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Best Bar When Someone Else Is Paying Orange County 2010 - The Cat and the Custard Cup

The Cat and the Custard Cup

The Cat and the Custard Cup

800 E. Whittier Blvd.

La Habra, CA 90631


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Here's a weird fact of life. The places young humans go to meet members of the opposite sex (or the same sex) are often the most uncomfortable. They're cramped, sweaty and have the quiet charms of a bustling aircraft carrier. Maybe that's why you won't see too many young people sitting at the bar at La Habra's Cat and the Custard Cup. The warm, quiet, quaint eatery, with its rustic European architecture, has been serving North County's elite for more than three decades. And just because the staff offers tender loving care in helping you choose between a 2007 Fuse Cabernet or a Pinot Noir doesn't mean it would turn a thirsty soul away for looking a tad disheveled. If you're prepared to drop the coin and act like a respectable human being, you're welcome. Nothing beats sipping a nice glass of wine or double-barrel whiskey amid the idyllic splendor of a cozy room replete with massive rock fireplace adorned with the horns of a gazelle—not to mention the beautiful curvilinear bar stocked with a litany of cognacs and tap beers. Not obsessed with overextending itself on the hipness quotient, the bar's piped-in music is just as likely to feature a Cat Power rendition of "Sea of Love" as an Edith Piaf torch song. Bear in mind, this is the kind of place where one of the less-expensive glasses of vino will cost you $10. But you get the service that comes along with it, as well as the opportunity to actually converse with your companion. So sit back, relax and enjoy the warm embrace of luxury.

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My husband and I have visited The Cat And The Custard Cup for dinner a few times. The meal was by far on of the best one's we ever had. The service was a little slow, and average. The price is higher then other places, but the food was well worth it. But after reading this review I'm going to think twice. To hand pick your customers I think is wrong. Why not write if you don't have a lot of money and your under 50 youe not welcome. This review is done in poor taste. I am 37 yrs. old and I'M not rich, but I have the right to enjoy an evening out just like the old people you write about. Our money was spent the same as theirs.