• Shannon Fascitelli

There’s an old saying that goes a little bit like this: the way into one’s heart is through their stomach. Well, in Laguna Beach that can be the case for foodies of all kinds. Yes, of course, the main lure to this area is the shoreline. Which is completely understandable! The ocean comes in dozens of shades of blue and green; long walks on the beach fill the lungs with crisp Pacific air and the mellow vibes emanating from such a relaxing atmosphere is exactly what people from the world overcome to experience. However, we all have to eat, right? And Laguna does eating right!

It may surprise visitors that despite Laguna Beach’s relatively small size – it’s got just 23,000 people living there – an amazing array of eateries are laid out to take a taste of. Naturally, there are plenty of beach town joints to be found. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t fine dining options to be had for those who like to dress to the nines and step out on the town. And those who prefer to do their own cooking have access to plentiful high- quality ingredients.

Ready to take a bite out of Laguna? Let’s follow our noses to some of the epicurean delights the city has to offer.

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  • Shannon Fascitelli

San Clemente is located in Southern Orange County, on the coast of California. It is a beautiful beach town to visit or move to! Ever since I relocated to Orange County, San Clemente is one of those towns I can't seem to get enough of. I often find myself there a few times a week walking around the downtown area, at the beach watching the sunset, or having dinner at one of their amazing restaurants. I hope you fall in love with San Clemente just like I have!

San Clemente Pier

San Clemente Pier

Watching the sunset in San Clemente offers one of the prettiest views I have ever seen! You can grab food at the pier and sit on the beach as you relax and enjoy some time with your family and loved ones.

Downtown District  

Downtown San Clemente, on Del Mar Street, you can explore the many local boutiques, delicious restaurants, juice bars, and wine or cocktail bars. I also love coming to Cafe Mimosa for brunch on Sunday's!

Beach Trail

There is a fabulous 2.3 mile beach trail along the San Clemente beach to jog, bike, or walk with your kids. It is also dog friendly with great views of the ocean. The trail starts at the North Beach train station and ends at State Beach.


T Street Beach in San Clemente is the perfect spot for a beach day with the family, surfing, bodyboarding, or a picnic. This beach is known to be one of the best surf spots in Orange County.

  • Shannon Fascitelli

If you're like me, you need your daily coffee fix. In Southern Orange County we are lucky enough to have an abundance of great options. Best of all, most of these coffee shops include a variety of food options to start your morning right as well as satiate your breakfast cravings.

High Tide Coffee 

With two locations nearby, one in Laguna Niguel and the other in San Clemente, High Tide Coffee offers a very diversified menu. They have specialty drinks such as a Chagaccino (mushroom coffee), Snickerdoodle Latte, Rose Latte, and many more. Their pastries are so good it will be impossible to resist.

The Coffee Importers 

This coffee spot is one of my absolute favorites because it is located right by the Dana Point Harbor. There is nothing better than sipping on my morning coffee while looking at some spectacular boats parked at the docks. The Coffee Importers has a large food menu available all day!

Bear Coast Coffee 

You can find Bear Coast Coffee in San Clemente or Dana Point. Their coffee is amazing and their shops are in great areas offering a nice ambience. This can be a good place to get in a few hours of work when it is not too busy.

Ellies Table

This is the perfect spot to meet up with a friend or colleague, located in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The coffee is great and the food is even better! Ellies Table also offers Gluten-Free and Vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.

Hidden House Coffee 

Hidden House Coffee is a veteran owned farm to cup coffee shop. All of their beans are roasted in-house at their Santa Ana location. They have a second location in San Juan Capistrano and all of their coffee is brewed to order.