One of my favorite breakfast spots in the Orange County is the Orange Inn in Laguna Beach. I love to walk the Main Beach in Laguna in the morning and then head over to the Orange Inn for some fresh squeezed o.j. and a breakfast burrito. The Orange Inn is a fave of Laguna locals with their healthy fare and surf hut vibe. The bran muffins, sweet rolls and banana bread are tasty and they are known for their smoothies, shakes and coffee. Their claim to fame is that they are the “The Home of The Original Smoothie.” The famous O.I Smoothie is made with strawberries, banana, dates, fresh juice, protein powder, bee pollen and crushed ice–it’s really good. The Orange Inn isn’t just for breakfast, they have great soup and sandwiches, too.
Just a quick history of the Orange Inn. It was established in 1931 as a refreshment stop between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach for cowboys and field hands. Over the years it became popular as a roadside stop for workers, celebrities and tourists alike. In 1986, it moved down the coast to the center of Laguna Beach on the corner of Cleo and PCH.
703 S Coast Hwy (at Cleo St)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651