Michele's Sugar Shack Café, Huntington Beach











"No one ever goes there anymore because they're too busy!" Is true about this place. Especially busy in summer, but still
packed in winter, The Sugar Shack has a great "rep" with the locals, but also draws the out-of-towners.  For the surfer on the
go, a breakfast burrito packed with egg, bacon, cheese and veggies will hit the spot. Other specialties include the Main Street
Special, (my favorite, but I add sausage) an omelet packed full with avocado, mushrooms, onions & alfalfa sprouts - topped with
cheese. The Chili & Cheese omelet is my second runner up, but ask for cheddar cheese, or you'll get American cheese. (yuk!)
Keppler's Special is sort of like eggs benedict, but the eggs are scrambled. It is served with avocado, tomato & hollandaise.
The Breakfast Special is just like a pancake sandwich. Mom says it's good! Mostly a breakfast place, The Sugar Shack also
has some basic sandwiches and burgers for lunch, but the real deal is on Wednesday where you get a Turkey lunch/dinner
with all the fixin's for $6.50 Their other lunch specials are excellent as well, but on Wednesday they're open 'til 8PM, otherwise
they close at 4PM on weekdays, and 5PM on Friday & the weekend. Breakfast is served all day (until they close, they mean).
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Family owned and operated since 1967, The Sugar Shack is definitely on my A list. Everyone here puts in that
little extra effort to make you feel special. And they are busy! Parking is tough - street (feed the meter) or there is a
parking garage a few blocks away. 213 1/2 Main Street (714) 536-0355
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With a view of the Huntington Beach Pier, the smell of the salt air, a front patio, a back patio, great food with top-notch
service you can't lose. Many waiters and waitresses have served us in the past, but Will (a busboy) has always
greeted us with a smile and takes care of us like we were long lost kin. If you go, tell Will we sent you.
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Tell Will you saw it on "Jerry's Good Eats.com"
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Accessibility: C- / Service: A / Food Quality: A- / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value:
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Waterfront Café, Garden Grove









Once, many meal ago, I tried a restaurant near here – not worth mentioning. However, I was attracted to the Waterfront Café
by its huge walls of water flowing off the building – hence the name. No, they’re not even close to the ocean.  Next time I
was in this neighborhood, I tried them – glad I did. Been coming back for years now.
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The interior is very nicely furnished – when you first walk in, you think the prices would be quite high, but they are very
reasonable. On a recent visit, I had the Fiesta Omelet. I had to laugh because it reminded me of the song from “Frasier” –
tossed salad and scrambled eggs. Romaine lettuce, eggs, seasoned ground beef, salsa, cheese, black olives and sour
cream – a very unusual interplay of cool and hot. Only $7.29 here is a photo:












They have NY steak & eggs for $8.29, pork chops & eggs for $6.99, and Mom’s pancake combo for $4.59
Besides these, there are your typical breakfast omelets, waffles, egg dishes and the like. All very generous portions.
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Everything here I’ve tried here has been fresh and well prepared. K.C. Yun, the owner, has a watchful eye over his place,
and usually greets customer first, as they come in, often by name. Maria, our waitress was friendly, prompt and efficient.
Besides cookin’ up a great breakfast, Waterfront Café serves an excellent lunch of huge salads and sandwiches piled
high with your choice of meat. Try “The Newporter” sandwich – grand! Dinner is likewise first-class. The meat loaf, NY
steak is all good, but gimme the roasted turkey breast – done just like at Grandma’s house.
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Located at: 12902 Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove. (714) 636-8152 They accept Visa, MasterCard, & American Express.
Parking in the rear of the restaurant, which is the entrance. The above photo is a view from the street. (Shot from a grassy
knoll just off the street) Tell "KC" you saw it on Jerry's Good Eats.com
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Accessibility: A / Service: A / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: A / Price & Value: A
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Zlaket's Market, Garden Grove
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Stepping into Zlaket's market is a little like going to a small town in the country. The store has that "comfy" feel to it. Virginia will
most likely greet you with a smile, Leo will probably be behind the butcher's counter. David and Tina also welcome customers,
always ready to lend a hand or answer your questions. Located in the "Historic" downtown Main Street in Garden Grove, this
store is a rare jewel amongst today's faced paced, no service "mega markets." Maybe you don't have every possible choice
available, but what Zlaket's stocks is QUALITY!  Address: 12921 Main Street. Store Hours:  Monday - Friday  10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm (714) 534-2188
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I first came here after having a great breakfast at "Main Street Café", just a few doors down to the left. (Review will follow this
one soon) Being an aficionado of specialty or "old-time" sodas, I saw Zlaket's wonderful selection through their front window,
and had to go in. Besides the sodas, Zlaket's has: a real butcher shop, made to order sandwiches, specialty foods & sauces,
cheese, hot dogs, salads and lots more. If you go to their website, there's more info, plus recipes, the deli menu, etc. -
check it out at:
http://zlakets.com/
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On one visit, I purchased some sliced deli meat for sandwiches - tops! Brown bagging it never had it this good! Leo was
very helpful, as well as informative about his product. Virginia "rang me up", as well as gave me some back-
ground about their store. I know every time I'm in the neighborhood - I'll be comin' here.
Tell 'em you saw it on "Jerry's Good Eats.com"
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Accessibility: C+ / Service: A / Food Quality: A / Ambiance & Cleanliness: A / Price & Value: B
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Bread Crumb 'Ohana Café, Huntington Beach
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Mom and I found this place upon recommendation from a couple at another restaurant. Unless you were told exactly where
it was at, it would be unlikely you could find it. Nestled between a CVS drug store and a Stein Mart, the Bread Crumb is a
rare jewel. 19079 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. Cross street Garfield.  Open 7 days a week, 7AM to 3PM Cash only.

