Ramos House Cafe – San Juan Capistrano


    Los Rios Historic District
    31752 Los Rios St.
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    Located in San Juan Capistrano's quaint Los Rios Historic District, Ramos House Café serves up breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. The house is actually occupied by proprietor John Q. Humphries, so don’t be surprised if he greets you in his pajama pants with coffee cup in hand. Also be mindful that this charming cottage has all-outdoor dining, with tables placed under a shady 100-year-old mulberry tree (heaters and blankets provided). Chef Mitch Gillan helms the tiny kitchen and makes the most of humble seasonal ingredients. For those who need to relax, try the eye-opening Bloody Mary with spicy Scotch quail eggs dipped in hot mustard. Some come early for the strong coffee and soft yet crisp apple-cinnamon beignets. The egg scramble dishes are tasty, with ingredients like smoked bacon, sweet onions, crab hash and cured salmon. For lunch, we suggest the spiced-just-right pulled pork sandwich with its crunchy sweet potato fries and refreshing apple slaw. At meal’s end, try any of the delectable desserts or the churned-by-hand ice creams.

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