Per Governor Newsome’s order, outdoor dining in Orange County can resume. That means you can once again frequent sit-down eateries, fill up on unlimited slices of warm bread, and enjoy an ambiance other than your home. The next time you want to take a break from cooking at home, consider purchasing a meal from one of our three favorite locally owned restaurants below. They need your support now more than ever! 

Arthur’s Coffee Shop

Need a pick-me-up? Arthur’s Coffee Shop is the perfect place. Enjoy a to-go order of their freshly ground Yuban coffee that tastes even more divine than it sounds (if that is even possible), or sip on their fresh juices: orange, cranberry, tomato, apple, and Arthur’s OJ (a blend of freshly squeezed orange juice, ice, and protein powder) are some of the available options. Yummy! 

The restaurant also makes tasty omelets, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and house-made chili (for those occasional cold California winter days). Make sure to order before their closing time at 1:30 p.m., and consider writing a nice review for the owners! Posting reviews is one of the best ways to support local restaurants. 

Smoke and Fire Social Eatery

Smoke and Fire Social Eatery is a family-owned restaurant group that prides itself on providing the ultimate food experience in a quick-service format. If you are in need of warm comfort food, this is the place.

Known for their unique burgers and specialty fries, Smoke and Fire Social Eatery also offers a beef brisket grilled cheese, a vegan stacked sandwich, and a killer homemade smoked cookies and cream dessert. From chicken to beef to vegetarian salads, there is food for every member of the family to enjoy. 

Egg Bread

More than a typical breakfast joint, Egg Bread is a newly established restaurant (since August 2020 to be exact) that is located in a strip mall off of Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway in La Habra. All their food is made from scratch, including their sauces and cheddar biscuits. They use cage-free eggs, grind their sausage, and source their English muffins and Japanese milk buns from a local bakery. 

Enjoy one of their many breakfast sandwiches (Scramble Me Softly—a sandwich with soft scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, sharp cheddar, and a chilli spread—is our favorite), avocado toast with a soft poached egg, house biscuits and gravy, or their red velvet cheesecake waffle. Consider pairing your food with a probiotic shot or fresh blood orange juice. Your tummy will be very happy!

There are so many local restaurants to support during the pandemic. Whether you are in the mood for coffee, smoked meat, or a breakfast that will warm your soul, we’ve got you covered! Consider purchasing food from Arthur’s Coffee Shop, Smoke and Fire Social Eatery, and Egg Bread. All three restaurants are perfect options and locally owned. What better way to support your community? Enjoy!