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Training needed!
Decor is fun and quirky, music and vibe is relaxed and no-fuss. Food was pretty good as were. drinks. The wait staff however, while pleasant, seemed as if they needed direction or training, either that or they were all new! They would clean tables of dishes after guests left, but never return to wipe the table down, leaving the next ... read more
Jcarrig via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2017
They just recently closed their ...
They just recently closed their Anaheim location.  I came here because it was closer to me and they offered more variety than at the Costa Mesa location.  I had a Groupon, which they accepted with no issues.  Just show them before you ask for the bill.  This spot is located in downtown Santa Ana, and you can find parking on metered s... read more
Clara C. via yelp.com - Feb 11, 2017
I first heard about the one in ...
I first heard about the one in Costa Mesa, however after going to a few artwalks here I decided to check this one out especially hearing about the Open Mic sessions. Cool fact: this is the original Gypsy Den!AMBIANCE:Parking: You have the choice of street parking or structured parking. Structured parking is probably about a close 5 m... read more
Leland S. via yelp.com - Feb 11, 2017
Such a cute place, super friendly staff, and happy hour starts at 3pm!!
Such a cute place, super friendly staff, and happy hour starts at 3pm!!
Sandy Hussain via facebook.com - Feb 9, 2017
Gypsy Den is a must if you're in ...
Gypsy Den is a must if you're in Santa Ana. My favorite breakfast combination is the chai tea latte (to die for) and the french toast, if you have more of a sweet-tooth like me! For Lunch, I would suggest the grilled chicken sandwich!
Itzel C. via yelp.com - Feb 9, 2017
It was my first time going to brunch ...
It was my first time going to brunch. Made the right decision to come here. Enjoyed the food very much. And of course the $7 bottomless mimosas! Good atmosphere overall. Will definitely want to come back!
Stephanie T. via yelp.com - Feb 7, 2017
Great coffee, the espresso just ...
Great coffee, the espresso just a little bit too acidic and lacking body. Cappuccino more like latte, little cream, but good. Nice place, with so much on coffee without boring or arrogant attitude.
Erin M. via yelp.com - Feb 1, 2017
First time here with my hubby and ...
First time here with my hubby and friends... bottomless mimosas and awesome food for our Vegan friends... we will be back... our server was super nice but can't remember his name... sorry!!! But we did leave a good tip for the great service!
Litos O. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
I really liked this place! Will come back again. Good food and good prices... read more
Nicholas Williams via google.com - Jan 28, 2017
Well decorated chill cafe with good food. Also has strong wifi. ... read more
Damon Tighe via google.com - Jan 28, 2017
The vegetarian biscuits and gravy are so good! The service was great too!
Sherri Cruz via google.com - Jan 28, 2017
Came here on a Tuesday evening ...
Came here on a Tuesday evening after attempting to dine at the Anaheim location, but it was closed due to renovations. Walked in took our menus and chose a table. Place is cute, nice, dark and very cozy, but downfall was there was only one server. Although she was great our wait was definitely longer than it should have. I ordered a ... read more
Yvette G. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2017
Awesome place ! Great food! Great people! And great music!
Awesome place ! Great food! Great people! And great music!
Jesse Miramontes via facebook.com - Jan 23, 2017
I have visited this location several ...
I have visited this location several times and I would have to say of the 3 that I go to this is my favorite.  Every time it has been a welcoming environment with friendly staff and good food.  They offer a variety of special menus like brunch on the weekends or vegan taco's for Cinco de mayo.  They will also accommodate vegan when p... read more
Renee M. via yelp.com - Jan 23, 2017
Love the employees here super friendly ...
Love the employees here super friendly, dog friendly and my girlfriend and I usually come in for breakfast , our favorite is the croissant breakfast sandwich it's absolutely to die for!
Zennon R. via yelp.com - Jan 20, 2017
Excellent food and service, they make a great veggie burger.
