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Best All-Day Breakfast Restaurants In Orange County

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It is distinctly possible that your mother told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. She was right because her goal was to get you to start your day with a nutritious meal. However, your mom probably never said that breakfast could only be eaten in the morning. If you're looking for a good breakfast at any time of day, try these great places that serve breakfast as long as they're open.

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Harbor House
34157 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-9270

If you want breakfast anytime, Harbor House is the place to go. This restaurant is open all day every day, and it offers great options for getting your breakfast fix no matter what time it is. Sure, you can get your standard egg dishes with a side of meat and potatoes. You can also get dishes like breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros and biscuits and gravy. One thing is certain: no matter what you order, you won't walk away hungry with the ample portions here.

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Nate's Korner
3960 S Main St., Suite D
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 545-5772

Talk to enough people and you'll find that the breakfast burritos at this place are legendary. First, they are huge. When you unwrap one, you realize it's enough for two meals. Second, they are filled with eggs, meat and crispy hash browns. In addition to the breakfast burritos, you'll find a variety of breakfast sandwiches. You may want to find the egg and three meat sandwich, or the pastrami and eggs. Nate's Korner is open until 4:00 daily.

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A's Burgers
28698 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 364-2099

If you just go by the name of the place, you may not know that you can get a great breakfast at A's Burgers. However, you certainly can get a great breakfast here until it closes at 10 p.m. The breakfast burritos here are great, and it always feels like they are ready instantly even though they are made-to-order. You'll also find breakfast plates ranging from huevos rancheros to machaca and standards like ham and eggs.

Related: Best Breakfast Burritos In Orange County

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292 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 633-3900

Bruxie has a variety of great sandwiches that allow you to get your breakfast fix. Among them is the green eggs & ham. Dr. Seuss probably never imagined anything like this sandwich, which includes ham, egg and arugula pesto on a waffle. Also available here is a sandwich with bacon, egg, cheddar and, perhaps the most irresistible, one with lox, cucumbers and dill cream cheese.

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Anepalco's Cafe
415 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 771-2333

Anepalco's is a cozy little place, and even though it is on Main Street, it's easy to drive right by the place. However, once you're inside, you will realize that you've found something special. The cuisine here is a mixture of Mexican and French, and it is delicious. When you visit, make sure you try the chilaquiles. If you'd like something sweeter, the guava French toast is a good option. Anepalco's is only open until 3:00 p.m., but breakfast is served as long as the place is open.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on


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