Bread Crumb has that "Island-style" feel to it, but the service is anything but laid back. Larry Lawrence began the Bread Crumb,
but now his son Bryan has been promoted from “first mate” to “Captain.”  Bryan is keeping with the high level of customer
satisfaction his father began. Bryan is pictured in the photo above.

Features of breakfast include the "Junk" omelet (my favorite). It is a compilation of various ingredients, not always the same.
The pancakes are light, fluffy and do not include milk. Larry says that many of his customers are Asian and cannot eat milk.
I don't know how he does it, but these pancakes are among the best Mom & I have had. Other menu items are: Huge break-
fast burritos, Hawaiian bread french toast, Texas style chili (where'd that come from?), submarine sandwiches, burgers and
some real nice salads. They also have a good selection of vegetarian items.

Lately Mom has gone bananas for the “North Shore” – It’s a huge piece of Hawaiian bread French toast. Get it with all the
fruit and macadamia nuts – it’s irresistible. Mom gets the half order, cause the whole order is huge.

Parking is good, with lots on both sides of the restaurant. Take a break from the mainland and relax at the Bread Crumb.

It’s on my “A” list. Tell Brian you saw it on Jerry's Good Eats.com

Accessibility: A- / Service: B / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: C+
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Felix Continental Café – Orange, CA
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Sometimes it’s very easy to ignore or merely overlook a great restaurant. This has led me to what I call “Restaurant
Adventuring.” Deliberately searching out new restaurant experiences. Having driven by here many times, I finally
ate here. Wow! Exceptional food, huge menu, attentive service with a Cuban flair.
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Many (Most?) of the menu items here will be unknown to patrons at diners - but with a little adventure, good eats is here
aplenty. “Pisto a la Cubana” is one of my favorites. It is scrambled eggs with ham, Spanish sausage, onions, garlic & bell
peppers. Served with black beans. “Tortilla Vasca” is an omelet bursting with taste – it is filled with imported sausage, ham,
shrimp, potatoes, onions, bell pepper & garlic. Awesome! Lunch is replete with Cuban sandwiches big enough for two,
tostadas & great salads. Dinner is where you’ll almost begin to think you’re in Cuba. “Pierna De Puerco”- slowly roasted
leg of pork lives up to the saying: “Pork fat rules!” “Boliche Mechado” is a round of beef stuffed with chorizo and cooked
in its own juices – incredible! “Chuletas De Cordero” - lamb chops cooked just right and seasoned to perfection. Served
with these are your choice of Cuban side dishes.
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Many other restaurant critics have spoken their praise of Felix Continental Café, and are mentioned on the menu – I’ll chime
in too! Felix is magnificent! Every meal I have had here has been sumptuous, and I the next time I go, I want to try
something new and have an adventure in dining at Felix Continental Café.
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Open for breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, from 8AM to 12PM. Lunch everyday from 11AM to 5PM and dinner
everyday from 5PM to 10PM Located in the traffic circle of Orange at 36 Plaza Square
Phone: 714 633 5842 Street parking, along with some nearby parking lots.
Don’t drive by – go on it and feel a little “a la Cubano.”
Tell ‘em you saw it on Jerry's Good Eats.com
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Accessibility: C+ / Service: B- / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B / Price & Value: B
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Kaye's Kitchen, Garden Grove
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Thank you, “Entertainment Book”! I would have probably never visited this small café located on Garden Grove’s “Historic”
Main Street, unless I had one of their coupons.  I started calling this place: “The place of three names” because it started
out as Kaye’s Kitchen, then was Tony’s Restaurant, and now, Main Street Café. Update: A few years back, they changed
back to Kaye's Kitchen.
Now located at 12939 “Historic” Main Street in Garden Grove, this restaurant has been a local institution
for years. Ph. (714) 636-1480 - I must mention Susie, our favorite waitress here. She completely shocked me on our second
visit by greeting us by name! What a memory! She told us recently she might forget your order, but never a name! Susie is
tops in my book! Our favorite waiter here; Pedro is a great guy, always with a ready smile and friendly greeting.

