The Isle at Mariner Shores, our newest townhome community in Newport Beach, has a long list of positive attributes. Of course, living in a coveted coastal community is at the top, but to add to that, it’s walking distance to so many cool shops, restaurants, coffee houses, parks, schools, the Back Bay… you name it, you can get there on foot. This is truly what makes The Isle, the hottest new home opportunity in town.
To make our point, here is a list of some of our favorites.
TOAST KITCHEN & BAKERY
This Costa Mesa diner is known for inventive Asian fusion fare and fabulous breakfast/brunch options. Favorite dishes: grilled salmon salad with green tea soba noodles, curry fried chicken sandwich, mapo tofu noodles, and an elevated take on a build-your-own acai bowl.
Open – Tues-Fri: 8am-7pm / Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm (Closed Mondays)
Address – 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa
MOLLY WOOD GARDEN DESIGN
A delightful retail store that features a unique selection of furniture, pottery, plants, and one-of-a-kind treasures for inside and out. Offerings are continuously updated, and custom orders are available. Located in the cutest little vintage bungalow. This place is such a treat!
Open – Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm / Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Address – 1660 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa
FORK & KNIFE
A chef owned and operated business that focuses on gourmet grab and go, made to order lunch sandwiches, and a hot dinner pick up menu. This is no ordinary take-out cuisine. It’s seriously next level! Check out their mouth-watering menu!
Open – Mon-Sat: 11am-8:30pm (Closed Sundays)
Address – 401 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
PLAYA MESA MEXICAN KITCHEN
Inspired by authentic Mexican foods and flavors found within the coastal regions of Baja and mainland Mexico. They use only the freshest, often locally grown and raised ingredients. Many chilies, herbs and veggies are picked fresh daily from their onsite garden. Don’t miss their Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour deals!
Open – Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm / Sat: 9am-11pm / Sun: 9am-10pm
Address – 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
KEAN COFFEE ARTISAN ROASTERS
Carefully selected coffees from around the globe are craft roasted within hours of the moment it reaches your cup. Expertly trained baristas assure each and every beverage is made to the highest standards. In addition they offer delicious loose leaf teas and fresh baked goods. A perfect way to start the day!
Open – Daily: 6am-7pm
Address – 2043 Westcliff Dr. #100, Newport Beach
We all want to eat healthier and Greenleaf is a place where delicious and
nurtritious go hand in hand. From salads to smoothies and sandwiches to dinner entrees, you can count on your order being fresh and made with only the best ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open – Need hours
Address – 234 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
THE CRACK SHACK
Crafting both the chicken and the egg for you to enjoy with reckless abandon. Every savory bite is made with locally raised, free-living chickens without a care or antibiotic in them. Once you try it, you will be addicted! Our menu favorites:
Open – Need hours
Address – 196 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
SIDECAR DONUTS & COFFEE
How lucky to be neighbors with Sidecar! Everyone knows they have the most delectable, decandent donuts anywhere! Housemade glazes, compotes, creams and crumbles. Small batches made every hour. Our favorites are: Maple Bacon, Huckleberry, Meyer Lemon and Butter & Salt. Is your sweet tooth calling?
Open – Sun-Thurs: 6:30am-6pm / Fri-Sat: 6:30am-9pm
Address – 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
AFTERS ICE CREAM
More than just ice cream. It’s a lifestyle. Handcrafted, signature flavors are what set them apart. Rock your tastebuds with these unique options: Milk & Cereal, Cookie Monster or Jasmine Milk Tea. Push your creative limits and try the MilkyBun – your choice of ice cream stuffed betwen a glazed bun. The Anti Diet Diet.
Open – Mon-Thurs: 3pm-11pm / Fri-Sun: 1pm-11pm
Address – 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa (Westcliff Plaza)
OAK & COAL
A Japanese restaurant specializing in premium meats and organic veggies, slow-cooked over Japanese charcoal. The local fave is organic chicken and pork kimchi dumplings, which are housemade daily. Break out from the ordinary and give Oak & Coal a try. It’s one of the hottest spots on 17th.