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Welcome to Ellie's Table's official blog, where you'll find a chronicle of our cuisine and local events. Experience Homemade Happiness at Ellie's Table.  Our chefs use only the finest ingredients and the freshest produce available to create unique menus for each event. 

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5-Star Orange County Cafe

Ellie’s Table café is committed to delivering simple, clean foods with bold flavors for our awesome Orange County customers. We proudly serve fresh, made from scratch menu items that can accommodate special diets such as Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian, and with our “happiness is homemade” motto, we’re sure you’ll leave our café with a smile on your face. If you’re looking for the best coffee shop in Orange County, trendy local café, or the best breakfast and lunch in Orange County, stop by Ellie’s Table! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite 5-star Yelp reviews so you can hear from our customers firsthand on why they love Ellie’s Table.

"Love it here! First of all the staff is amazing. Always super kind and helpful and fast. Every bit of food I've ever gotten here is amazing. There's a reason this place is always packed, it's because it's worth it. I am totally addicted to the turkey focaccia sandwich.  Coffee is great too."

"Found this place on yelp and immediately excited about it due to the not only amazing prices but also gorgeous interior. Well, I was not in the slightest disappointed. The interior of the cafe is not only stunning but also welcoming and cozy. The staff was so incredibly nice and friendly and the food was so delicious. I got a breakfast burrito with green salsa and a honey vanilla latte and to say I ate it quickly would be an understatement. We sat outside on the porch and enjoyed our brunch with great satisfaction. Then we got some free cookies from the all-too-sweet employee who was so kind. I will be coming back again and again!  You've got yourself a fan! Highly recommend!"

"This is probably the favorite place I've eaten at in Orange County. It was so good that we ate there twice. The honey vanilla latte is 10/10. ORDER THE BREAKFAST POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!! AND THE EGGS!!!"

"So who's ever heard of Kouign Amann? I never had until recently, then I saw an ad for Ellie's Table and not only did they have it, but theirs is filled with creme brûlée! What??? Oh my stars!!! So delicious, I can't wait to go back!!!"

"Stopped by Ellie's Table while charging our car. Fantastic coffee and pastries and their chai tea was delicious. Had standard breakfast combo and my husband had an omelet. Both delicious! Bacon was crisp and pastries were to die for. A must go when in San Juan Capistrano!"

"I think it's a great spot for lunch or coffee! Beautiful building and nice sitting patio. The broccoli salad and macarons are my favorite. I think their macarons are the best in OC!"

"What's not to love? Ellie's is absolutely delicious!!! Everything is always good! The service is friendly and the atmosphere is always casual and comfortable. Their quiche is to die for and their salads are healthy and yummy!"

"In addition to tasty salads, the vegan muffins, vegan soy-chorizo, and nondairy milk are much needed and appreciated options here in SJC/San Clemente. Thank you!
Ellie's offers a charming, casual atmosphere, both indoors with the yellow & grey cheery color scheme and gleaming displays of baked goods as well as outdoors overlooking the ocean. It's a gem in our city and a fav stop whenever I have visitors in town."

"Pastries, coffees, salad and egg white burritos - everyone was very satisfied with their choices! The seating - upstairs or outside is very pleasant and the prices very reasonable."

"Cute little cafe inside the historical building, great offerings and selections of pastries, salads and sandwiches.  Love the giant cup of large coffee, just the way I love to have it!"

Something Sweet for Summer: New Macarons

This summer we’re introducing four new macaron flavors to our menu: Lemon, Bourbon Bacon, S’mores, and Mango Passion! Perfect for graduation parties, birthday celebrations and everything in-between, these small desserts pack a flavorful punch. Stop by Ellie's Table today and try your fill!

Our Bourbon Bacon Macaron is a new concept of sweet and savory. The savory salt and pepper shell hugs its sweet cream cheese maple bourbon filling, and to be a little extra we’ve added a piece of bacon and pecan pieces to the center. Bite into this treat for a fun flavor explosion.

We’re big fans of reinventing the traditional s’more, so when it came time to create new macarons, we knew exactly where to start. With a sinfully sweet chocolate shell garnished with chocolate and ground graham cracker and a chocolate ganache and torched marshmallow fluff filling you’ll hop on the bandwagon too after just one bite.

Enjoy a perfect balance of sweet and tart with the fruity flavors of our Lemon Macaron with lemon gelée center. When life hands us lemons, we make an irresistible macaron!

Mango and passion fruit are a duo we can get behind after creating our Mango Passion Macaron. The mouthwatering white chocolate mango passion ganache and mango passion gelée fillings mix harmoniously together in each bite. If summer could be represented by one dessert, this one would be it.

Introducing New Tasty Toasts

What’s better than some of your favorite toppings laying atop a golden, perfectly crisp slice of bread? We couldn’t think of an answer either. We’ve been in the kitchen creating 4 new mouth-watering toast options you can order at our Ellie’s Table café and you’re not going to want to miss out on these breakfast bites. From sweet to savory, stop by and give our Ricotta Toast, Peanut Butter Toast, Avocado Toast & Blueberry Mint Toast a try!

Ricotta Toast: Thick slice of whole grain bread, seasoned Sierra Farms ricotta, sliced Mission figs, fresh thyme and a honey drizzle.

Peanut Butter Toast: Thick slice of whole grain bread, creamy peanut butter, caramelized bananas, toasted coconut flakes, chia seeds and a honey drizzle.

Avocado Toast: Thick slice of whole grain bread, avocado smash, cherry tomato, pickled red onion, fried egg, micro-greens, lemon zest and smoked paprika.

Blueberry Mint Toast: Thick slice of whole grain bread, seasoned Sierra Farms ricotta, blueberry compote and fresh mint.

With Spring Comes New Scones

Sweet or savory, we’ve been baking up new scones to please any palette. Stop by Ellie’s Table and try one for yourself or try all three – we don’t judge! These tantalizing fresh baked goods are a match made in heaven with some of our Ellie’s Table beverages. Look below to see what beverage compliments your favorite scone and brings out all its flavor notes.

Bacon, Cheddar & Chive paired with Lavender Lemonade

Prosciutto & Gruyere paired with Iced Pomegranate Green Tea

Lemon Ricotta paired with Blood Orange Iced Tea

Something Sweet for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, everything’s roses! Order online at Jay’s Catering or stop by Ellie’s Table in San Juan Capistrano to pick up our limited edition Raspberry Rose Croissants, Conversation Heart Cookies, and Cupcakes inspired by one of our favorite flowers; the rose.

Surprise a loved one (or treat yourself) with our delicious assortment of Valentine cupcakes. For the fruit lover, pick up our Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake filled with fresh diced strawberries and pastry cream and iced with a rosette in French buttercream. What says “I love you” more than chocolate? Gift your significant other our Chocolate Delight Cupcake filled with chocolate Bavarian cream and iced with a rosette in French buttercream. Last but not least, express your love with our Red Velvet Cupcake filled with delicious cream cheese filling and frosted with a rosette in cream cheese icing. Available online at Jay’s Catering or at Ellie’s Table for pick up.

Have a sweet tooth and a hankering for pretty pastries? Our Raspberry Rose Croissant is topped with a rose water glaze, rose buds, and freeze-dried raspberries while the inside is filled with our homemade, delectable raspberry pastry cream that's so good, you’ll lick your plate clean. Only available at Ellie’s Table.

Gift your Valentine our Conversation Heart Cookies. Spell your love out with these melt in your mouth treats perfect for anyone in your life. Baked with love to spread the love. Available online at Jay’s Catering or at Ellie’s Table for pick up.

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