Eatery - Paul's Coffee Shop (CA)

16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Pricing - $ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - American, Breakfast

At the behest of my friend, we decided to meet up here at Paul's Coffee Shop. He had been a few times before but it was my first. His attempt at a selling point was telling me it was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives - I'm not sure if that was supposed to convince me though because those places always seem heart attack inducing (generally). However, plod along I did.


The wait wasn't too long for a Saturday lunch though perhaps the company was just good enough to keep me occupied. I had read about the military interior so had an idea before I stepped in but for your sake, check out the picture! Also, it's quite neat how many regulars they have - there's even a wall for hanging up your mug if you're there all the time. It seemed quite welcoming.

If you're looking for a solid breakfast, this is a good place to be. I opted for the corned beef hash and scrambled eggs with hash browns and sourdough toast. Predictable right? I love me some corned beef hash for sure! It was a little salty but therefore worked really well by the perfectly scrambled eggs. The hashbrowns could have been a little crispier but I still devoured them anyway. Overall, portions are huge here so don't expect to finish your entire meal! I took half home.

My friend opted for their chicken-fried steak. What's that mean exactly? Well think of fried chicken...but inside, it's actually a steak. It was my first time taking a bite of that dish in general, and it's definitely not something I'd eat regularly. Maybe a bite or two here and there. It's not that it was bad - it was just big and indulgent! I think if you're looking for a challenge though, give that one a shot. Overall, friendly place with good food. I'd come back but hopefully earlier to avoid a wait.