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Le Diplomate Cafe

4237 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 | Irvine | 949-854-5161

Location Description:

Le Diplomate is a sandwich restaurant in Irvine. It functions as the Hoagie Haven (the legendary sandwich shop near Princeton University) of UC Irvine, with dozens of sandwiches made with the baked-in-house baguettes, all reflecting the school’s multiculti reality: bánh mìs, gyros, heroes and Italian subs. But the best are French-inspired: chicken slathered in a garlic sauce out of Zankou’s; another chicken version finds it given the Cordon Bleu treatment. And then there’s the chicken/broccoli/mushroom combo, something that apparently leads to fights between its acolytes and people who think broccoli doesn’t belong in a sandwich.

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  • Cuisine(s): Sandwiches, Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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