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Zinc Cafe & Market

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350 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2322
+1 949-494-6302
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07:00 - 16:00
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we're in Laguna Beach, we like to lunch at Zinc Cafe and Market, a cozy outdoor vegetarian venue that specializes in fresh food and flair. You order at a counter--salads, soups, sandwiches--and then find a table under the sun umbrellas in a jumble just off the sidewalk. It's crowded, it's intimate, it's delightful. And the food is excellent. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is creative, cafe atmosphere is pleasant, outdoorsy and busy during lunch. Some yummy choices, but after living in LA for decades, it’s just about average for a trendy, small charming cafe. Very popular with the locals. Go to the take out where they have prepared salads after hours.

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Thank Marjorie R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Met a fri he here for lunch and it was ok. Agree with other reviewers about the staff, no warm fuzzies there like other restaurants in the area. We tried the quiche, chili spinach lasagne and the Brie sandwich. All were tasty.

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Thank JVLD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We ate the burrito bowls for lunch at Zinc Cafe. You order inside at the counter. Most of the seating is outside. The food was good but not amazing. They have a market with prepared foods next door. The tiramisu was amazing.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
CA
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a walk in the light rain and almost had the place to ourselves so we grabbed some drinks, a snack and enjoyed the heaters on the covered patio. I'd say my only thing is; the staff isn't super warm and friendly and we've been multiple times but they're okay. It's a good spot to sit... More 

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Thank CAChristy
California
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Zinc is a favorite spot for breakfast, coffee, or a snack. You can drop by the market and pick up whatever you need, or dine in with great outdoor patio seating. The food is great. The service is great. Always consistent. This is where the locals hang out.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxed place not far from the beach. The food is excellent and mostly fresh and vegetarian. Had a lovely chilli with a salad and sandwich. It's a must go place in Laguna.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Look...everybody has a suggestion, Right? This place with the funky name was a recommendation that we figured..."why not". So we went. All seating is outdoors, under large umbrellas. You place your order and they bring it. It's that simple. What's not so simple is that the food is phenomenal. There are places where you look around at what other people... More 

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Thank Michael K
Springfield, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Every time I go to Laguna I manage to eat something at Zinc. Vegetarian...always creative and tasty. So much fun to sit on the patio and enjoy coffee or a meal with friends...even in winter, Laguna and Zinc never fail to be a treat.

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Thank LULUSpringfield_OR
Long Beach CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We make a point of visiting Zinc Cafe when we're in Laguna. This trip we had lunch one day, breakfast the next. Everything is fresh, flavorful, interesting, and satisfying. Well, everything we've had. The Rubenesque sandwich replaces corned beef with beets and is all the better for it. A wonderful, savory sandwich, served with a side salad. My husband ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-6302

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