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What a Dish Cafe & Catering
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Ranked #26 of 145 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$17
Cuisines: American, French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: What A Dish Cafe is a bistro for foodies. We cook with the best ingredients sourced from local and California growers, while seasonally harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables from our own gardens. Our prime meats originate from Myer Natural 100% Angus Montana grazing Ranches and "Mary's Free Range" Chicken - who even grow their own grain for their poultry - while our breads are baked fresh daily by local artisans. We cater to locals and travelers alike who appreciate and demand the quality and flavors of fresh, local fare. The menus are adjusted daily and provide a full range of entrees from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner through Dessert. Our extensive network of vendors has been carefully picked by What A Dish to reflect our commitment to quality.We also cater fabulous events in private homes and are preferred caters at many Orange county venues.First time diners become regulars and current clients book all of their offsite celebrations with us time and time again. Looking forward to having you be apart of our family.
Reviewed 8 June 2014

they are not inexpensive but the food is excellent. they showed up on time. cleaned up and set up and kept all the guests in drinks. we chose a Mexican theme and the guac and chips were excellent and the fish, steak and chicken tacos were enjoyed by all the guests.
they provided a bar tender and we provided the booze and ice. their deal included all the plates, glasses and forks etc..

we would use them again.

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2  Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

What a Dish Café offers just that- excellent food and no waiting. Located in the same center as RJ's, Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, and Mahe, What-a-Dish remains a secret! It shares space with It's All About the Cake- another exceptional place. The weekends is when What a Dish really shines. RJ's is a wonderful place for breakfast but 45+ minute waits on the weekends is a bit much. What a Dish is a place where usually you can be seated immediately. However, don't expect fast food. Take your time, take a deep breath and enjoy!

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1  Thank Kris Y
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is one of the best breakfast dishes I've ever had. I wish I could dine here more often -- but we just spent four days in the Laguna Beach area on vacation and found this place via Yelp reviews.

If you like fresh avocado and you like eggs -- order the "Megs Eggs". Hands down the best meal at our table for four. Two of us ordered this dish -- and enjoyed every bite!!!

Nice outdoor seating.

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2  Thank susansbean
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

This little cafe is only open Tuesday-Sunday from 9-3. They serve brunch everyday along with lunch. Great menu and well prepared - lovely teas and don't forget the cookies, scones or cake. It also has a bakery called "It's all about the Cake". Friendly staff and good service. Yum.

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1  Thank CAKarenOrangeCounty
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We went on Easter Sunday after a lovely mass at St. Edward's. Yelp had posted a negative comment:

"Staff were very nice and food was good. Everything else was a different story." We thought that was funny!

We sat outside and had a very enjoyable time trying to come up with negative comments to post on Yelp, as actually everything was pretty much perfect. " We noticed, when we first sat down, the sun was bright and was shining in my eyes, so I had to move a little. Then, it became kind of overcast and the staff did nothing to compensate." "The cute little organic potatoes were nice, but I am suspicious of a purple potatoe, aren't you?"

This was as close to perfect as possible, can you imagine on Easter Sunday!?

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2  Thank shelm1
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