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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
408-395-8607
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"Good Coffee"

The coffee here is very good! It's a great place to meet friends and just hang out. It has internet so It's also a good place to bring your laptop and study, etc. Sometimes the noise level can be a little overwhelming, depending on who's sitting around you. Overall, its a great place. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
davidsantacruz
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The coffee here is very good! It's a great place to meet friends and just hang out. It has internet so It's also a good place to bring your laptop and study, etc. Sometimes the noise level can be a little overwhelming, depending on who's sitting around you. Overall, its a great place. Enjoy!

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Los Gatos, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The organic coffees here are amazing. I usually get the beans here and take them home, though I sometimes indulge in store. They have great brownies, cookies and other cafe fare. A local hangout and you're bound to run into someone you know.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved the alternative to the mainstream here. Very simple tasty food, lots of organic choices of teas and other beverages in addition to their great signature coffee. Nice casual atmosphere for a chat or if you just want some alone time with your Mac. (Seriously, count the Mac users in this place it's fun entertainment)

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MN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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usa
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221 reviews 221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Saratoga
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-395-8607
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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