Eating breakfast anytime of the day is fun. Many people just have nontraditional hours and 2pm really is their breakfast time. Offering breakfast all day was once for a few old-timer restaurant chains, but the demand has changed drastically. Several Orange County restaurants are winning with serving breakfast all day long. Here’s a list of Orange County restaurants and chains that offer a fabulous all-day breakfast menu.
Arsenio’s Mexican Food
Arsenio’s offers fantastic breakfast burritos all day long. The breakfast all day options here have huge portions and there is even a kid’s menu with a smaller size burrito. Other favorites include the Spanish Omelet, Chorizo and Egg plate, and Huevos a la Mexicana. The best part? Arsenio’s is open late! And the Huntington Beach location is open 24 hours. All locations have a drive-thru.
Arsenio’s Orange County Locations
- 2900 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- 9142 Garfield Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
- 751 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Castaneda’s Mexican Food
Castaneda’s serves a delicious Mexican style breakfast all day long. Menu options include Ham and eggs with fresh salsa, chorizo and eggs, and huevos rancheros. Castaneda’s serves the best red or green chilaquiles in town. All breakfasts include beans, rice and coffee. What a deal! And they are open 24 hours for late night noshing.
- 19071 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
- 580 S. Beach Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
Denny’s is world famous for a reason. They make having breakfast all day fun and affordable. Who hasn’t tried Moons Over My Hammy? Denny’s is constantly adding to its breakfast menu with exciting and limited time items and seasonal flavors. All Locations across Orange County serve breakfast all day. Denny’s used to be open 24 hours, but recently, some locations have changed their hours of operation. Be sure to check the details of the location you plan to visit if you’re looking for a late night breakfast session.
Donut Star – Bagels & Sandwiches
5365 Alton Pkwy C, Irvine, CA 92604
This 24 hour Donut Star has the best bagels in town. There are 101 different bagel combinations to choose from. Your late-night appetite will be excited with all the options at Donut Star. Choose a plain bagel, strawberry cream cheese bagel, or the bacon avocado bagel. Donut star offers delicious panini sandwiches, too. The atmosphere is trendy and fun. Of course, there are plenty of traditional donuts to choose from.
5051 E Orangethorpe Ave. #A, Anaheim, CA 92807
Walk in at 6:30 am or pm and you can get the best biscuits and gravy in North Orange County. Esperanza Burger cooks breakfast all day long. Order the famous pancake breakfast with choice of meat or try the special French toast topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar. You can count on Esperanza Burger to whip up the biggest breakfast burrito in town and at the lowest price around. Try the home-made chili and cheese omelet. The staff is friendly, and service is fast. Everyone seems to know each other here. The dining room has plenty of seats and there is even a cozy outside patio seating area. If you haven’t had breakfast here yet, you’re definitely missing out!
5062 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
Fantastic Café lives up to its name. Breakfast is fresh and a great value for the portion size. Order pancakes, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, and French toast all day long. Fantastic has friendly service and a cozy dining area serving breakfast all day long. Our top pick here are the Belgian waffles served with 3 eggs and choice of 4 meats. There is a drive-thru at this location so you don’t even have to get out of the car.
Jack In The Box
Most Jack In The Box locations are open 24 hours
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If you want fast food breakfast all day Jack in The Box has great gourmet breakfast sandwiches. Try Jack’s buttery supreme croissant with ham and bacon or the sausage flakey croissant filled with fresh eggs and cheese. Of course, there is the Jumbo Breakfast Platter that includes mini pancakes, hash browns, and choice of meats. The breakfast choices at Jack’s are endless. Breakfast is available all day.
Keno’s Family Restaurant
5750 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim
Keno’s is open daily for breakfast. Keno’s menu has a wide variety of breakfast options from steak and eggs to pancakes and omelets. Service is friendly and fast. Keno’s also has free Wi-Fi and a steakhouse concept, Geno’s, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Mama’s On 39
Mama’s On 39 offers heaping portions and affordable prices for outstanding comfort food, including all day breakfast. They have everything from healthy options to hangover cures, vegan options, and bottomless “Mamosas”. In addition to the traditional favorites, they’ve got chicken and waffles, three styles of Eggs Benedict, and a bomb biscuits and gravy. Wanna really hit the breakfast spot? Try Brianne’s Hangover Cure, the Breakfast Pizza Pie, or Helia’s Chilaquiles.
