September 27, 2021

MOULIN and South Coast Plaza Team Up to Bring the Parisian Café to Orange County’s Leading Shopping Destination

MOULIN will give guests a taste of Paris beginning November 15

COSTA MESA, CALIF. – September 25, 2021 – MOULIN, the local collection of beloved Parisian cafés by restaurateur Laurent Vrignaud, will open the doors to its new café at South Coast Plaza on November 15, 2021. MOULIN at South Coast Plaza will be located on Garden Terrace next to the Bridge of Gardens.

For MOULIN, joining South Coast Plaza marks the seventh grand opening for the café business in seven years. The first MOULIN café opened in Newport Beach in 2014 and was joined in subsequent years by locations in Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point, Costa Mesa, and a full service restaurant in Newport Beach opening next month adjacent to the original café.

“As two organizations who care about creating a memorable and premium experience, MOULIN and South Coast Plaza make a perfect pairing,” said Laurent Vrignaud, founder of MOULIN. “Existing MOULIN fans will be stoked to find their favorite Parisian café during their next visit to South Coast Plaza, but it is also an opportunity for us to introduce MOULIN to the 25 million annual visitors to South Coast Plaza who are not yet familiar with us and convert them into new fans.”

“Laurent Vrignaud’s French concept, MOULIN, will be a wonderful addition to South Coast Plaza’s collection of international restaurants,” said Debra Gunn Downing, Executive Director, Marketing, South Coast Plaza. “Our shoppers will feel like they’re at a Parisian café with MOULIN’s authentic offerings served al fresco on Garden Terrace.”

Adding MOULIN to South Coast Plaza will create the feeling of Place Vendome, the luxury shopping district in Paris, where people take café breaks while shopping at the leading luxury stores. South Coast Plaza already has many of the top French luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermès, and MOULIN completes the Place Vendome experience by adding an authentic Parisian café where guests can take a short break with an espresso and pastry or a crêpe and glass of wine.

Seating for 80 guests will be outdoors under red umbrellas on the 1,000 square-foot terrasse de café, which will be filled with French tables and chairs all collected personally by Laurent during visits to France over the years.

The menu at MOULIN at South Coast Plaza will include tarts and pastries, baguettes and breads, as well as croissants and other viennoiseries all baked fresh every morning by the MOULIN team of artisan chefs. An assortment of salads, sandwiches served on fresh-baked baguette and made-to-order crêpes will also be available. The drink menu will include coffee and espresso drinks, fresh-squeezed orange juice, French soft drinks and juices, as well as Champagne, beer and an assortment of wines.
● Opening date: November 15, 2021
● Address: 3333 Bristol Street, Suite 2505, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
● Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Seven days a week
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Since 2014, MOULIN has been transporting Orange County guests to Paris with its authentic foods and atmosphere. MOULIN specializes in fresh-baked breads, viennoiserie and pastries, rotisserie chicken, crêpes, and the classic dishes of Paris. MOULIN is located in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa and Dana Point. For online ordering, catering and more information visit

Renowned as a leading international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Orange County Museum of Art. It is the West Coast’s premier shopping experience, with its proximity to beaches and John Wayne Airport, customized concierge services, and unparalleled collection of diverse retailers — from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier and Harry Winston to The Webster, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, The Blue Box Cafe by Tiffany & Co., and more. South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: or 800.782.8888.