1. Corner Bakery. "I don't go here so much for the ambiance as for the cinnamon crumb muffin and the Café Europe and so I can practice my Spanish with the staff. There's always plenty of room inside or outside, and if I need the sustenance, there's always the sunrise scrambler. I wrote an entire novel there last summer. Could've been because the refills were free." 13786 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (714) 734-8270.