By: Tiffany Johnstone
Take a trip down memory lane or let your taste buds travel the world, and all within a two-mile radius. People come here from all over Orange County to dine, shop for antiques, admire the architecture and have a good time. A fountain in the center of Orange Plaza adds to the Old Towne ambience.
|Watson drug store
A drug store diner with an outdoor café — who would expect to find that? Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain has been around since 1899. Watson’s menu consists mainly of comfort food of the ‘50s, and you can’t go wrong with shakes and burgers. Their fluffy omelette is one of Orange County’s best.
|Felix Continental Café
Felix Continental Café offers hearty plates with generous servings. The menu ranges from a traditional eggs-and-bacon breakfast, to seafood and chicken dishes, and even filet mignon. Try the Crepes Del Mar, delicate crepes filled with savory crab meat, topped with a light Cajun-Cuban sauce and garnished with mozzarella.
A TASTE OF ORANGE
Café Lucca offers a relaxing environment with its amber-toned walls. Choices include pastries, coffee, gelato ice cream and beer, to name a few items on the menu. End your evening with a Duvel beer, which has a tangy aftertaste with a slightly sour kick.
|Orange Candy Company
ON CANDY LANE
If you have a craving for sweets, the Orange Candy Co. is the place to be. Walking inside is like re-entering a classic soda shop, with its décor of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley posters, along with a selection of candies popular in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
BARS AROUND TOWN
When thirsty, stop by O’Hara’s Pub and order a margarita on the rocks or ask the friendly bartender for a Tootsie Roll shot. Pitchers of domestic beer are cheap, and you can play a quick game of pool.