Growing up back east, having a meal at the local diner was a big part of our lives. Diners were just the spot for a hot meal, and some neighborly ribbing, mostly from the cooks and waitresses. How we loved that candid, dry humor! The closest you can come to that nostalgic feel here in Laguna is the Penguin Cafe. Their down home cooking, and friendly servers give the cafe that local charm that we all crave.
Living here for so long, I was surprised when I recently found out that the Penguin offers a cash discount. Who knew? Well, I think most of the locals knew, but just in case you're like me, I thought I'd spread the word!
Next time you want that back home experience, or some local flavor, head to the Penquin Cafe for breakfast or lunch. And be sure to pay in cash so you can get the 10% off cash deal!
The Penguin Cafe is located at: 981 South Coast Hwy., in Laguna Beach, between Thalia Street and Anita Street.