Crema Café

Bakery in Seal Beach

Service can be harried at this breezy, open-air cafe, but all is forgiven after a bite of their sweet and savory French crepes – goat cheese and turkey; chocolate; nutella – and satisfying omelets and Benedicts. In a hurry? Made-from-scratch pastries and muffins are fab, as are garden-fresh salads and toasted panini.

There's a kids menu, and Crema has been voted one of the OC's most pet-friendly restaurants.

Look for the daily bakery schedule online.