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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.


  • Cars & Café
    When: Sunday, October 30th • 7-9am
    Event: Cars & Café

    Join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016 for an early morning automobile extravaganza! Sip café and stroll through the Moulin parking lot where you'll find an array of antiques and exotics - from Bugattis to Citroëns, and everything in between. Enjoy breakfast "classiques" and the café is on us!  

  • French Art & Music Fair
    When: Sunday, November 6 • 10am-4pm
    Event: French Art & Music Fair

    On Sunday, November 6, 2016 Moulin is hosting a French Art & Music Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recreating the feeling of the streets of Montmartre, France, Moulin will showcase a variety of local art, live music, and a little magic on their 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.


  • Beaujolais Nouveau
    When: Nov. 17th, Thursday • 6-8:30pm
    Event: Beaujolais Nouveau

    Join us in celebrating the release of the highly anticipated 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau. Best enjoyed young, its simultaneous distribution contributes to the hype of its release. The wine is made entirely from Gamay grapes hand-picked in the Beaujolais province of France, bottled just weeks after harvest. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests can enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass or by the bottle. For $39, enjoy and all-you-can-drink Beaujolais Nouveau with our classic Entrecôtes Frite dinner.


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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