Twin Peaks Plaza
23615 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Serving breakfast and lunch only, daily from 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
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I hadn't been to Jolanda's for a while, but recently decided to stop by there for lunch. This may sound mean, but eating at Jolanda's gives one the feeling of eating in the cafeteria of an old folks home. Cheap cafeteria food and senior citizens galore. The thing is, sometimes I'm in the mood for cheap cafeteria food. However, since prices have gone up since my last visit this place isn't as cheap anymore. When I say that a lot of old people eat here, I only mean that I was the youngest person dining here by at least 40 years.....yeah.... It must be because this place is near what used to be known as "Leisure World," now "Laguna Woods," a large retirement community. Jolanda's has a whole "French" theme going on, but with the exception of the fact that they bake fresh croissants here, they don't really have any French food.
Jolanda's serves breakfast all day. The breakfast here consists of all the standard breakfast fare, from bacon to sausage to corned beef hash and eggs. The lunch menu is pretty much standard salads and sandwiches. They also offer a daily special that is usually their heartiest meal on the menu. Daily specials are now $7.99, they were $6.99 the last time I went. Here are the daily specials:
Monday: American Meatloaf
Tuesday: Tender Beef Brisket
Wednesday: Roast Pork
Friday: Roast Chicken
Saturday: Salmon Caesar Salad
I have only eaten at this restaurant on Tuesdays because I like their beef brisket meal. The brisket is served with mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables and a dinner roll or french bread. I asked for a croissant instead of my dinner roll. They used to offer this option for free, but apparently now it is $1.00 extra. I thought it was odd that they were charging $1.00 extra, especially since the croissant was only 30 cents more than the french bread on the menu. The vegetables here are of the frozen variety. They even have the long forgotten lima bean in them. The croissants here used to be pretty good, but this time it was just ho-hum. Due to the price of my standard meal here going up $2.00, I don't think I will be returning again. I think there are much better lunches to be had out there for $9.00.
(Tender Beef Brisket Meal)
(The $1 extra croissant)
(The standard "included" bread that the other diner I was with received)