Amarith Cafe is a deli in Orange. For being such a small eatery, Amarith is boldly ambitious. It makes 16 scrambles ranging from paleo to to carnivore to Mexican and even Cambodian. A turkey sausage brioche with a Sriracha aioli deserves its own Instagram hashtag; daily specials range from homemade hummus on Wednesdays to bún on Thursdays to an all-Mexican affair on Tuesdays featuring nearly perfect nachos. But the best item here is a Cambodian bánh mì that’s a take on Manhattan’s famous Num Pang sandwich empire, down to the garlicky chicken and a chili mayo that actually singes.
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Great delis in Orange County office towers or office parks are notoriously rare. Irvine has Mick's Karma Bar (makers of OC's best hamburgers) and South Indian stalwart Vishnu; Orange has Dean Kim's OC Baking Co. And . . . that's abo...