The Lazy Dog Cafe

“Live like a cat, drink like a dog.”

After Lindsey and I did the Color Run in Irvine, we met up with an old friend of hers at a restaurant called The Lazy Dog Cafe. Infact many Color-Runners had the smae idea (see the group in the photo above). This place deserves it’s own post given the unique nature of it’s theme. It’s ALL about doggies. They even have a large outdoor patio intended for patrons to bring their pups to.

When we went to go wash up in the restroom (given our paint covered attire), I passed a wall with screens that had photos of patrons dogs rotating. If you send them photos of your pouch, they’ll add it to the rotating mix. Also, the art on the walls are all portraits of puppies. These people are serious about puppy love.

I’m normally not a midday drinker, but we earned a glass of $5 mimosas (one of their many brunch deals).

The waitstaff was friendly and interested in hearing about the Color Run, the decor was playful, and the place was huge so despite being busy we didn’t have to wait for a table. This place was a great choice.

I ordered off their special weekend brunch menu and got the chilaqiles for $8. I’ve never had this before, but if I had to relate it to something it was like eating egg/breakfast nachos. I’m sure not healthy at all, but delicious! Hey, I just ran a 5k so I earned it, right?

If you’re in the Irvine area, stop in for lunch. Its worth checking out their website HERE, just to see how creative they are. It’s also a great example of web design since it’s creative, unique and super easy to navigate.