Alicia’s Cafe in Brea

On my occasional drive to Brea, I kept noticing this restaurant called, “Alicia’s,” with its wooden swing and flowered patio outside. So one Saturday I walked in. When I looked at their menu, I was impressed by their large number of selections. I decided to try their version of bagel and lox. My meal arrived in a matter of minutes in a straw basket. My bagel was loaded with lox, cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, capers, and red onion. What a taste sensation!

Alicia’s specializes in breakfasts and lunches, but it also offers dinners as take-home prepared meals and catering services. The cuisine is American, Café, and Soups, all with a mind for healthy eating, and also vegetarian meals.

According to their website,, Alicia grew up with her father running a restaurant business of his own. Alicia learned all of her cooking and creative skills hands-on in her father’s restaurant.

Then the day came in 1978 when Alicia’s father encouraged her to “leave the nest” and start her own restaurant. She opened as a storefront sandwich shop, but it outgrew its location and relocated to its current site as the full-fledged restaurant it is today.

Other favorite items on Alicia’s menu include her “Pink cloud” and her potato cheese soup. You can view their extensive menu (offering over twenty sandwiches plus eight special sandwiches, nine salads, and seven specialties) at their website.

In addition to the regular menu, Alicia’s also offers a menu for each of three special events: Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. You can get more information online on ordering these meals at

The restaurant is located at 590 Central Avenue just east of Berry Street in a small industrial area of Brea. Patrons can drive by and miss the restaurant unless they look carefully for the street addresses or use GPS.

Alicia’s restaurant has an outside patio and garden, giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air. For those patron who have well-behaved dogs, this patio/garden can be a delightful spot for enjoying their meals with their pets nearby.

According to, Alicia’s received a 4.5 out of 5 rating, giving it a #18 rating among 155 restaurants in Brea. also gives Alicia’s a 4.5 out of 5 rating.

Alicia’s is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition to its casual dining area, the restaurant features a small gift shop. This shop grew out of Alicia’s passion for finding unique items to present as gifts for loved ones and friends. The shop features decorative kitchen items, lotions, clothing, and sundry other items that are moderately priced. After a delicious meal, feel free to walk into the shop and explore. The gift shop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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