125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA. (714) 835-8840. gypsyden.com
Ana, CA -- There are many great cafes and restaurants outside the chain "box" to
enjoy in Santa Ana and some of them are located downtown. One is in the Arts
District, and is a popular hang-out for a bite to eat, some coffee, and evening
entertainment ranging from guitarist/singers to bands and poetry nights.
Gypsy Den is part cafe, part venue, and a community gathering place for
artists and bankers, vegetarians and meat eaters, punk rockers and therapy
shoppers. Opened initially in Costa Mesa's LAB anti-mall, Gypsy Den
evolved and grew into two locations. Five years after the first opening, it was
launched in 1999 in Santa Ana's downtown Arts District.
On the calendar of events Sunday through Thursday nights are usually open mic,
Django jams, or maybe just hanging out. Friday & Saturday you will usually find
a single musical artists, or jazz trio. The first Saturday of the month is
always Artist Village Open House, however, and is hopping because of all the
On the menu is breakfast with Waffles, Eggs, Fruit & Yogurt, French Toast,
Pancakes and Oatmeal with fresh brewed espressos or coffee blends.
Lunch includes cold sandwiches such as Eggplant or Chicken Salad, grilled
sandwiches such as Veggie Burger, Turkey Burger, Grilled Chicken or Ahi, and
Quesadillas, Chicken Tacos, Lasagna, Combo Soups & Salads and "Delectable
Desserts". Dessert offerings to tempt your waistline into busting out include
Bread Pudding, Peach Cobbler, Big Cookies, Pumpkin Pier, Homemade Carrot Cake,
Fudge Brownie with Walnuts, Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, and other seasonal