed feel.
For breakfast at the café, they offer many egg dishes, oatmeal, muesli, granola, seasonal fruit bowls, yogurt, French toast, fresh juices, coffee and tea drinks. For lunch the menu features sandwiches, salads, personal size pizzas, quiche, soups, chili and entrees like spinach lasagna and potato enchiladas. There are many vegetarian options.
On our last visit, I had the quiche with a mixed green salad and pea soup. I enjoyed it all. The pea soup was velvety and mellow and the green salad was flavorful. The quiche was tender and the crust was buttery and flakey. My husband had the stuffed pepper with the mixed green salad. The pepper was stuffed with brown rice, celery, mushroom, Swiss chard and seasoned with curry and other spices. It was savory and delicious.
At the market, they have hot and cold drinks, baked goods, cold sandwiches, and deli salads, cheese and wine. We usually take something home and on this trip we got a grilled veggie sandwich. The sandwich was so tasty.
If you find yourself in Laguna Beach, stop by Zinc Café for a healthy and delicious meal.
Thank you to the friendly and helpful staff at Zinc.