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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-451-9562
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Ranked #36 of 564 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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New Hartford, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Monterey, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I would have rated this place higher if the service was better. What I like about this place is the food. It's actually delicious. But waiting 41 minutes for your food is definitely not worth it especially when you came there for breakfast and instead it's turning out to be brunch. We asked for water and it came 9 minutes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Queued to have our breakfast after reading reviews. Nice little patio and friendly staff but that's as good as it got. Waited for over half an hour for our food but only 2 plates arrived. (There were 3 of us). We finished our food before my husband's scrambled eggs with chorizo arrived - along with the check! (Here's your coat,... More

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muntinlupa city, philippines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On weekends, there can be a line for brunch for Cora's as this is where the locals eat. Also a great place to eat if you're coming from the beach. We stayed at Sea shore Motel so Cora's is very convenient for us to eat. We had breakfast and dinners there. Excellent food, great waiters. Very fresh ingredients. Also, when... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A great spot for a burger. If Edgar is behind the counter your experience is even better. Thanks for the meal and the conversation.

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