Antonio Pinto via google.com - Jan 18, 2017
I went to the Gypsy Den Costa Mesa in early 90's often, it was a relaxed time without cellphones or
I went to the Gypsy Den Costa Mesa in early 90's often, it was a relaxed time without cellphones or better places to be and I remember each visit, I never wanted to leave! This Gypsy Den is suspended in that time for me and the waitstaff are still super nice and caring and cool. It was a great date night with my husband and we play... read more
Lynn Talmon via facebook.com - Jan 16, 2017
Wonderful menu with fresh ingredients ...
Wonderful menu with fresh ingredients. The quiche is to die for. Brunch gets hectic but table turnaround is pretty quick.
Remi C. via yelp.com - Jan 13, 2017
Great atmosphere, relaxed and warm ...
Great atmosphere, relaxed and warm. And their pastries are fabulous, and the coffee it is incredible!
Amanda P. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2017
Friendly cakes and sandwiches are very good... read more
Manuel Lopez Lopez via google.com - Jan 11, 2017
Love the eclectic relaxing atmosphere and good food in the art section of Santa Ana. Great place to
Love the eclectic relaxing atmosphere and good food in the art section of Santa Ana. Great place to sit and talk to friends.
Sheryl Woodhouse via facebook.com - Jan 8, 2017
Great little spot with very friendly ...
Great little spot with very friendly people and has a very urban feel to it. The pizza here is great definitely recommend if you're looking for a relaxing environment to eat.
Lou W. via yelp.com - Jan 4, 2017
Great food. (Get the Groupon) Very nice vibe & service. 😁 Turkey burger with a good Malbec, fantastic jazz playlist + rice crispy treats. I'm addicted.
kristin lee via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
1st time eating dinner at the Gypsy ...
1st time eating dinner at the Gypsy Den in DTSA Pros: 1)Open mike night 2)Great Location-Lovely ambiance and nice decor especially for the outdoor seating.3)Generous portions, yummy food.4)Groupon deal $24 for $40 worth of foodCons: There appeared to only be one server for all the tables in the restaurant. She was really nice but she... read more
Morgan E. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2016
Great place for breakfast. Also ...
Great place for breakfast. Also you can visit it with your family.Great decor and wonderful atmosphere.Friendly staffTasty and big dishes.
Ashley S. via yelp.com - Dec 27, 2016
Come visit with time.. service ...
Come visit with time.. service is hit or miss here so you might wait a while..bring a friend and catch up and you won't even notice, everyone is friendly but the food is really good and vegetarian friendly! My favorite is the soup and sandwich combo their BLT with avocado and egg is delicious, their soups are vegan but full of flavor... read more
Lupe R. via yelp.com - Dec 19, 2016
Unique... Ambient... Post-Punk-Modern-Hippie-Cool ...
Unique... Ambient... Post-Punk-Modern-Hippie-Cool. a few words that come to mind when thinking of the Gypsy Den at the Artist's Village in Santa Ana. This is not the place to go if you are looking for a quick "order, eat, and leave" meal but, if you are looking to spend a few hours chatting, enjoying live music, playing board games, ... read more
Liz D. via yelp.com - Dec 17, 2016
Came in Saturday night after a ...
Came in Saturday night after a show and a private party was just finishing up. As my group of women approached the door the bartender (Michael?) waved us in with a big smile. From the start the staff was great and it stayed like that the whole time. The musician on stage was playing some rockabilly music which was great versa the iPo... read more
Kristen B. via yelp.com - Dec 11, 2016
Awesome brunch menu... read more
Mihir YouThere Shah via google.com - Dec 6, 2016
While the décor and music is usually ...
While the décor and music is usually on point, making it very popular for the college crowd, the service here often suffers. Expect long waits at brunch and dinner.
Dakota A. via yelp.com - Dec 1, 2016
Food here is great. I had the bennies ...
Food here is great. I had the bennies and the wife had biscuits and gravy. The bacon here is better than other breakfast places.
Charles B. via yelp.com - Nov 29, 2016
Food decent but overpriced for ...
Food decent but overpriced for serving size. Service was horrible. Passing through on business would not return or recommend...
Krista H. via yelp.com - Nov 28, 2016
Had the breakfast burrito which ...
