Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Bright and early from jet lag, I got up and went out on the deck to admire the view of the Pacific ocean then rushed my sisters to get ready for an early breakfast down the hill.  We ended up at Cafe Anastasia, the little cafe adjacent to the multi-brand fashion boutique, Anastasia.  As it was early, the place wasn’t full yet but there were several local residents having their morning coffee.
Cafe Anastasia is a small restaurant with exposed brick walls, polished cement floors and very few tables indoors and a few more tables in their small covered terrace. It’s semi-self serve so we placed and paid for our orders at the counter then settled on one of the outdoor tables as it was a sunny November morning.

The breakfast menu at Cafe Anastasia has lots to offer: eggs prepared many different ways plus house specials like waffles, pancakes and even bagel and lox.  For lunch, they have an extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and even pizzas.  As we were in Laguna beach, I decided to have the Eggs Laguna – poached eggs on toasted country bread spread with basil, avocado and thyme and served with slices of fresh melon and chopped tomatoes with a double espresso.  One sister had the Anastasia Omelet filled with mushrooms, bacon, onion and smoked Gouda cheese with a cappuccino while another just had a butter croissant and an Americano.  The coffees were good, the food delicious and the service friendly.  I liked it so much that I ate there twice more during my short stay in Laguna beach.  Next time, I’ll make sure to stop by the boutique as well to have a look at their collection of hip designer clothes.
Adjacent to Anastasia boutique
470 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach CA 92651
Telephone: +1 949 497 8903
* Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch

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