Coffee Spots We Love

There’s something universal about sipping on a great cup of coffee in a shop that warm and inviting, where there’s nobody’s rushing you to leave and anywhere, where would you go? Our favorite Balboa Peninsula spots for a caffeinated pick-me-up serve fresh, roasted beans and a whole lot of relaxing vibes. 

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books: Feb. 6 Event

If you’ve ever been to Lido Village Books, you’d know it’s a magical, literary oasis catty-cornered among the elegant shops of Via Oporto in Newport Beach. The vibe is kind of like a tangible sigh, worry leaves your body, you’re among pages composed by masters of the written word. Tomorrow, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.…

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Malibu Farm in Lido Marina Village to Sell Fresh Food and Drinks

Malibu Farm is set to open at Lido Marina Village in spring 2018 and, as a sign outside the soon-to-be spot announces, it’ll serve alcohol, just as its sister location does in Malibu. (For reference, here’s the current bar menu at the latter establishment.)

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Breakfast on the Go at zinqué

The front of zinqué at Lido Marina Village is how traditional diners enjoy this Lido Marina Village spot; small plates, California wines and waterfront views about in the expansive, shabby-chic eatery. There’s a large fireplace with a grand, rectangular sitting area and a bar with thin, wood stools and friendly bartenders. On the other side, if…

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Circle Hook to Open at Lido Marina Village

Circle Hook is the latest eatery set to open at Lido Marina Village, joining the restaurant ranks of Nobu, Honor Coffee Roasters, Zinquè, Lido Bottle Works and Nobu at the chic development on Newport Bay. Circle Hook, arriving in early 2018, is a new fried fish concept by Thos Carson, founder of Bear Flag Fish…

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Juice Served Here Closes as CEO Bids Official Farewell

Juice Served Here (JSH) has closed with unexpected finality in Lido Marina Village. And not only is the Newport Beach location shut down, the entire LA-based company, launched in 2012, is done. “This was been the hardest decision of my life,” wrote Alex Matthews, CEO and co-founder of JSH, in an epistle on the website titled,…

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Modern Artisan Marketplace Graces Newport Beach

One thing was quickly apparent at the Modern Artisan Marketplace in Lido Marina Village yesterday: This wasn’t your average, neighborhood crafts fair. Modern Artisan Marketplace is an experiential confirmation there’s stylistic virtue to be found among the confluence of simple, modern clothes and folksy, handcrafted wear. The sartorial genre—bohemian hipster chic?—is the stuff of an…

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Lido Bottle Works is Farm-to-Table Perfection

“5:30.”  “In the morning?” “Yes. And everyone showed up.” I was sitting in the corner booth at Newport Beach’s latest bay-side dining experience, Lido Bottle Works, about to dive into an expertly seared halibut set before me moments before by Executive Chef Joel Harrington. From what I could already tell, the chef commands his kitchen with…

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