Hoods: Those in the Know Flock to This Stretch of Highway in Laguna Beach

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The Number Three
The concept at this new restaurant is novel—the kitchen offers three items for breakfast and three entrees for lunch. The aesthetic is classic Laguna: a historic bungalow with a wraparound patio. Diners dig into veggie omelets and French toast in the morning and salmon salads and bacon cheeseburgers at lunch. There’s a three-item kids menu, too. 320 N. Coast Highway, 949-549-4817

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Laguna Coast Pottery
Glazed pots in every size and hue are stacked on tabletops and along the gravel paths that wind through this charming garden shop. Large metal wall hangings, fountains, garden statues, and a variety of succulents and indoor plants round out the offerings. The friendly staff is happy to help green thumbs and rookie gardeners alike. 392 N. Coast Highway, 949-494-3238

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Laguna Nursery
This green oasis contains a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind antiques, sculptures, plants, and garden furniture. It’s also home to owner Ruben Flores’ award-winning landscape design company Visionscape. Ask about attending his next Garden Walk, a guided tour of local landcapes, gardens, architecture, and more. 397 N. Coast Highway, 949-494-5200

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Zeytoon
At this Mediterranean cafe, customers order at the counter on the first floor, then head upstairs to the rooftop patio, where they gaze at the peekaboo ocean view. From tables topped with colorful patterned tiles, they nosh on stuffed grape leaves, Greek salad, paninis, and flatbreads baked in a brick oven ($7 to $13). 412 N. Coast Highway, 949-715-9230

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Good To Know
The prices at The Number Three might be the most pleasant surprise: Nothing’s more than $9.

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