Mama’s On 39 Locations:
- 21022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- 25606 Crown Valley Pkwy Suite K-2, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
- 11122 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
125 E Taft Ave, Orange, CA 92865
Paul’s Place is a great café that serves traditional breakfast all day long. You also have the choice of several gourmet omelets like the Greek or the Denver Omelet. Both are served with hash browns and choice of toast. If you’re looking for something heartier, then try Paul’s Steak and Eggs or the popular Chicken Fried Steak. It’s important to mention that there are five Paul’s locations in Orange County, but the location in Orange is the only one that serves breakfast all day. This location does not have a drive thru.
Protein Lab is a hidden gem in North Orange County. Who says breakfast isn’t fresh fruit and grains? This is an acai bowl place, serving fresh blended acai mixed with fresh fruits like bananas, pineapples and berries. Your topping options may include granola or coconut. You can even order a protein boost in your fruit blend and the fruit toppings are plentiful. So maybe you’re a protein shake person, pop in for a fresh blended smoothie from freshly squeezed fruit. At Protein Lab, a delicious and filling breakfast is waiting for you all day long. They even sell premade, measured meal trays for breakfast that are super healthy and track all your metrics. This is a great place and the acai bowls come in smaller sizes for little ones. Acai breakfast bowls should definitely be on your must try breakfast list.
Protein Lab Locations:
- 2500 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821
- 6960 Beach Blvd., J-202, Buena Park, CA 90621
Ronaldo’s Taco Shop
Ronaldo’s has the best Machaca Breakfast plate in town. Portions are huge and the meat is cooked perfect. They serve traditional Mexican breakfast plates and burritos all day long. If you’re looking for delicious, homestyle chilaquiles with eggs, rice, beans, and tortillas, then this is your new spot!
- 28881 S. Los Alisos Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA 92692
- 24 hr. location: 26051 La Paz Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sonic is a fun place to eat and is a great spot for fast food breakfast all day. Roll into Sonics and try their Sausage or Bacon Breakfast Toaster sandwich. Specialty breakfast items include the Sausage Breakfast Burrito or the Supersonic Breakfast Burrito. Sonic has a value menu, and you can upgrade your breakfast with tots and a cold brew iced coffee. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth for breakfast, order Sonic’s delicious French Toast Sticks or the Signature Cinnabon Cinnasnacks with crème cheese frosting.
Orange County Sonic Locations
- 1632 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
- 3095 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- 441 North Placentia Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831
- 17811 Beach Blvd., Ste. 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- 25502 Jeronimo Rd., Mission Viejo, CA 92691
- 3531 South Fairview St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Breakfast hour is never over at Subway. Breakfast is served all day. Dash in for a steak, egg, and cheese sandwich or a Black Forest ham, egg, and cheese wrap. Subway has a new breakfast wrap menu that’s fast and filling.
388 South Main Street Orange, CA 92868
Victory Diner has a tremendous breakfast menu. If you’re tired of traditional pancakes and eggs, then try a delicious breakfast sandwich with warm eggs and melting cheese or a spinach and feta cheese omelet. Every bite is delicious, and the quality keeps you coming back for more. Our top pick was the pork chops and eggs breakfast. Victory Diner also has a drive-thru.
More Places To Get Breakfast All Day
- Carlito’s Diner
- 7451 Warner Ave. #G, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- 18033 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
- Norm’s – Locations Throughout Orange County
- Farmer Boys – Locations Throughout Orange County
- Woody’s Diner – 7 Locations in Orange County
- Magnolia Café – 8988 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
- Panera Bread – Locations Throughout Orange County
- IHOP – Locations Throughout Orange County
- Ruby’s Diner – Locations throughout Orange County
- Rockwell’s Bakery
- 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa 116, San Clemente 92672
- 17853 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, CA 92861
- Starbucks – Locations throughout Orange County
- Harbor House Café
- 34157 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629
- 16341 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA 90742
As a general rule any pancake house will have breakfast all day.
Note: McDonald’s stopped serving their all-day breakfast menu in March 2020 in order to simplify service. Generally, McDonald’s breakfast hours vary but breakfast is available from the time the restaurant opens (in many cases, around 5 a.m.) until about 10:30 or 11 a.m.
Breakfast is out there for every predilection, every cheat day, every budget and at every hour of the day. For some breakfast is a blueberry muffin, while others prefer a New York Steak and eggs. There are options and restaurants across the OC are listening and making breakfast fun again! There’s no need to skip breakfast anymore. Order up!
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