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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
408-395-8607
Today
7:00 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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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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
Good coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
P0kieg
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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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Santa Cruz, California
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177 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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277 helpful votes 277 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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77 helpful votes 77 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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