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Great Bear Coffee

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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
408-395-8607
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7:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Local vibe

You can just feel how homey and relaxing this place is when you enter the door. Real variety of people at the tables from moms to families to people at their computers. They serve small pastries and dishes such as quiche, soups, etc. Good coffee but their hot chocolate is excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
pgrey
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California
via mobile
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California
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446 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can just feel how homey and relaxing this place is when you enter the door. Real variety of people at the tables from moms to families to people at their computers. They serve small pastries and dishes such as quiche, soups, etc. Good coffee but their hot chocolate is excellent!

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Thank pgrey
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a local meet-and-greet hang out that has the best coffee in town. My husband and I were visiting our son over the Christmas holiday and had the pleasure of hanging out one Saturday morning. We struck up a friendly conversation with a gentleman sitting next to our table and had the best of times chatting and sipping fresh... More 

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Thank BAKSPIN
United States
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Perfect spot to perk up while shopping in downtown Los Gatos. Always friendly service and a good vibe.

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Thank winewriter
Los Gatos, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love Great Bear. It's an internet cafe . I order a whole pot of tea for 3.00. They have a great variety. The coffee is great too.

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Thank Laurie H
Palm Desert, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

One of my all time favorites. I used to drive from San Carlos just to have a morning espresso and pastry. Great spot to read the moring rag and watch the techies cruise through.

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Thank Jack A
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

So the place is no frills. Staff not over friendly. Furniture looks like it was purchased from Goodwill. Deserts are sparse and look to be leftover from last week. With all that being said, the latte was delicious. First time I've seen an almond milk latte have a full head. Rich. Robust. Delicious.

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Thank benjaminc796
Mumbai
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160 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stopped by here for a cup of coffee after a big pizza lunch. The location is central - very close to the Apple Store in the Los Gatos downtown area. The coffee turned out to be average, while the ambience was alright. Can definitely do with some sprucing up of this place. Offers free wifi while you are there.

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Thank Debabrata19
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Family get together for morning breakfast. They roast their own coffee beans. How cool is that. Plenty of room for a dozen people at a group of tables.

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Thank Tom L
Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The coffee and pastries are good here, but a lot of people use it as an office and it can be hard to find a place to sit on weekday mornings.

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Thank P0kieg
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are a lot of coffee shops in California and I'll admit I've not tried them all, but I was really delighted with the latte I got at this cute little shop. The first time I got a mocha latte, and the second day I got a regular latte which was actually so tasty I was sorry I got the... More 

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Thank Sally B

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?