Seabirds Kitchen

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 43 reviews )
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2930 Bristol St (at The Lab, Orange County), Costa Mesa, California, USA, 92626

Food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant, opened 2013 at The Lab which also houses other restaurants and shops. Offers vegan and organic bowls and platters, small plates, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Take-out, Mexican

43 Reviews

First Review by MrsVeganPizza

Wonderful Brunch - Edit

We shared Flax Jax and Green Eggs & Avo Toast! Sooo good!!! The pancakes were perfect! The vegan butter is great! I loved the green eggs..they tasted like cheese and spinach...so good with the crispy potatoes!! I can't wait to go back!!

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Delicious! My absolute favourite! - Edit

I visit here every time I'm in Costa Mesa, which is frequently. They have the absolute best all vegan menu, which changes seasonally. The food is amazing! My favorites are the tacos, locals bowl and purple taquitos. Last time I was there there were queues to get in both for dinner and lunch. The decor is really cool and the staff super friendly. I really wish they would bring back the peach cobbler as it was my favourite dessert.

Pros: Amazing food, Great atmosphere and decor, Nice staff

Cons: There might be a queue, You will want to eat everything on the menu

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The best restaurant Vegan I've eaten at - Edit

Had a wonderful lunch there with my girlfriend! Shared 5 small plates, very affordable too

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, great service

Cons: need better parking situation

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This place is on point!!! - Edit

Delicious menu options! The flavor was outstanding and unique. I got the Biscuit Bomb and was very impressed with the flavor and texture. The ambiance was great! Friendly servers and didn't wait too long to be served. Definitely will be going back again and again and again!!

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my favorite restaurant in the entire world ❤️ - Edit

This place is perfect. Everything I've ever wanted in a restaurant. Everything on the menu is amazing. I come out spending a fortune because I can never just order an entree. They change things often so I never get bored, but they keep the classics. Their grilled cheese is my whole world. The purple taquitos are bomb. The Brussel sprouts make you forget you're eating a vegetable. The strawberry cream cheese scones are completely ridiculous. I literally have dreams about them. The porque Maria (like a vegan monte cristo) on the brunch menu is soooo great. Their pop tarts are awesome, specifically the cinnamon sugar ones. The Chaffle is crazy. I could go on and on. Seabirds is a vegan oasis.

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wonderfully delicious food in a cool environment - Edit

The lab is already awesome, but add an all vegan restaurant and you have yourself the raddest concept! A total must if you're in the Southern California region. Go for brunch and get yourself the Booch Mimosa! I also recommend the avo toast dish! Wish I could have eaten everything! Major points, friendly staff! Way to represent the vegan lifestyle! Totally worth the trip!

Pros: ALL VEGAN, friendly staff, kombucha Mimosas

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The perfect patio dinner - Edit

I enjoyed dinner with a large group, and the service was awesome. The food was all delicious, and I especially loved the flavor & spice of the Purple Taquitos.
The patio is so cute, and it's the perfect spot to take in a meal at dusk. I can't wait to go back and try more!

Pros: Amazing flavor, Friendly service, Adorable patio space

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fresh gourmet vegan - Edit

Seabird won't disappoint. The food is fresh gourmet and casual. The restaurant has a very funky young vibe with friendly servers.

Pros: affordable, HEALTHY, delicious

Cons: loud , children

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favorite restaurant - Edit

Love everything about this place! Food is delicious and service is always great! Couldn't have better things to say

Pros: service, food, environment

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Broke my cell phone and did not pay for it, bad food. - Edit

I went there for lunch because I am vegan, besides the bread of the hamburgers being old and hard, the waitress accidentally dropped a fork on my iphone and broke the screen. I talked to the manager and gave him a quote of what it will cost to fix it so he could give me the money, he said he would not give it until I fixed it and send him the receipt, I did as he told me and since then he has not answered one phone call to the restaurant, cell phone or email. He did not even make a discount on our food for the inconvenience. I am really mad at his service and lack of honesty and trust, the most expensive vegan food I have had, I payed $125 dlls for the screen and he is not taking responsability and did not keep his word.

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Amazing food adorable location! - Edit

The jack fruit sliders are excellent!

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Amazing food! Great atmosphere - Edit

My friend told me about Seabirds and I was surprised that I hadn't heard of it. I quickly took my kids there and we loved it! It offers delicious and healthy meals using a lot of jackfruit, which blew our minds! The portions were large and the menu had lots of options so everyone in our big family could find something they enjoyed. The Chaffle for dessert was awesome! Our server forgot our appetizer so it came after our food was delivered. It wasn't a big deal, but it wasn't the best service either. It was also crowded (Sun night) so we had to sit in the back near the restrooms. I'm still giving it 5 stars because the food was that good!

Pros: Incredible tasting food, Healthy variety of plant based foods, Great atmosphere

Cons: Pretty crowded, More expensive than comparable places nearby, Service could have been better

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Dinner is great, but brunch is sublime - Edit

The vegan grilled cheese here is second to none. Get an order of that, and some pancakes with almond butter to treat yourself.

Dinner is good, but can get expensive.

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Yummy! - Edit

This place is absolutely amazing! My favorite dishes are the beer battered avocados, BBQ jack fruit sliders(great for those that love pulled meat, it tastes just like the real thing!). Also, one of the vegan desserts called the "Chaffle" is a churro waffle topped with coconut ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce! It is so delicious!

Vegans and Omnivores alike have to try this place!

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Parking is limited

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Can't Get Enough - Edit

I took my non-vegan parents to this restaurant on my birthday. Two weeks later and this place is STILL on my mind. So good!

