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HOURS: 7am - 7pm (Mon - Thu)
7am - 8pm (Fri - Sat) | 8am - 3pm (Sun)
Now 2 Locations: Laguna Beach & Newport Beach

About Moulin

Moulin opened its doors in September 2014 with the mission of making guests feel as if they have been transported to France. With an emphasis on authenticity, everything from the food and drink to the décor and ambiance is just the way you will find it anywhere in France.

Moulin is filled with the smells of fresh-baked artisan breads and pastries, the sound of people speaking French, the sight of organic rotisserie chicken rotating as they slow-cook to perfection, the taste of a wine that triggers memories of a Paris vacation, and the touch of pastry cream as you lick your lips after enjoying a delicate pastry. Delivering all of these pleasures and more, Moulin is committed to delivering an authentic French experience for all the senses.

But Moulin is more than just an experience; it is about fulfilling a lifelong dream. Born and raised in Montmartre, Paris, Laurent created Moulin out of the love for the bistro culture that he has missed every day since moving to California in the 1980s. After a 30-year career in the action sports industry, Laurent decided to finally create a little piece of his childhood hometown in the beach city he has called home since 2003.

Moulin is also for Laurent’s mother, who chose the name “Moulin.” French for “windmill,” les moulins are a symbol of Laurent’s childhood home of the Montmartre district in Paris. It is for his wife Sophie, for whom the menu’s café gourmand is named, and for his daughter Kaya who will now have a similar experience as her father -- spending a little time on weekends after school helping in his grandparents’ Parisian food market. 

But most of all, Moulin is about creating a lively, warm and inviting place for anyone who wants to escape briefly from modern life and experience a little slice of France in the middle of Orange County. To you we say "bienvenue dans notre maison."


Our Events

  • Moulin Laguna Beach
    When: NOW OPEN • Fall 2016
    Event: Moulin Laguna Beach

    In the mornings, enjoy coffee & espresso complemented with classic pâtisserie & boulangerie and made-to-order crepes & waffles.  In the afternoons, enjoy slow-cooked rotisserie chicken turning on our ovens imported from France. In the evenings, sip on a glass of French wine or beer complemented with cheese & charcuterie. Last but not least, indulge in hand-crafted ice cream elegantly served in a coupe glaceé.  248 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.


  • Grand Cru Tasting
    When: Dec. 14th, Wednesday • 6-8pm
    Event: Grand Cru Tasting

    For our final wine tasting of 2016, Moulin will give guests the unique opportunity to taste exceptional pours from the world’s most iconic growing regions: Burgundy and Bordeaux. These highly collectable Grand Cru wines are a true conversation piece, making them perfect for holiday entertaining and corporate gifting. Guests will enjoy 6 Grand Cru wines paired with artisanal bites from our kitchen. $69.00 per guest. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (949) 474-0920. 


  • French Art & Music Fair
    When: Dec. 18th, Sunday • 10am-4pm
    Event: French Art & Music Fair

    On Sunday, December 18, 2016 we are hosting our French Art & Music Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recreating the feeling of the streets of Montmartre, France, we are showcasing a variety of local art, live music, and a little magic on our outdoor, umbrella-covered patio. Guests can enjoy classic French food and drinks while mingling with the artists and enjoying their work, musicians will serenade the streets as a magician wows the crowd with amazing tricks.


  • 3 Course Chef's Dinner
    When: Weekly • Every Tuesday
    Event: 3 Course Chef's Dinner

    Join us for our weekly Tuesday night three-course Chef's Dinner. On December 6th, we are serving Roti d'Agneau - Slow-Roasted Lamb in thinly sliced potato gratin and sauteed Brussels sprouts in jus au thyme . Seating times are at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. $29 per guest. Seating is limited and reservations are a must. Call (949) 474-0920 to RSVP. 

  • Moulin's Holiday Market
    When: December • 1st - 31st
    Event: Moulin's Holiday Market

    Moulin’s épicerie will transform into a Parisian holiday for the month of December. Embracing Parisian holiday culture, the transformed market will feature French holiday classics including specialty chocolate truffles, luxurious seasonal desserts, and viennoiseries. Pre-made and customizable holiday gift baskets and cheese and charcuterie arrangements are also available.  

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2 Locations:

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1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach, CA

7am - 7pm • Monday - Thursday
7am - 8pm • Friday - Saturday
8am - 3pm • Sundays

Phone: (949) 474-0920
248 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA

6am - 9pm • Monday - Sunday

Phone: (949) 715-6990