Today, Moulin opens its third location in San Clemente. Proprietor Laurent Vrignaud has also expanded the Moulin brand to include a French antique store, which opened in January. Moulin’s third bistro is now open at the historic Casino San Clemente (120 W Avenida Pico). Within walking distance to San Clemente’s popular North Beach, much of Moulin’s menu is available to-go, modeled after cafes along coastal France.
Vrignaud created Moulin as a central gathering place — a place for friends to enjoy a cup of coffee together in the morning or for a budding romance to bloom over a bottle of champagne in the early afternoon. Delivering its signature all-encompassing French experience, Moulin San Clemente is filled with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch of Paris.
The 1500 sq. ft. bistro faces San Clemente’s North Beach; its ocean-view patio offers vintage bistro tables and chairs shaded by Moulin’s signature red umbrellas. Inside is filled with the original metal plaques, light fixtures, and framed French art – all collected by Laurent from France — that have become synonymous with the Moulin brand.
Moulin San Clemente serves the classic dishes of France including bistro favorites like Croque Madame, omelets, and Eggs Benedict; its patisserie glistens with iconic pastries such as the St. Honoré and Tart Tatin, as well as house-baked bread and classic viennoiserie.
Moulin San Clemente is located within the historic Casino San Clemente (120 W Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA 92672) and offers 1200 sq. ft. of indoor seating and a 300 sq. ft. ocean-view patio. The 60-seat restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please visit www.moulin.com or connect with @moulin on Instagram for behind-the-scenes updates.