Turnip Rose has been an event venue and catering company for many years in Orange County with a well-earned reputation for quality and creativity. It was good to see that carried through in their newly-opened café located in the Von’s Center at Harbor and Adams in Costa Mesa. There is ample seating inside as well as a patio with umbrella tables that suites my dog and me just fine.

The menu is large and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You order at the counter and your food is delivered to your table in a very timely manner.  It took a while to decide from the 12 salads and 12 sandwich options as well as pannini and soups and even 8 Mexican food entrees. Hunger was pushing aside my lingering over the menu, so I opted for the Cashew Chicken  sandwich – with celery, lettuce, tomato and avocado stuffed into a large croissant. My brother chose The California panino – Rotisserie pulled chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, Swiss cheese with ranch cream cheese spread, grilled on sourdough bread. It makes me hungry just writing about it!! They were both large and very tasty and came with your choice of 4 sides.


The entire menu looks delicious. It would take many, many visits to try everything but it’s definitely worth a shot.