Published: July 27, 2015. Updated: January 7, 2020
In recent years, Orange County has been reviving its food scene with many new restaurants including famous L.A. imports. Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Tustin and Santa Ana have been leading this trend with newly budding foodie spots that draw inspiration from popular urban scenes. This certainly holds promise for a much-needed revamp of Orange County eats. Here are some of our picks for cafés, coffee shops and restaurants that offer a refreshing (and delicious) alternative to the infamous chain-restaurants of the OC.
Still hungry? get the scoop on OC’s foodie market scene here.
CORONA DEL MAR
Places listed with an asterisk * have multiple locations in Orange County.