We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 567 Santa Monica Restaurants

Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-451-9562
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #31 of 567 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Write a Review

195 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    103
    57
    23
    7
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
chicago
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this tiny coffee shop at around 4:00pm while walking along the busy Ocean Ave., we've got excellent service although we told them we were not eating but to drink a cup of coffee, we enjoyed the 20 minute rest time combined with the friendly service, didn't stay long because of the limited area of the business.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The food is always reasonably priced and reliably good. And staff always pleasant. Breakfast is the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Handy,we stayed at the Viceroy opposite. Fresh cooked breakfast with good choice without outfacing either by quantity or choice.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

No matter what time you visit Cora's Coffee Shop, it's worth the trip. The breakfast we had there of stuffed pancakes was so good the following day we went back for another perfect breakfast and bought some baked goods for a road trip to Palm Springs where good food is about as easy to come by as an expanse of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Huge menu and lots of great food! Very friendly staff. We ended up here several days in a row. Sit inside at the bar/counter... the guys inside are a good time!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came across Cora's by accident while staying at the Viceroy across the street. We decided to have breakfast outside the hotel and noticed the queue out side Cora's so thought it was worth a shot. A queue for food is always a good sign. If feels like a family run place which serves up good wholesome food. We were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is a long line/wait daily at this famous restaurant. We thought the food was very average, and not really worth a long wait. If you happen to go when there is a short wait, it might be worth a shot.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited this hidden gem whilst on honeymoon. The food was cooked perfectly & was good value for money. The staff were very welcoming with a very relaxed atmosphere. Weekend breakfast demands make it difficult to get a table and after our experience this proves as testiment to their success. Sorry we couldn't make it back before we left but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aspen, Colorado
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cora's Coffee Shoppe also viewed

 
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica, CA
 

Been to Cora's Coffee Shoppe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing