Penguin Cafe

981 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Penguin Cafe



  • Sun,Sat 7am-1:30pm, Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Whenever we visit Penguin Cafe, we order the Penguin Burger combo: a glorious half-pound patty sparsely decorated with lettuce, pickles and a tomato. It seems unremarkable, something you can grill in your back yard, but the Penguin Burger is the sweetest around: a luscious, massive pillow of juice, man's Perfect Burger. It's served with a side of Thousand Island dressing and thin, crispy fries.

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