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What a Dish Cafe & Catering

24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
+1 949-276-4884
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cupcakes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, French, American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Perfect Brunch Spot !!
"The food is wonderful, the staff has always been friendly"
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2. Best Breakfast in the harbor
"Wonderfully fresh and healthy selections for breakfast and Brunch."
Cyndi W
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3. Our "Go to" Place
"What a find! B'fast, lunch, dinner -- each offers gourmet "foodie"
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

If you like eggs bennedict and cappuccino, this is the place to go! Beth was very friendly and she provided a great service. We would come back again to try until we have tried all five variations of Eggs Benedict.

Thank Yanire B
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We were wandering around DP today looking for a good brunch. We spotted a big crowd by “What a Dish” and decided to give it a try. We were seated about 20 minutes after we arrived and were served water immediately. After that we waited...More

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We adore this place. It is nearly hidden, even though it is across the street from the marina proper. They base their menus on whatever produce is available for the day. Delicious food. They share the space with the best bakery in the area. Great...More

Thank lkcollins75
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Originally we wanted to have breakfast at another restaurant in the same mall. Luckily we strolled around because there was a long line there and we found "What a Dish Cafe". What a great find. They were super friendly. We sat outside and enjoyed some...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

This tiny café had seating inside and on their wraparound patio in a shopping mall just across from Dana Point Harbor. The offerings for breakfast and brunch were delicious. The adults had the Brioche French Toast with sausage, Dish Classic, while the children shared a...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This place has an excellent brunch menu and bottomless mimosas. Try the breakfast burrito. It gets crowded on Sundays, but it is worth the wait. The service is usually friendly and fast.

Thank ryantravelor
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Kudos for this little place in the dana Point Harbor.... lovely terrace, nice fresh offerings; the cards is extend and quality very good; staff is friendly ...

Thank Michele M
Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Good afternoon Michele, Wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers, Jordan

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place was a real find. It was walking distance from our hotel, and everything we had there was great. I was so happy to find organic coffee nearby, as everyone I asked didn't have a clue where to find it. Definitely a place I'd...More

Thank Judy123123123
Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Good afternoon Judy, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Jordan R.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Surrounded by larger restaurants and commercial properties, this cute little neighborhood restaurant offers good food in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is my favorite, but they have lovely menu for lunch and dinner as well. If you don't have time to sit down at one...More

Thank pw65_12
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely indoor/outdoor cafe with a healthy variety of selections. Also do cake tasting for events. Dessert shots delicious. Specialty brewed teas. Nice to sit outside.

Thank lllorita
Jordan R, Owner at What a Dish Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Good morning lllorita, I'm so happy to hear about your recent experience. Thank you so much for spending the day with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers, Jordan R.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr Ste B100, In the Back of the Complex, Middle Building, Bottom Left As You Walk Up, Dana Point, CA 92629-2933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-276-4884
  • E-mail
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.
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