Had the breakfast burrito which was pretty good. My friend has the waffle with fruits which was good also. We both ordered a berry sangria which was strong and tasty. I love that they host gobble gobble give every thanksgiving. Took part in it last year and it was great!
Jenny H. via yelp.com - Nov 27, 2016
Good dessert, tea and nice staff... read more
Ahmed Ali via google.com - Nov 24, 2016
Breakfast ok. Wife's roasted vegetable ...
Breakfast ok. Wife's roasted vegetable omelet was good. My corned beef hash with eggs over medium was way over-cooked. meats all tough, egg yolks hard as a rock. biscuits huge, but dry and lacking flavor. Juice of the day ok, coffee ok. Service good.
Bungle W. via yelp.com - Nov 22, 2016
I love this place. The ambiance and decorations of the place make it a true hidden jewel of the OC.
I love this place. The ambiance and decorations of the place make it a true hidden jewel of the OC.
Jason Lunden via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2016
One of the best venues in Downtown Santa Ana! Friendly and Professional Staff, Great Food, Wine, Sp
One of the best venues in Downtown Santa Ana! Friendly and Professional Staff, Great Food, Wine, Spirits, and Beer, Live Music, Highly Recommended......
Igmar Rodas via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2016
Went here during the Day of the ...
Went here during the Day of the Dead celebrations. Loved it. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Michael was the best server to ask for. He was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. My spouse and I are vegetarians and we loved the no meat choices they had. He brought our food out hot and fresh, We also ordered 2 lattes that ... read more
Jason M. via yelp.com - Nov 18, 2016
Great service, super friendly servers, and delicious food ! ... read more
Salma M via google.com - Nov 17, 2016
Drinks are good. Atmosphere is comfy. Great place for introverts, people that just want to relax, o
Drinks are good. Atmosphere is comfy. Great place for introverts, people that just want to relax, or good place for a quiet date. I did not rate 5 stars because I their service is slow, but if you are just relaxing it is not that big of a deal. Also, their hours are very limited. I actually have not had their food, just never appeal... read more
Juan Gallardo via facebook.com - Nov 16, 2016
Great service, super friendly servers, and delicious food ! ... read more
Salma Montes via google.com - Nov 14, 2016
Found this place through Groupon ...
Found this place through Groupon..what a good deal... we loved the food and the chill atmosphere, also great service.. plus full bar.. a very romantic place with candle lights to have dinner with my beautiful wife.  Definitely recommend it.
Panda X. via yelp.com - Nov 14, 2016
I love the Gypsy Den. I've been coming here for over a decade, the only thing missing now is the de
I love the Gypsy Den. I've been coming here for over a decade, the only thing missing now is the deliciuos vegan desserts. I would have given this amazing place 5 stars, but I did not have dessert last night and what is this world without dessert ���... read more
Roman Vegaytheist Beltran via facebook.com - Nov 12, 2016
The Sangria drinks were not that good. ... read more
rafael villegas via google.com - Nov 10, 2016
hit or miss for me... but mostly ...
hit or miss for me... but mostly a hit so a 4star is fair... Believe it or not I have had the Veggie burger and its good... fries pretty decent too... Service is a little on the slower side but I don't blame them since they have a lot of people in the restaurant at once... Glassware could use some help... a little dirty sometimes... ... read more
Aj J. via yelp.com - Nov 10, 2016
Oh my I had brunch here today and ...
Oh my I had brunch here today and it was oh so YUMMY! my first time too! Breakfast menu is very straight forward and I loved my food! We sat outside and our server was awesome! Their toast is the yummiest bread I've ever had :) def coming back soon because man was I missing out!!
Jasmin L. via yelp.com - Nov 10, 2016
Good coffee, but thinking of not ...
Good coffee, but thinking of not coming anymore bc of the obligatory valet and parking is becoming more of a hassel than its worth.
Sydney Y. via yelp.com - Nov 8, 2016
Visited with some friends. Place ...
Visited with some friends. Place was packed but we were seated quickly. Our server Diana took care of us well even though the place was way busy. She was very friendly and brought our orders out quickly. Would definitely recommend.
