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Old Vine Cafe

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2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
+1 714-545-1411
09:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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1,334 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away in a corner of The CAMP and is worth walking the meandering pathway to find it. I went there for breakfast and it was packed to the gills on a Friday morning. In line with THE CAMP’s eco-local concept, Chef Mark is partners with local Community Supported Agriculture programs and the food here is fresh... More 

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Camarillo, California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were visiting the area and decided to stop in at Old Vine for dinner. The ratings don't lie. The ambiance is fantastic and the food was amazing. I'm fairly confident the pasta I had was made (I'm taking about fresh handmade pasta) minutes before it was served to me. I only give the four rating because... More 

Thank cbun08
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us last night! I am sorry about the confusion regarding the outside table. At the time that you arrived, the outdoor tables were reserved. Half way through your dining experience, we had a cancellation on the patio, which opened up a table. The gentleman that moved out there at the time, was... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

That being said, I'm a bit disappointed with the food. Two in our party ordered the Original Tasting Menu. The pasta dish was very sweet, too sweet for our taste. It was a tomatoe base with lovely home made pasta. The meat portion was a 4oz cut.... that's very small! And again, the sauce was a bit to sweet. The... More 

Thank Lisa M
Irvine, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Cute little place with very nice service. Great wine list and at very reasonable prices. At first we decided to skip wine that day, but waiter/ wine specialist insisted on us trying some wine...it was great, and we ended up ordering wine with the dinner. Food was good, but not fantastic. Antipasto was good, I just wish it had more... More 

Thank Diana K
Roseville, California
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469 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Hearing the lines could be long at this popular little cafe, we arrived early at the unique Camp shopping center, an eco-friendly place. Parking—sometimes a challenge—was easy at 8:45. We got good outdoor seating which is limited to ten diners. Maggie the mutt was with us, and they brought a little bowl of water for her. Elsa from Long Beach... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The wine parings are really lovely and the food itself is outstanding. Be sure to order the mac'n'cheese no matter what you are getting. It's great on its own. All in all not too pricey as well. Nice surroundings in a funky, but fun shopping center, The Camp.

Thank Debbie R
Irvine, California, USA
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I went there for dinner last night and the place was about half-full. It has been quite a while since our last visit and we wanted to try the a la carte menu instead of the fixed menus that we usually ordered from. We tried the octopus, the egg plant and burrata, the beef tongue and the... More 

Thank pwkl
Triper5554, Owner at Old Vine Cafe, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry that you did not have the experience the other night that you remembered having during your previous visit. I will certainly address the service matter with my staff. I appreciate your business and your feedback, and take the level of my client's satisfaction seriously. Please feel free to reach out to me privately at: oldvinecafe@yahoo.com as... More 

Wildomar, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Place is hard to find, the seating is a bit tight, the menu was limited and the food subpar. Large portions and really good service... otherwise another overpriced diner in So Cal

Thank FrankCimino
Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The food out amazing! The service and cleanliness of restaurant was great! Several tasting menu options for different palettes. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank juleeautumn44
Costa Mesa, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I was surprised to find a delicious Indonesian Curry Shrimp alongside a Papardelle with a Pork Ragu and English Peas. The Focaccia Bread was "pillowy and unique" and the Salad with bleu cheese and crispy shallots was exceptional. My party and I shared many plates and they were all so "delish! We also had 2 bottles of a dry white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 60
American, Cafe, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2937 Bristol St, Suite a-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5982
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-1411
Welcome to Old Vine Cafe! We are open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner! Stop in and join us, or call us about catering options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?