With all the rising prices and smaller portions I keep on seeing at other restaurant, I am amazed that Main Street Café has

been able to keep their portion size rather large, and the prices rather low. My favorite is the NY steak and eggs. A nice
sized steak along with 2 eggs for $7.49 Mom’s favorite, the pancake sandwich is only $4.99 Besides these items, they have
a good selection of omelets, egg and meat choices, French toast and pancakes. I love their chili and cheese Omelette,
which is so big I usually do not finish it. Peter's omelet is a Greek-style omelet with spinach, feta cheese and Parmesan
cheese. Lunch time is famous for big burgers, club sandwiches and crisp salads. Dinner has all your old-time favorites
such as meatloaf, hot roast beef sandwich, hot turkey sandwich, New York steak, as well as fish & chips and roast chicken.
The senior citizens have specials starting at $6.49

The original owner was Tony, then Peter. Recently,  I was told that Main street Café has been sold again. I hope they only

change for the better and keep this great little café “Historic”, which it has always been to me since I started coming here.
The new owner is Alexandria - I haven't met her yet, but I hope she maintains Main Street Café's historic atmosphere & feel.
Good luck Alexandria! (I'll have to go here again soon to update this info.)

Tell Susie or Pedro you saw it on Jerry's Good Eats.com

Accessibility: B- / Service: B / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: A
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Paul's Coffee Shop, Fountain Valley
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A very special waitress who works at another restaurant reviewed on my site gave me the recommendation to come to Paul's Coffee Shop - glad I did!
Thanks! - You know who you are! Paul's is a family oriented and family styled diner the likes of which I hope will stay around for a long time. First of all the
atmosphere is relaxed - almost to the point where you feel like you're with family. Second, the prices are very affordable and the portions are REALLY BIG!
Take a look at this Chicken Fried Steak for $8.95:



















I had the Pot Roast & eggs - fork tender and covered with a very good brown gravy. Luscious! The B & G (biscuits and gravy for those of you non-
aficionados.) was big, but wasn't very good. It gets only a "E" rating. (E = Edible) Probably canned gravy. Mom liked the pancakes and was impressed how
much she got for the price: $4.99 Called a "Pan San" here, it's the basic pancake combo/sandwich Mom usually gets. All of us enjoyed our breakfast, and the
service was fast, efficient and personal. (Maybe a little "Sassy"?) Loco Moco as well as Spam & eggs, Hawaiian favorites are also available for breakfast.
Burgers here are BIG - 1/2 pound! Other more basic lunch items are also available such as club sandwich, tuna melt, patty melt, along with only two salads
(dieters: beware!) There used to be a "Paul", but now Phil Martinez is the commander & chief. Semper Fidelis! (It's a Marine thing.)

Located at 16947 Bushard Street, just north of Warner Ave, right off the 405 freeway.  (714) 962-7879 Open 7 days a week (are there more?) from 7AM to 2PM.
Go - and go with a big appetite!

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Accessibility: A- / Service: B+ / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: A
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Orange County Restaurants: The "OC"
                                            Restaurants featured on this page:
Michele's Sugar Shack Café                                                       Waterfront Café
Zlaket's Market                                                                             Bread Crumb 'Ohana Café'
Felix Continental Café                                                                 Main Street Café
Paul's Coffee Shop
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