Henry N. via yelp.com - Nov 6, 2016
We really love the atmosphere of ...
We really love the atmosphere of this place which really is very unique and just so interesting to get lost in. I think it's a great place to hang out with friends and frequent as a part of your local favorites of the OC.
Megan V. via yelp.com - Nov 3, 2016
This place is everything I've ever ...
This place is everything I've ever wanted in a restaurant. Outstanding customer service( thanks Cameron), great vegetarian options, happy hour everyday, $7 bottomless mimosas, and a live band on Sunday! Go to Groupon and see what they have to offer!
Meisha D. via yelp.com - Oct 30, 2016
Had the best waitress ever! She ...
Had the best waitress ever! She literally made my dining experience feel better than any other. The free samples were superb and my mushroom tacos were to die for. I can't wait to go back... read more
Natalie A. via yelp.com - Oct 30, 2016
This restaurant is amazing. I love ...
This restaurant is amazing. I love their food and drinks, especially how nice the staff is.
Joanna G. via yelp.com - Oct 30, 2016
April was great she took care of ...
April was great she took care of my wife and I on my birthday. It is rare to find great service with a great smile behind it . Thank you April for the great experience provided and you know have a customer for life . This was my first visit at gypsy den and is NOT my last . Awesome menu awesome attitude and in the heart of OC in beau... read more
Robert G. via yelp.com - Oct 29, 2016
Been coming here since 2002. Some of the menu options have changed but it's always delicious. I lov
Been coming here since 2002. Some of the menu options have changed but it's always delicious. I love the ambiance. The drinks are a plus both alcoholic and coffee options. Just celebrated my 32rd birthday here for brunch and my guests and I were all very satisfied with our service. 15 years enjoying this place and I'm hoping for 15 m... read more
Steve Guzman via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2016
Came here for lunch with a couple ...
Came here for lunch with a couple of friends and its a super cute place! I had the roasted turkey sandwich and a friend had the vegetable lasagna, both really good. Our server was Annie and she was very friendly and helpful. Ill definitely come back.
Haley H. via yelp.com - Oct 23, 2016
Food was pretty darn great as were ...
Food was pretty darn great as were the drinks. Only issues had were a dirty glass and a so-so mac & cheese. Other than those issues, the food was great and I loved the music playing: 80s post punk is my favorite! I'll be back again.
Vanessa S. via yelp.com - Oct 22, 2016
My husband and I come here on occasions and one of my favorite desserts is the cream brûlée that I
My husband and I come here on occasions and one of my favorite desserts is the cream brûlée that I order with my favorite spiced chai! Love the entertainment and the atmosphere, definitely a special spot to come n chill, listen to poetry or music. They've even redecorated outside so there's more sitting space cause it can get packed ... read more
Crystal T Medina via facebook.com - Oct 17, 2016
I like this place. It's cool. Service is great and the food is good. Portions were hood size but I feel that it is a bit overpriced.
Anthony Soave via google.com - Oct 13, 2016
I like this restaurant (and the one by The Lab). But, I have a "but." It needs to shut down and hav
I like this restaurant (and the one by The Lab). But, I have a "but." It needs to shut down and have a thorough cleaning. I mean thorough. Then, I'll be back.
Kathi Donohue Hill via facebook.com - Oct 12, 2016
This place is amazing! Michael ...
This place is amazing! Michael was amazing and provided exceptional service and service and conversation. If you want an amazing dinner and great atmosphere, this is the place!
Cyndi M. via yelp.com - Oct 12, 2016
Interesting place! Food was good but the service was even better!
Interesting place! Food was good but the service was even better!
Lorie Alexander via facebook.com - Oct 12, 2016
I had a great breakfast here today ...
I had a great breakfast here today during one of the events that DTSA seems to be hosting a lot of lately. It was very busy but our server, Vicki, was very kind and attentive and even brought out some water for my dog while we waited for our food. The coffee was amazing and I highly suggest the Mayan mocha if your in the mood for som... read more
Patrick B. via yelp.com - Oct 8, 2016
I was feeling adventurous looking ...
