Cafe Zinc & Market

★★★★☆
  • 350 Ocean Ave

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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  • 949-494-6302

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Cafe Zinc & Market

350 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach, CA

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I love Zinc because it's healthy but not too healthy...meaning it's yummy and their wraps are the best! I recommend Zinc for people who aren't even vegetarian as it's just a good overall menu.

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I love Zinc because it's healthy but not too healthy...meaning it's yummy and their wraps are the best! I recommend Zinc for people who aren't even vegetarian as it's just a good overall menu.

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I usually come here for lunch. They have great dishes for vegetarians. Delicious sandwiches that I would recommend to anyone. Its right there downtown Laguna Beach.

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I usually come here for lunch. They have great dishes for vegetarians. Delicious sandwiches that I would recommend to anyone. Its right there downtown Laguna Beach.

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Cafe Zinc has a selection of soups, wraps and sandwiches that you can order to eat there, they have a nice outdoor patio area, or take it to the beach for a picnic. I saw this place on Food Network with Rachael Ray and of course, she was right!!

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Cafe Zinc has a selection of soups, wraps and sandwiches that you can order to eat there, they have a nice outdoor patio area, or take it to the beach for a picnic. I saw this place on Food Network with Rachael Ray and of course, she was right!!

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I love Zinc, especially for breakfast and coffee! They have amazing oatmeal, quiches, specialty coffee, fresh fruit and scones. Try a Sunrise, a great juice drink made fresh. Enjoy a patio garden for seating and chat with the locals. Stop next door to the market and grab some lunch to go. Zinc is a must for breakfast, or anytime. They are a little pricey, but you'll be happy you visited.

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★★★★★

I love Zinc, especially for breakfast and coffee! They have amazing oatmeal, quiches, specialty coffee, fresh fruit and scones. Try a Sunrise, a great juice drink made fresh. Enjoy a patio garden for seating and chat with the locals. Stop next door to the market and grab some lunch to go. Zinc is a must for breakfast, or anytime. They are a little pricey, but you'll be happy you visited.

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We ended up eating here for breakfast one Sunday afternoon after another place didn't work out. We were plesantly surprised. I love breakfast, but I get bored of the typical eggs and bacon fare at so many restaurants. Zinc offered everything from open face fritattas (thats what I got, it was great) to scrambled eggs with leeks and cream, served with fire roasted salsa (my mom ordered-very good also). The prices are very reasonable, about $8 for the eggs, some fruit, and a bagel with very good jam. Frittata was about $8 also, served with half an avocado with some kind of salsa inside. Even the waffle was "jazzed up" a bit, served with orange butter. Although we were set on getting breakfast, the lunch options looked very good also; Gourmet sandwiches like buffalo mozzarella and basil caught my eye, and all are served on fresh Cest Ce Bon bread. Although the service wasn't overly friendly, it was very prompt, and the outside seating was very pleasant.

We just browsed the market area, but it was reminiscent of the little cheese markets you stumble upon in Europe. There was a good selection of cheeses, numerous salads and by-the-pound entrees available, a choice of beers and wine that you can have corked for your meal if you want. Also some great looking pastries. The flourless chocolate cake grabbed my attention, but there are only two slice style pastries available daily, and that wasn't one-- guess Ill have to go back!

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★★★★☆

We ended up eating here for breakfast one Sunday afternoon after another place didn't work out. We were plesantly surprised. I love breakfast, but I get bored of the typical eggs and bacon fare at so many restaurants. Zinc offered everything from open face fritattas (thats what I got, it was great) to scrambled eggs with leeks and cream, served with fire roasted salsa (my mom ordered-very good also). The prices are very reasonable, about $8 for the eggs, some fruit, and a bagel with very good jam. Frittata was about $8 also, served with half an avocado with some kind of salsa inside. Even the waffle was "jazzed up" a bit, served with orange butter. Although we were set on getting breakfast, the lunch options looked very good also; Gourmet sandwiches like buffalo mozzarella and basil caught my eye, and all are served on fresh Cest Ce Bon bread. Although the service wasn't overly friendly, it was very prompt, and the outside seating was very pleasant.

We just browsed the market area, but it was reminiscent of the little cheese markets you stumble upon in Europe. There was a good selection of cheeses, numerous salads and by-the-pound entrees available, a choice of beers and wine that you can have corked for your meal if you want. Also some great looking pastries. The flourless chocolate cake grabbed my attention, but there are only two slice style pastries available daily, and that wasn't one-- guess Ill have to go back!

Pros: Great Breakfast Food, Good Seating, Fresh Tasting Food

Cons: Tough Parking, Not Very Friendly Service

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Zinc Cafe and Market has been serving Laguna locals for eighteen years and they have been doing it well! You can always find something new and interesting in their market, from gifts to home cooking solutions. They are fantastic at making sure you get great service every time! Long lines are always prevelant, but it is always worth the wait!

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★★★★★

Zinc Cafe and Market has been serving Laguna locals for eighteen years and they have been doing it well! You can always find something new and interesting in their market, from gifts to home cooking solutions. They are fantastic at making sure you get great service every time! Long lines are always prevelant, but it is always worth the wait!

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Thought the long line to get in was indicative of good food inside, but we were wrong. All meals (sandwiches, salads, etc.) although gourmet priced, are pre-made and plastic wrapped. If you want mustard instead of mayo on your sandwich you are out of luck! Although it was early in the day, many items were sold out, but not crossed off the menu board, and the cashier made it obvious that he did not want to wait for us to choose a different meal even after we'd stood in line for 15+ minutes. The staff were having a fine time among themselves, but generally ignored the customers. The food was mediocre, as you'd expect from premade food that's been sitting in the refrigeration case. There are so many great restauarants in the area don't waste your time and money here.

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★★☆☆☆

Thought the long line to get in was indicative of good food inside, but we were wrong. All meals (sandwiches, salads, etc.) although gourmet priced, are pre-made and plastic wrapped. If you want mustard instead of mayo on your sandwich you are out of luck! Although it was early in the day, many items were sold out, but not crossed off the menu board, and the cashier made it obvious that he did not want to wait for us to choose a different meal even after we'd stood in line for 15+ minutes. The staff were having a fine time among themselves, but generally ignored the customers. The food was mediocre, as you'd expect from premade food that's been sitting in the refrigeration case. There are so many great restauarants in the area don't waste your time and money here.

Pros: outdoor dining, nice location

Cons: all food premade, no subsititutions, rude service

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Laguna Beach locals hang out at Zinc cafe & Market for the laidback attitude, sunny dog-friendly patio, and breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Bleary-eyed locals start showing up early with their pooches for an eye-opening cafe au lait,…

 

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