My parents had never been to a vegan restaurant and were completely blown out of the water by how good it was. The menu features innovative, fresh takes on classic dishes like sliders, enchiladas, tacos, and more. They didn't even miss the meat at all.

The best part? They use fresh, local veggies. You can really tell that the quality is profound. The other best part? It's super inexpensive, considering that each dish is top-notch AND gives you more than enough food!

Try the $4 street tacos. They're amazing.

I have a hard time eating anywhere else after dining at Seabirds! Probably changed my life or something.

Pros: Great Flavors, Inexpensive, 100% Vegan

Cons: Noisy interior, Insufficient parking

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Just love this place! - Edit

I love this diverse and fun vegan menu. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is laid back. The grilled cheese is so good, I can't recommend it enough. The tacquitos, street tacos, and locals bowl are all super good too. The place is definitely worth checking out!

Pros: Great food, Laid back vibe, Friendly staff

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Chaffle is to die for! - Edit

It's allllll about the chaffle! I'd basically crawl over broken glass to get one. It exceeds all of my vegan dreams! As far as other items on the menu, it has been a tad hit or miss. But irrelevant, bc I will forever be loyal to the chaffle.

Pros: Unique Dessert

Cons: Parking

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Go there, make sure you do. - Edit

This place is awesome. Creative, consistent and authentic. You won't be disappointed.

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Lovely dinner - Edit

I finally made it here with an out of town friend. We arrived as the sun was setting and sat outside. The patio area is just delightful. We started off with beers along with Brussels sprouts and BBQ jackfruit sliders. Both delicious. For my entrée, I got the enoki reuben which was terrific and creative. My friend got an avo taco with the kale strawberry salad. We shared the peach crumble for dessert which was very tasty. Our waiter was very friendly and informative. The location at the Lab is nice, but the parking is a bit crazy. Overall, we had a great time and look forward to returning.

Pros: tasty and filling, nice atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: parking

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Great place for date night! - Edit

The hurt Brussels sprouts are amazing and spurred a new addiction of mine, although I'm never able to make mine as food as there's. I look forward to going back soon to try the enchiladas! Service and atmosphere was amazing! We love the lab and this restaurant!

Pros: good service, yummy food

Cons: pricey but worth it

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Creativity Done Right - Edit

Came here on a recommendation and it was a great call. Trendy and comfortable. All our food was delicious. Mushroom taco with almond feta and shredded beet, beer battered avocado taco with cabbage for starters. Butternut squash and black bean enchiladas with green sauce is very spicy. Holy Smokes bowl with bbq jackfruit, greens and carmelized red onions over rice is hearty and just the right blend of sweet and spicy. Sorry to say we didn't have room to try any of the creative vegan desserts. Will definitely come back for those and also Sunday brunch.

Pros: Great service, creative and varied menu

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Good special-occasion place (not just for vegans) - Edit

Stylish, innovative kitchen tucked among cute boutiques at The Lab in Costa Mesa. I call it a "special occasion" place because many of the dishes are rich/saucy, and it's a little pricey (although very good quality) if your goal is just to grab something quick. However, if you want to try something out-of-this world, go here. Every dish is layered with complex flavors and interesting preparations of your favorite vegetables. The blackened brussels sprouts are particularly good. Homemade kombucha and iced teas are delicious and the dessert waffle is amazing. If you need an excuse to treat yourself, find one and go!

Pros: Innovative and delicious vegan fare, Attractive dining room

Cons: A bit pricey, Shopping center gets crowded

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Favorite Restaurant in OC - Edit

Hands down my (non Veg) husband and my favorite restaurant...visit weekly and have never been disappointed. Very excited for them in that each visit is more and more busy...Casual atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating. Located in "The Lab" there is plenty of parking, but it can be busy mid-day. Hubby's favorites favorites are the locals bowl and the chiliquiles (sp?). My favs are the butternut squash enchiladas and Holy Smokes Bowl. They also have a brunch menu on the weekend...my current favorite is the tamales...you HAVE to try these!! The appetizer menu is also full of great options w/purple potato taquitos being a favorite. Lastly, save room for dessert or plan to bring something home. They make homemade "pop tarts" in cinnamon or berry...sooo good.

Pros: convenient parking, friendly staff, great atmosphere

Cons: parking can get busy during lunch

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Best Tamales! - Edit

I have had many tamales in my life, but I had the best one I have ever had at Seabirds. perfect in texture, sweetness, and tanginess.

I sat in the lovely patio area. the waiting staff is really helpful. Recommended!

Pros: great tamales

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not great - Edit

I was really looking forward to trying this place while in the area. I've had food from them when they had a truck years ago and it was excellent.
It was mobbed and they said there was a 45 min wait so i took food to go. I ordered the local organic broccolini and some jack asada tacos. the broccolini was pretty burned, and tacos were quite sour. I know that jackfruit can be sour, but it somehow just didn't sit well. perhaps I ordered the wrong thing, or maybe they were just overwhelmed by all the people coming from the vegfest that just ended nearby and the dishes didn't come out right. Wasn't a great experience.

Pros: interesting menu

Cons: burned food

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Burnt - Edit

Who likes burnt Brussel sprouts? That's why we go out to eat...to avoid mmy terrible cooking. So the whole place stinks and the other foods have the same flavor. Had to get a refund.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Bad Food, Bad Atmosphere

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Excellent. - Edit

Wholesome yummy food served with authentic kindness in an easy Californian atmosphere. I had a delicious bbq Hawaiian bowl. Tasty, wholefood and well rounded.

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