The highly anticipated Wings Cafe at the Fullerton Airport officially opened October 10. Owned and operated by long-time local restaurateurs Brian and Sherri White, Wings offers deliciously prepared American diner food seven days a week. The new restaurant is also a feast for the eyes! Every aspect of its customized interior – from ceiling, light fixtures, fans, art, high top tables, booths and floor – features authentic aviation elements and vintage artifacts. If you love airplanes, art or architecture – or first class food served in an extraordinary environment, drive or fly to Orange County’s KFUL.
Every aspect of Wings’ interior – floor, ceiling, lights, seating, tables and art – features airplane elements and previews the amazing aviation-foodie experience awaiting patrons inside this special diner.
Wings is located at 4011 Airport Drive, in the middle of Fullerton. Its large, vertical sign – mounted to a replica plane wing – is easy to spot. Cleverly marked with tail number N-4011, we knew we’d arrived at the right place.
As we opened the restaurant door, we were greeted by Wings’ enormous glass entry revealing its highly stylized aviation design. Our eyes were immediately drawn to the signature lighted runway extending the length of the restaurant. The poured concrete runway with runway edge, centre line and end lighting, is a design showstopper in an already impressive interior.
Once settled, we quickly fiddled with the integrated instrument panels to listen to the control tower pilot chatter.
We also ordered classic Eggs Benedict, served with a side of fresh berries. And of course, our lunch (it really was lunch despite our breakfast fare!) was complete with two Betty IPAs from Hangar 24 Brewery, one of a half-dozen craft beers currently poured from this local favorite.
Thanks to our intrepid Southern California foodies Kyle and Alex for braving opening day crowds to send photos of Wings Cafe’s spectacular new setting!