Opened to the public in 2006, the Beachcomber Café is a former cottage turned restaurant. Patrons can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Southern California beach resort known as Crystal Cove. Serving up a menu that is reminiscent of the beach surroundings, patrons can indulge in cuisine that is light yet filling and satisfying, while having a view of the ocean from the beach front patio. The Beachcomber Café offers both great food and a stellar atmosphere to match.

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Limited reservations are available via OpenTable. Reservations cannot be made over the phone or in person at the restaurant. Please note that 70% of the seating at The Beachcomber Café is allocated on a walk-in basis. Group reservations are not accepted. Those interested in a group reservation should contact The Beachcomber Café for catering services.


The Beachcomber Café offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a bar brunch. The food is classic American with a touch of the sea. Patrons can enjoy a number of delicious menu options while seated inside the restaurant or while taking in the view of the ocean on the patio.

· Breakfast - The breakfast menu offers classic breakfast options such as omelets, skillets, egg Benedicts, egg platters prepared as desired as well as a number of breakfast specialties such as corned beef, hash and eggs, brioche French toast, huevos rancheros, and coconut macadamia pancakes.

· Lunch -The lunch menu offers a number of seafood-inspired appetizers and entrees. Patrons can enjoy such items as kung pao calamari, crab stack, mahi mahi spring rolls, ahi poke salad, salmon Cobb salad, the real deal clam chowder, huli huli tofu, seared ahi sandwich, Alaskan cod and chips, and Maine lobster club.

· Dinner - The dinner menu is an extension of the lunch menu with additional entrees. Some choices for this menu include lobster linguini pasta, Chilean sea bass, seared crusted yellow tuna, island roasted chicken, and diver scallops.

· Desserts-The dessert menu offers the Beachcomber Beignets, Gimme S’mores, butter and chocolate cake as well as a number of sweet after-dinner drinks such as hot apple pie cider, Mexican coffee, and B-52 coffee.

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The Beachcomber Café offers gift cards for purchase online or at the restaurant. Gift cards are available in increments of $20, $25, $50, $75, and $100.


The Beachcomber Café is the preferred caterer for the Crystal Cove Historic District of Crystal. Individuals looking for an exceptional catering experience in Crystal Cove will find that The Beachcomber Café is capable of meeting and exceeding catering needs. From weddings to corporate events as well as off-site catering, The Beachcomber Café will work with interested parties to create a venue that is very enjoyable at one of its several sites. For more information on catering, patrons can complete the online form at or contact the catering department at 949-644-8759.

Beach Rentals

Experience the beach to the fullest by enjoying a fire pit or beach rental through The Beachcomber Café. Fire pit rentals include the use of a fire pit as well as a food package that allows patrons to grill on the beach. There are also beach rentals of umbrellas and beach chairs for the day if so desired.


The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove, 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657, Phone: 949-376-6900

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