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Great Bear Coffee

19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
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Ranked #51 of 132 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Most recent review
- Feb 14, 2014
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11 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The place is cute, friendly, has a very local feel, which is nice. The latte was good. Great way to start the day in a beautiful town.

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Great Bear is an independent coffee shop well-supported by the local community. The coffee is certainly good but the main advantage over a Starbucks is that they offer hearty and good quality food items - burritos, lasagna, quiche etc. Service is pleasant and responsive.

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Santa Cruz, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I really love the atmosphere here! The coffee is very good and their latte's are excellent .Great place to meet friends, sit and study, or just people watch.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

While there are two coffee shops that I know of in town (and there may be more), Great Bear is the only one to visit. Looks like it's locally owned (not a chain), friendly staff, great coffee and real bagels with plenty of cream cheese. Have been here about 6 times on 3 different business trips in Jan-Mar 2013, and... More

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Monte Sereno, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This coffee shop is reminiscent of UC Berkeley coffee shops with good coffee, wifi, good sandwiches, and excellent capuccinos. These barristas take their trade seriously and it is really appreciated.

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Denver, CO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I only was in town for a short time, but I may have had 3 CCC's (Chocolate Coffee Cream) during my stay. They are a guaranteed path to happiness.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband I went there after a nice sleigh ride around the town a horse drawn carrage. we were cold and it looked lioke a nice place their hot chocolate was great. you get whiopped cram and a cookie.

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Great coffee at any time of day. Calmer atmosphere than "some others" in LG. Best for reading the paper, chatting or business.

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San Diego, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Excellent cappuccino and excellent coffee, full of flavor, not over-roasted. These people know what they're doing and provide a great coffee experience. Breathe deep, because it's the coffee aroma you love and want to take with you. Went early one morning, so the atmosphere was pleasant and sun-filled. The artwork provided interest while sipping. This place is an asset to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

Support local non-chain coffee shops. To few old staples like this left in town

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