If you’re searching southern California for somewhere to spend time with your partner, there’s one place that you should keep in mind. Nestled in the Laguna Design Center in Laguna Niguel, Plumeria Cafe masterfully blends American and Hawaiian cuisine. It’s the perfect place for a breakfast or lunch date, with a large menu encompassing both well-loved favorites and delicious new foods to try. The Laguna Design Center itself is easy to miss, as it appears almost as a row of offices, and the name doesn’t exactly lend itself to thoughts of food. But if you park your car and walk inside, you will soon be greeted by Plumeria Cafe and the good smells and good vibes that it brings. You’ll soon be glad that you took the time to see what it’s like.
The menu includes classic breakfast foods like omelets, pancakes, and waffles, as well as lunch foods like hamburgers, lettuce wraps, and pasta. The Kalua pork, steamed rice, and other Hawaiian touches throughout the menu make it feel like a vacation, even if you’re mere minutes from your house. The combination of breakfast and lunch food is also ideal for brunch or two people who woke up at drastically different times of the day. The whole place is defined by its overall chill vibe and a feeling of serenity that can be hard to find during a busy workweek.
The ambiance is enhanced by the nature-filled outdoor seating area, which features umbrellas, lots of greenery, and a water feature. You can choose to sit near the restaurant or a couple of steps down in the more secluded area where the plants are. It’s like an oasis, protecting you from the heat of the desert, and conversations are sure to flow. There’s nothing better than good food with good people, and Plumeria Cafe easily provides half of that equation. If you find yourself in Laguna Niguel this summer, I highly recommend that you stop by and check it out!