A Market

I have lived in Orange County for most of my life (aside from my 10-year stint in LA), and am constantly stumbling upon new gems that make me love my neighborhood even more.  My latest discovery is A Market in Newport Beach.

Now I can’t take full credit for discovering A Market as I first heard about it from my lovely friend and wedding photographer Dana Grant on her instagram, and knew I had to check it out.  A Market shares the same parking lot as the famed A Restaurant, only it’s a more casual marketplace/cafe/wine cellar.

The Englishman and I decided to check out A Market the morning after our friends wedding in Palm Springs.  We made the bleary eyed drive back to OC determined for a strong cup of tea and a hearty breakfast and A Market did not disappoint.

A Market PastriesWe wanted to try a variety of things so we started off with splitting the quiche of the day which included ham, broccoli, and cheese. It was a crust-less quiche and delicious.  I haven’t had quiche in ages and this one did not disappoint.

A Market QuicheThe Englishman got the Breakfast Panini which included fried eggs, ham, tomato and cheese.  He also added extra bacon because, well bacon rocks. I stole a bite and loved it.  The bread was perfectly grilled (a must for paninis) and the ham, egg and swiss just worked together.

A Market Breakfast SpreadI kept things simpler and got fried eggs, bacon, avocado, and fruit. It may sound boring, but everything about this breakfast was perfect and exactly what I wanted.

Since breakfast was such a big hit, I returned a week later for lunch with my blogger buddy Joelle.

I went the salad route this time and got the Mediterranean Salad topped with feta, avocado, olives, tomato, cucumber and chicken with a lemon vinaigrette on the side.

A Market Greek Salad Close UpThe salad definitely did not disappoint.  Everything about it was pretty much perfect.  I definitely need to come back for lunch and try some of the other salads and sandwiches on the menu.

If you are looking for a cute little spot for breakfast, lunch or even a cocktail (they have those too!) then I highly recommend A Market.  This is definitely going to be my new local spot!

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