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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-451-9562
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Ranked #33 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This a charming place to have breakfast... You can sit inside at the bar or outside in a lovely gazebo/garden area. Great menu, good prices and good service. Much better than paying for an overpriced breakfast at a hotel. Had the Huevos Rancheros, was delicious!

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Aspen, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After a long walk to Venice and back, we stopped at Cora's for breakfast. There are not that many tables, and we waited maybe 15 minutes to be seated (note that you need to put your name on the list - just don't stand there 'in line'). Our breakfast was excellent. I had a chicharone dish with some white beans... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Sought out this place after hearing good things. Wasn't disappointed! Doesn't look much from the outside but don't be fooled. Homemade guacamole is incredible, as was the BLT&goats cheese sandwich. Really good value for some top food.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We found this coffee place near our hotel (Bayside) and came back every morning for great coffee and a fantastic breakfast selection for eat in or take away. A big line outside on weekends!

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New Hartford, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good food, good service, cool menu. A little pricey. Caution-check your bill carefully. I was charged twice for one glass of OJ. I called them on it and they quickly adjusted my bill. I had been tipped off to this from previous reviewer. Don't know if intentional or glitch. One glass of fresh squeezed OJ is $6. I would eat... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an oasis in a crowded and busy Ocean avenue. Really nice atmosphere, completely different from the street outside. The food is excellent, and the staff is very nice and helpful. The omelet and the sandwiches are really good.

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Indianapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On our recent vacation in Santa Monica/LA we had breakfast here one morning. It was our best breakfast we had. The food was excellent and the outdoor seating area was shaded and quaint. I had the best fresh squeezed OJ I've ever had and the bacon and homemade sausage were also phenomenal. We are a family of five with 3... More

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Holidayfun
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Best brunch we had in the US and even pretty good coffee. Would definitely recommend and revisit. The only reason we didn't give five stars is due to the wait to get a table and then a long wait for food.

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Pittsburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you find yourself in Santa Monica this is a must stop for breakfast. My wife and daughters had the Smoked Salmon Benedict and I had the Orange pancakes. My daughter commented this was the best breakfast she ever had!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Camouflaged by blossoming vegetation. Secluding from major thoroughfare an imperial yard away. Popular local haunt (apparently). Bit of a gem for those looking for La brunch experience. Reasonable coffee. Nice service. Great Huevos rancheros. Proper OJ. Extensive menu. Superb ambience of car, sun and chattering pretty people. Socal goodlife in microcosm. Perfect. Thank you.

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