Pelican Hill Resort Espresso Caffe Gelato & Bakery

Written by on June 1, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Newport Beach, California

Pelican Resort

How I heard of this place: My sister and her utter delight in all things spa.

Type of cuisine: Caffè offers an easy indulgence with an authentic Italian espresso bar tucked into the main hotel. Sample the array of Italian coffees, from cappuccino to macchiato, along with many breakfast and light-dining favorites such as fresh baked pastries, smoothies, gourmet sandwiches, salads, resort-made gelatos and more.

Caffe Signage

Ambiance: A domed ceiling, brilliant natural lighting and expansive tiled floors create a sense of warmth amidst the amber toned seating and wooden frames.

Caffe Domed Ceiling

Large planters filled with greenery, seating indoors and out on the patio overlooking the manicured landscape and ocean below, and finely crafted pastries…Ooooh. Ahhhh…

Caffe Interior

What I ordered: My immediate inclination was “I’ll have what he’s having” when first I spotted the tall glass of frozen mocha goodness. And, indeed enjoyed the Mocha Smoothie ($7 large) prepared with espresso, chocolate syrup, milk and house-made vanilla gelato.

Caffe Smoothie

My husband selected from the array of the best gelato in the OC, enjoying a large cup of the Oreo Cookie Gelato ($5), after we sampled the Daily Special: Hawaiian (Pina Colada inspired), Blood Orange and Pistachio.

Caffe Gelato

My sister savored and shared the Chocolate Croissant ($4.50) and an Americano ($5 large), served with a mini carafe of steamed, frothy milk.

Caffe Americano

On a return visit, Saturday, 8 June 2013: The three of us returned for a pre-graduation snack which included two large mugs of hot chocolate ($6 each),

Caffe Hot Chocolate

one solo espresso macchiato – with a dollop of foam ($4.50) accompanied by an Almond Croissant ($4.50),

Caffe Espresso

a Chocolate Croissant ($4.50) for me!

Caffe Hot Choc & Croissant

and a Chicken Vegetable Panini ($7.50) with a side of Kettle Brand Potato Chips in Backyard Barbeque flavor.

Caffe Panini & Acoutrements

Caffe Panini

What I loved: The Chocolate Croissant. In fact, I think I need to go back today to get my own…

Caffe Croissant

Why I loved it: A beautiful setting: scenery,

Caffe Scenery

friendly staff, a cool breeze enjoyed on a covered, outdoor patio, Italian-inspired cafe,

Caffe Steamed Milk



Caffe Landscape

and the best company for which one could ask.

Cost: Average to high ($4 – $6 per beverage)

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