Restaurant Raves and Faves: C’est Si Bon

With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite places to grab a super-satisfying, fast meal. Perfect for a breakfast or lunch get-together with friends, or even better “on the go” when you’re headed to a day of fun at the beach—picnic basket and all!

C’est Si Bon located just of Pacific Coast Highway at 149 Riverside Avenue, Newport Beach.

This quaint french bakery has been a favorite of mine for years! Open 7 days a week with freshness filling the air!

Breakfast rave: Any pastry or Croissant is a winner—then coupled with a cappuccino (“light” cap if you’re feeling guilty over a chocolate-filled croissant) Can you say “heaven”?

Lunch rave: Turkey and Havarti on a baguette (6-inch, 9-inch or 12-inch) with all the accompaniments, of course. They add this spectacular Dijon mustard that just ties all the flavors together beautifully!

Then—if you have any room left—their dessert choices are amazing. Most notably, their “bomb” cake is one the absolute best sweets around; one slice is perfect to share.

They have a self-serve salad and cheese section as well as a grab-n-go beverage refrigerator for your convenience. A great neighborhood vibe emanates through this casual cafe from morning ’til night. Highly recommend!

—Debi Draper