One of the great things about working in Laguna Beach is that I’m literally a hop, skip, and a step away from all the cute cafes and shops in downtown, and of course, the beach. Naturally speaking, all the cute cafes and shops also have cute price tags as well, so I try to limit my downtown lunching to once every other week.
But today the skies were blue and the temperature was giving off the first real indications of spring (in socal anyway), so my coworker and I decided to head downtown for a nice leisurely lunch. We considered going to our standby favorite Zinc Cafe, but decided we weren’t feeling like spending $$$ on lunch (sorry Zinc!) so we popped into a cafe up the road – Cafe Anastasia.
One of the things I like most about Cafe Anastasia is that it’s attached to a cute little clothes boutique, so you can window shop while you eat. My coworker decided on the Eggs Napoleon (aka fancy eggs benedict) for lunch and I chose La Greque (aka Greek salad).
When they brought out the Eggs Napoleon it was plated so cute!
My salad however didn’t quite have the same “cute” factor. But it did have lots of red onion (which I didn’t eat):
The “La Greque” was good, but it was missing something. Chicken maybe? Pine nuts? I loved the fresh feta and olives, but I felt like the salad could use a little more pizazz. At least the unpictured french bread that was served was delish and my coworker loved her Eggs Napoleon. They also serve iced earl grey tea here which I thought was interesting.
Overall, Cafe Anastasia is a cute little brunch/lunch place with lots of affordable options. I definitely think I’d come back and try more of the breakfast and egg dishes. And maybe La Greque again if they added chicken 😉
460 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651