Rutabegorz – Orange, California

Rutabegorz - Orange, California

When I was in college, I learned to love coffee. Back then coffee was either served black or with cream and sugar. There wasn’t a Starbucks on every corner and I had no idea how many different kinds of coffee there were and that ‘stuff’ could be added to coffee.

Then I discovered the Rutabegorz in Fullerton. It had a comfortable, artsy and bohemian atmosphere and I was happy to discover the most magical thing – amazing coffee with flavors and even scoops of ice cream added to it. My world hasn’t been the same since.

Rutabegorz - Orange, California

I recently visited the Rutabegorz in Orange for the first time. It’s located in a quirky old house just off of the Orange Circle. There are tables outside and in various rooms. Everywhere you turn there is something interesting to look at.

I was happy to see that the menu was clearly marked for vegetarians and vegans. There were so many choices that I couldn’t make up my mind. I asked my server for recommendations and she suggested a bowl that included quinoa and other flavorful goodness. It was wonderful.

Rutabegorz - Orange, California

The drink menu is extensive. It was a warm evening, so we opted for cold beverages. There are iced coffees, blended drinks and smoothies. I had one that was similar to the hot coffee I used to order ‘back in the day.’ It’s made with strong coffee, mint and ice cream.

Rutabegorz - Orange, California

They offer chips and a chipotle dip for just $1. We easily went through a couple of them while enjoying our meal and drinks.

The menu is large and I’ve already picked out a few things to try the next time I stop by. Service was fantastic and the atmosphere is comfortable and fun. There is some parking on the street and a small lot in the back.

And, ladies, you really must visit the little girls’ room while you are there. It’s been voted the Best Restaurant Restroom in Orange County.

Rutabegorz - Orange, California

Rutabegorz
264 North Glassell Street
Orange, California

714.633.3260

Monday through Saturday
10:30am to 9pm

Rutabegorz - Orange, California