Looking to liven up your palate? Drop by one (or all three) of these new O.C. eateries.
A stone’s throw from the UC Irvine campus, this buzzy breakfast spot features photoworthy entrees like churro pancakes and banana split French toast plus good libations like Jurassic bloody marys and customizable beer flights. 4213 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.379.7177, breakfastrepublic.com
Pull up a seat on this Newport Beach newbie’s pet-friendly patio and indulge in health-focused fare, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, paleo or just plain hungry. Shine bright with the much-loved Glow Bowl featuring spicy sweet potato noodles, veggies, coconut milk and sunflower butter. 1302 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, 949.200.8141, iamaflowerchild.com
SOCIAL Huntington Beach
The second outpost of this Costa Mesa favorite is now open in Surf City with a slew of foodie specials throughout the week including Taco Tuesday and Saturday and Sunday brunch featuring bottomless mimosas. 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425, socialcostamesa.com