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40568 Village Drive, CA
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gluten free cookies and lots of tea

We stopped here as there really isn't much choice along here but we were happy with our choice. My rooibos tea was steeped (they use timers) just right and the coffees were good too. They have a range of biscuits (bought in) that offer different choices for gluten free, vegan eaters etc. Not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Anne C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here as there really isn't much choice along here but we were happy with our choice. My rooibos tea was steeped (they use timers) just right and the coffees were good too. They have a range of biscuits (bought in) that offer different choices for gluten free, vegan eaters etc. Not so keen on the barking dog sitting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to see the variety of teas this place has! Their loose leaf teas are already pre-packaged, but you can sniff their samples in tiny jars. As tea-lovers, we enjoyed this place and even bought a few to take home with us.

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Thank VegasMom777
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Me and my children were really hungry so we entered to a cafe. I love paninis and retro-cafes and that seemed like it. The service is good i can't deny it, but don't let the make-your-own-sandwich fool you. They get it all wrong and mix it up. Emma's sandwich mixed with mine but we ate it and the ingredients taste... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I were spending a weekend in Big Bear and came here to read and relax one afternoon. What a perfect little place- TONS of different teas and the greatest chai latte I've ever had. I asked if they could perhaps add some pumpkin to it (as it was in season), and holy crap- they put REAL pumpkin... More 

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Thank midgybride
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went here to kill some time on our arrival in Big Bear Lake and fell in love with the experience. It was so enjoyable that we had to return the next day. We tried their coffee (very good), their tea (quite good) and their gelato which was excellent. The customers on both days seemed to be very happy to... More 

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Thank Weyman S
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

They were polite, efficient, and delicious. From the crepe to the iced tea. Sit down and enjoy yourself. I am sure I am not the first positive review. Even their baked goods were delicious including SAVORY pastries. Their selection is huge. Gigantic, Enormous. Entertaining. Relaxing. The bathrooms are super clean and smell good. We had three iced teas and a... More 

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Thank RoadTripGarth
Big Bear City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Awesome selection of teas. I sample a different iced tea everytime I visit, looking forward to sampling the hot varieties now that the weather is turning cooler. I've also had their veggie crepe, also excellent and very filling. They also have some of the funniest greeting cards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was worried when the starbucks that was here previously went missing but I have had the iced coffee twice and it was fantastic. My girlfriend loves the tea and made us go to their other location in arrowhead. She said the iced tea was perfectly sweetened. Very light.

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Thank Popko1
Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Although the outside and inside is cosy welcoming, and the selection of food looks nice, the service is shocking. The girl could not have been more rude, unwelcoming or inefficient. She clearly does not want to be there. Alters the tone of the whole place . Will look for somewhere else for an extra shot !

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Thank roscopcoltraine
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is the second location for the Tea & Coffee Exchange (their first location is in Lake Arrowhead). The food menu features gelato, muffins, paninis and crepes. Our family had coffees, gelato, crepes, and muffins. The coffees were prepared quickly, had good flavor, and were hot. The gelato selection and quality were both fine. The crepe, while taking nearly 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 40568 Village Drive, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?