Retail, Dining and Accommodations

Brea is a leading regional retail shopping destination. Between Brea Mall, Downtown Brea, Brea Marketplace, Brea Gateway Center, Union Plaza, East Imperial Center, and many other retail corridors and small shopping centers, the City has something for everyone.

Brea Mall

Located at the cross-section of Orange Freeway (57) and Imperial Highway (90) , the Brea Mall offers a stylish shopping experience. Amid Italian tile walkways, vaulted ceilings, and beautiful artwork, visitors can enjoy four major department stores (Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney, and Nordstrom) and over 175 specialty shops and restaurants.

Downtown Brea

Brea’s Downtown combines eclectic shopping and dining options with varied entertainment choices, all with a wonderfully walkable social setting. The Downtown also offers loft rental housing, tri-level condominiums and the Ash Street Cottages, a charming 96-unit single-family neighborhood that has won several awards for innovative design.


The City boasts a plethora of dining options, from savory cuisine to sweet treats. Offerings include upscale restaurants, quaint cafes, friendly pubs and grills, and convenient fast food of all kinds.

  • BJ’s Restaurant
  • Brunos Trattoria
  • Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches
  • Cedar Creek Inn
  • Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • El Torito Grill
  • Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • TAPS Fish House and Brewery
  • Yard House
  • Lillie’s Q
  • Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar


Brea offers a range of lodging options for travelers, including Embassy Suites, Chase Suite Hotel, as well as smaller motels.