Quick Stop for Breakfast – Side Street Cafe – Costa Mesa, CA

You have to love their mantra, Cheapskates Welcome!

This past weekend we stopped at Side Street Cafe to have some breakfast after visiting the Dog Beach down at Newport.  This is a simple joint on Newport Boulevard with indoor and outdoor seating.


They had a very eclectic menu that was full of home cooked goodness.  I ordered the Texas Scrambled, which had grilled onions, potatoes, and eggs topped with their homemade chili and cheese.  This was a very hearty dish.  I really liked their chili.  I would get it again.

Texas Scrambled with Squaw Toast

Kim ordered a short stack of Roasted Corncakes that are like pancakes with cornbread batter and jalapenos.  The jalapenos gave the fluffy corn cakes a little bite.  Just add butter and a touch of maple syrup and these were super tasty.  We really liked the originality.

Roasted Corncakes – Short Stack

Side Street Cafe was simple but satisfying.  I am looking forward to checking out many more places you would never think of.  If you have recommendations in your area please share them at our Facebook page.

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