Slow down this weekend and head to the historic Royal Hawaiian for brunch inspired by the laid-back island way of life.
On a gorgeous and clear Southern California morning, my husband and I headed south on PCH to North Laguna for brunch at one of Laguna’s most historic restaurants. After a complete renovation which included an expanded dining room, bar and menu, Royal Hawaiian recently started serving brunch. It’s a casual dining ambiance with a mix of locals and visitors that makes for a pleasant experience.
The menu has classic brunch items, with an added island twist and a few unexpected combinations that may spark your curiosity. I decided on the Gazebo Pancakes and my husband, the Kalua Pork Scramble.
|Gazebo Pancakes: Macadamia nut, bananas, bacon and coconut syrup.|
|Kalua Pork Scramble: Swiss cheese, green onions, peppers and breakfast potatoes.|
The scramble is one of their house specialties…and we can see why! It has that ‘Mama’s-home-cooked’ goodness, yet with a Hawaiian flare.
We have both heard our friends rave about the excellent cocktails they mix up at Royal Hawaiian and we didn’t want to miss out!
331 N. Coast Hwy
Phone: (949) 494-8001
Monday to Friday Bar open at 4pm
Dining starts at 5pm
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday at 11am
Enjoy nightly entertainment and/or live music
Large flat screen TV’s for sporting events
By Anne-Marie S.