Breakfast Republic’s Second O.C. Spot Opens in Costa Mesa

Options for an amazing breakfast in Costa Mesa just got even better. Breakfast Republic recently opened its second Orange County location after last year’s O.C. debut in Irvine.

Breakfast Republic’s newest spot in Costa Mesa replaces South Coast Pizza Parlor on East 17th Street. In the process, the building has had a makeover that brings it from rather dilapidated to cheerfully exuberant with its bright red roof, new landscaping, and an outdoor eating area. Inside, the décor is decidedly egg-themed, with unique merchandise for sale.

If you’re a super fan of the most important meal of the day, you may recall that Breakfast Republic is one of our favorites, earning a place among our Best Breakfast Spots in Orange County last year. It’s hard not to swoon over breakfast iterations of jambalaya and tostadas, or other popular items such as an array of omelets -– including a vegan alternative — and traditional plates like French toast, pancakes, and scrambles. Bloody Marys, mimosas, and specialty cocktails are also on the extensive menu.

And if you’re really eagle-eyed or geographically gifted, you may note that Breakfast Republic sits just blocks between two other eateries that made our list: Plums Café and Haute Cakes Caffe. Brunch crawl, anyone?

Breakfast Republic Costa Mesa is open now, and operates from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of the year. It is at 410 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949-691-3055.

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