I was feeling adventurous looking for a new spot to eat, and I think I've found it! I got a breakfast burrito with soyrizo in it and instantly fell in love. The food is great, the vibe is great and the waiters and waitresses are very attentive. This restaurant has yet to show any flaws which is why it deserves my rating of 5 stars.
Donovan C. via yelp.com - Oct 8, 2016
Wow the food here is so good. Hands ...
Wow the food here is so good. Hands down the best place to eat in Orange County. EVER. On top of the the prices are sooooo cheap. Also, the servers are super nice and are really attractive. One of my friends is in love with the girl who took our order. The open mic is amazing. Not a single bad artist! Can you believe that! loolool. I... read more
Apollo B. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2016
At first this place didn't really ...
At first this place didn't really catch my attention, but finally gave it a try and now it's my new favorite place!! Every Friday nights they have live music which they always have great people singing! The service is very welcoming, my waiter was Diana and she was so sweet, friendly, and welcoming!! I also love the food as well, hav... read more
Evelyn H. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2016
This was a local hangout for my ...
This was a local hangout for my high school back in the day and I didn't think anything of it other than it being another coffee shop, but recently it has become one of favorite places to eat. Their food is great and they set a good mood while you're there. There's a waitress named Cat that is always friendly and a band that plays ev... read more
Conner Z. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2016
The vibe is alright I suppose, ...
The vibe is alright I suppose, it's just Persian rugs on the walls...They have one vegan sandwichey option that's store bought chicken less strips, which are good heated up but you need to specify that. It was great and the live music was cool but 30 minutes for a cold wrap was rough. The staff seem too involved in their "hip" lifest... read more
David D. via yelp.com - Oct 4, 2016
Great vibes, to describe it in a few words....mellow, relaxing .....enjoyable. Live jazz band on Su
Great vibes, to describe it in a few words....mellow, relaxing .....enjoyable. Live jazz band on Sunday made my experience and food taste ten times better than it already was... read more
Ncal Meow via facebook.com - Oct 3, 2016
First, don't order the nachos, ...
First, don't order the nachos, but we will come back to that.  This place has a cool vibe and I had high hopes.  Everything going by looked really good, and the menu listed several intriguing dishes.  The red sangria was very tasty, albeit small, it was happy hour so fortunately they were reasonably priced at $5 instead of menu price... read more
Gump F. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2016
My gf and found out about this ...
My gf and found out about this restaurant through Groupon. We have it a try and we loved it so we bought a couple more groupons. I had the turkey burger which was delicious. Packed with avocado. Second time around, it was a little to soggy but still good. Service was great. This third time we went was a little different. It was a Sat... read more
Elson C. via yelp.com - Sep 25, 2016
After having been away from OC for a while (more than 3 years), all I could think about was getting my hands on a bowl of their Adobe Stew ...omgs, its AMAZING (especially with extra cheese and chips) a large pirate chai, and some Gypsy Fries....so I went in, and to my shock, surprise, and absolute elation....THEY NOW HAVE A BAR!!!! ... read more
Ekaj Nosdrahcir via google.com - Sep 23, 2016
Great environment, fantastic staff. Love the live music!
Great environment, fantastic staff. Love the live music!
Adrian Belmontez via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2016
Wonderful quinoa salad .... great service. I'll definitely return.
Wonderful quinoa salad .... great service. I'll definitely return.
Paulette Fiedor via facebook.com - Sep 18, 2016
Really cool atmosphere. Food is awesome,... short list of excellent choices. Service is "layed back", just right off-peak for this ex-New Yorker. Not sure how they handle the rush. Beverages? Bountiful! Coffees, teas, draft beer, and everything in between. Will revisit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Rick Johnson via google.com - Sep 16, 2016
The venue is adorable but the one thing that is truly wonderful is the staff and management! My dau
The venue is adorable but the one thing that is truly wonderful is the staff and management! My daughter and I went to see / hear some friends perform. Loved the food and atmosphere. But, without a doubt, the wait staff and the management truly make sure the guests are not only made welcome, they go the extra mile with genuine kindne... read more
Mike Urquhart via facebook.com - Sep 15, 2016
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