Two of my oldest and dearest friends live in Orange County. They are San Diego natives so they get points for that. We weren't able to celebrate the holidays together because of life and work schedules and miles, so we got together a week into the new year at this great little cafe in San Juan Capistrano. Sarah, who suggested we have brunch at The Ramos House Cafe, said that it was so good it would definitely make my blog. Yep, it was The Good Life worthy for sure.
The Cafe offers a weekend brunch menu. It's $35 for a drink, a starter, and a main dish. If you're not too hungry you can opt for another drink but I wanted to taste this menu.
I started with a glass of champagne and ended with one more.
For my starter I ordered apple cinnamon beignets. Oooooooh, they were so good. They were warm and soft and cinnamony, delish.
I ordered the country fried chicken scramble and waffles as my main dish. This was one of those dishes that has every flavor. There were sweet currants and crunchy tiny potatoes and savory chicken and flavorful waffles. I was so happy I ordered it.
This is one of those places that I can't wait to go back to. If you live in San Diego, it's only an hour drive or you can take a scenic train ride up the coast to San Juan Capistrano. The cafe is right next to the train station.
The restaurant was very intimate and super cozy. All dining is on their covered patio. And since it gets a little chilly, they have warm blankets for their patrons in addition to heaters. It's really too cute.
I think when I go pack I'm going to try their sweet corn hush puppies with sweet pepper jam as a starter and either the strawberry basil pain perdu or the flannel hash with fried poached eggs as the main dish. Yummmmm. And of course I'll have champagne.