Old Towne Orange, California: The Filling Station

The Filling Station
201 North Glassell Street
Old Towne Orange, California
Telephone: (714) 289-9714
Website: FillingStationCafe.com

What more fitting place for America’s most-traveled terrier to meet Rich Truesdell, the editor of Automotive Traveler magazine, for breakfast than at a café housed in a 1920s gas station? Since The Filling Station is famous (locally, at least) as the dog-friendliest restaurant around, we were joined by two other canine buddies – in the photo here, my new friends and I are too distracted looking for the resident black cat to pose properly. Easily a third of the outdoor tables also had dogs sitting at them; a sign behind the reception desk reminds customers to ask for dog bowls rather than letting their four-legged companions use the regular dishes. Too busy checking out the other dogs to eat, I understand from my People that the café’s fare was hearty, the coffee good, and the servers genuinely friendly and efficient. Come early and fill ‘er up!

The Filling Station Old Towne Orange, California