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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner
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1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-451-9562
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy and relaxed

Not a place for those in a hurry. Food is fresh and mostly healthy fare. My favorite is the Capreese omlette. Indoor dining is limited and a bit crowded. Dining alfresco is quite pleasant but frequently a bit chilly so bring a light jacket. Parking: challenging

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Mermaidsmom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

we've enjoyed breakfast at Cora's. The food was delicious and also with some local aspect. would definitely suggest this place to be visited once in santa monica

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast and waited about 25 minutes to be seated which was totally fine. Once we sat down the waiter came over and asked what we wanted - we said please bring us a coffee right away and we ordered breakfast. About 10 minutes later we asked about the coffee and said apologized and brought us coffee then.... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We found this place from trio advisor it's great, rustic relaxed feel to the place. You write your name, party number and time of arrival down when you get there, they call you in and seat you, the locals were waiting with the tourists. The steel cut oats were delicious and the fresh OJ was the best I had all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not a place for those in a hurry. Food is fresh and mostly healthy fare. My favorite is the Capreese omlette. Indoor dining is limited and a bit crowded. Dining alfresco is quite pleasant but frequently a bit chilly so bring a light jacket. Parking: challenging

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I only had $63 on me as I forgot my cards in the hotel, but what the hell there is no way you can spend as much as that on a breakfast for 2. Think again! The bill was $61.83 without a tip. Pick me up from the floor I hear you say. The food was food nothing special, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Really quaint place, sitting under a tunnel of bougainvilleas. Service is fast and the menu good for breakfast. Get there early as on w/e and holidays there are always long waiting lines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We decided to eat here after TA reviews and we were staying at Viceroy just across the road. We ordered the omelette special and the breakfast burrito. Omelette was only ok.....had way too much jack cheddar in it, burrito was really nice. Espresso coffee ok but expensive. We thought it might've been cheaper than eating at hotel restaurant but it... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Who would have ever known this place exists? what a super cool concept & atmosphere!! The food is outstanding, and and the service is great!! Right next door to the Seaview Hotel, this place is PERFECT for an early morning coffee & sweet snack or breakfast. The menu is very trendy & gormet, with prices that i consider "to be... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Was up early so got here when they opened at 7am. It was quiet until about 7:30am, when people started arriving. The terrace is nice and has flowering shrubs growing up and over in a pergola. Had the orange pancakes with Blueberries which was excellent and filling and comfortable for a hungry person. Orange juice and Lemonade also excellent. Coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is basically a sidewalk cafe. Very cute outdoor patio and unassuming atmosphere. That said, the food is creative, tasty and fast. We went there twice while spending a long weekend in Santa Monica. I ordered off the extensive daily special list one day and the standard menu the second time. Both were delicious. The wait staff is friendly and... More 

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Additional Information about Cora's Coffee Shoppe

Address: 1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-451-9562
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-451-9562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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