Restaurants, Uncategorized

Plumeria Cafe by STACKS

This morning we enjoyed a unique and inviting experience at Plumeria Cafe by STACKS.

Plumeria Cafe by STACKS
23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 122
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 900-6829
Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect about Plumeria Cafe by STACKS.  Before 2 days ago I hadn’t ever heard of it.  We discovered this Hawaiian themed breakfast/brunch/lunch gem based on a recommendation of a local breakfast lover (if this was you, please send me a notification because I want to give you credit and can’t find the post).

While it looks unassuming from the parking lot, once you walk through the glass double doors and into this indoor business center you will immediately see the “real” front of Plumeria Cafe by STACKS.  It’s quaint, inviting and easy-going.  I can see they must often get huge crowds based on the line arrangements and extra menus outside the entry.  You walk in to order and pay immediately at the cash register, then choose your seating which offers bar stools and tall tables, regular tables and chairs, couches and tables with chairs, or even outdoor patio dining.

After ordering and choosing a table, you can go back to the front to pick out a variety of sweeteners, syrups, and other condiments.  They have “sugar-free” items but upon looking closely they aren’t keto-friendly and are packed with dextrose and maltodextrin, so I would suggest bringing your own packets of sweetener if you really want it with your meal.

The coffee was delicious.  I’m not certain, but if I had to guess I would think it was organic.  They gladly got me butter and whole milk for my coffee and offer free refills.

The food was not as awesome as I was expecting, but it tasted good.  The Plumeria Omlette tasted much better than it looked, except for the artichokes (not a favorite of mine), but does include egg whites, garlic shrimp and some kind of sauce.  The omlette was falling apart and the sauce had broken, but all in all, it tasted pretty darn good.  The Break of Dawn Scramble was so good!  I would highly recommend the Break of Dawn Scramble for anyone who is too picky to try anything with a Hawaiian flare.

I loved that they allowed us to easily exchange potatoes and bread for tomatoes and spinach.  Unfortunately, there really wasn’t much to either.  I would say, get more tomatoes and add salt yourself…that spinach was rough and seemed to be lightly steamed and not seasoned at all.

I realize this is a mixed review.  Let me use a rating system to help:

  • Location: 3 out of 5
  • Environment: 4.5 out of 5
  • Food: 3.5 out of 5
  • Coffee: 5 out of 5

I would recommend checking this out.  It might not look pretty, but there are some great flavors in what they did season.

I have a video posted, if you’re interested, check it out by clicking here.


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