OK, so I'm in physical therapy three mornings a week in Irvine (inside the loop) and I get out in time to be roaring hungry for breakfast. I have to get to work, though, so takeout is my only option. I head back north on the 5 to, let's say, MainPlace Mall.
I'm not in Irvine at the that hour on a weekday very often, so I'm looking for stuff around there, rather than stuff closer to my office (Anepalco's, Kaffa, etc.)
I once harboured dreams of Chinese breakfast, but 99 Ranch doesn't open until 9, and Yu's Garden, despite Yelp saying 8 and their own sign saying 9.30, doesn't open until 10.
I've had my fill of bagels from East Coast Bagel; I've had my fill of Layer Cake Bakery. I've been to Whole Foods in the District, but it's really expensive, especially for anything like a sandwich. There's only so many times I can eat at 85°C (and their regular coffee is far and away the worst in OC).
Pretty much anyplace along Jeffrey, Alton, Culver, Barranca, Jamboree, Red Hill, Edinger, Walnut... any ideas?
17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA
Layer Cake Bakery
4250 Barranca Pkwy Suite 1, Irvine, CA 92604
424 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868