Laguna Coffee Co: This is one of Bobby’s favorite coffee shops. Go a few times and you’ll quickly get to know (and become!) one of the locals. Catch the live jazz music on Saturday mornings if you can! (@lagunacoffeeco)
BLKdot Coffee: This coffee shop is every bit as hip as it is good. From their specialty drinks (the sea salt coffee is our favorite!) to their drip coffee, you really can’t go wrong! Oh, grab an avocado toast while you’re at it. It’s delish! (@blkdotcoffee)
Bobby’s pick: Flat White
Alli’s pick: Iced Sea Salt Coffee
Cafe Anastasia: Arguably the most underrated breakfast spot in Laguna Beach. Healthy options that are affordable, beautifully presented, and quick. It’s our go-to brunch spot with friends! (@anastasia_laguna)
Bobby’s pick: Eggs Anna
Alli’s pick: Eggs Laguna
Heidelberg Cafe & Bistro: This place has been a local favorite for years, and it’s easy to see why. Simple breakfasts that are hearty and flavorful. Throw in some mouth-watering pastries and you’ll be needing a nap in no time!
Bobby’s pick: Original Eggs Benedict
Alli’s pick: Eggs & Toast
Laguna Beach is our go-to date night spot, so we tend to rotate through each of the restaurants listed… We promise you’ll love them all!
Driftwood Kitchen: Make a reservation for a patio seat, and try to plan your dinner for right at sunset. You’ll be so enamored by the views that you’ll almost forget about your food! ALMOST. We’ve tried just about everything on Driftwood Kitchen’s menu and it’s all amazing. But if there’s one thing you MUST get, it’s an order of the rolls. Just do it. They’re life changing. (@driftwoodkitchn)
Bobby’s pick: Grilled Swordfish
Alli’s pick: Butternut Squash Gnocci
South of Nick’s: We are obsessed with this modern Mexican restaurant. So much so, that we celebrate every Christmas Eve there! (No joke, we really do!) Hands down our favorite margaritas. (@southofnicks)
Bobby’s pick: The Pork Carnitas. Every time.
Alli’s pick: The Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
La Sirena: After a long day at the beach, there’s nothing we crave more than La Sirena. It’s a casual, order-at-the counter Mexican food spot that has a mouth-watering salsa bar. (And a dog-friendly patio too!) (La Sirena on Instagram)
Bobby’s pick: Carnitas burrito
Alli’s pick: Grilled veggie enchiladas
K’ya: This tapas-style restaurant has a special place in our hearts, it was our go-to spot when we first started dating! Their menu is extensive and fun to mix & match. (Start with some pre-dinner cocktails at the rooftop bar, then head downstairs for dinner after!) (@kyabistrobar)
Our picks: We like to switch it up everytime - but we ALWAYS get the truffle fries!
Broadway: The cocktails at Broadway are a work of art. They change their menu seasonally, and everytime we’re blown away by their creativity and knowledge of their craft. Pull up a seat at the bar, order some fries (or brussel sprouts!) and watch the bartenders do their thing! (@broadwaybyamarsantana)
Royal Hawaiian: If you love Hawaii and you love boozy, cheesy Hawaiian cocktails then you HAVE to check out the Royal Hawaiian! It’s on the more expensive side, but the presentation and instagrammable vibes make it worth it! (@royalhawaiianlb)
Inn at Laguna Beach: We’ve stayed at this little Inn three times now, and every time we fall in love with it more. This little Inn boasts a big view, so make sure to spend a little more for an ocean-view room. You won’t want to leave your balcony! (Only for the hosted wine hour, and the evening milk and cookies in the lobby!) Dog friendly, too! (@innatlb)
Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa: This boutique hotel is just as stunning in real life as it is in the pictures! We love the architecture, the decor, the pool, the cozy breakfasts… we could go on and on. They have dog friendly rooms with patios, too! (@casalagunahotel)
The Ranch Laguna Beach: Tucked away in the hillside, The Ranch is one of the best-kept secrets of Laguna Beach! The rooms are beautiful, the golf course is one of the best in the area, and the restaurant is delicious! (@theranchlb)
Montage Laguna Beach: This iconic Laguna Beach hotel is definitely the most expensive option, but it’s clear to see why. If you have the money to spend, splurge on a room at The Montage. If nothing more than for the pool, the views, and the celeb-spotting! (@montagelaguna)
ABSOLUTELY.. Laguna Beach was made for pups! Most everywhere in Laguna Beach is accomodating to dogs. The Laguna Beach Dog Park is one of our favorites, and The Cliff restaurant has the cutest little doggie menu! These days we can’t go to Laguna Beach without bringing Sally!