It's a bit further south, but Huntington Beach has a cute place in a strip mall off Warner Ave. I believe--it's called Good Mood Food Cafe...I went there last fall and hubby and I enjoyed dessert and the sampler platter...nice energy there too!
I also love The Stand in Laguna Beach, right next to Laguna Beach Cyclery. It's further south more for you, but you can eat outside and enjoy :) Great guacamole salad and they have to live for raw almond milkshakes with fruit :)
I've never been there, but isn't there a restaurant by Juliano in L.A.? I hear it's quite lovely :)
(I'm not a local...yet, but have traveled several times to OC and L.A.)
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Esther Hicks in the book, Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires