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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
408-395-8607
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
First time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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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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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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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Los Gatos, California
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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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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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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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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San Jose, California
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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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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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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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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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