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Un-Urban Cafe

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3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
310-315-0056
Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best coffee in Santa monica

Very quirky & bohemian place. Fantasic coffee for someone who can taste the difference. Good selection of cakes too

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2011
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Atascadero, California, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

UnUrban Café is a Santa Monica must! Many people think of SaMo in terms of 3rd Street Promenade, the Pier, Main Street, and Montana Avenue, but there is so much more to this fabulous city! The flip side of all that upscale consumer-friendly business is absolutely UnUrban: a masterpiece of kitsch and coffee, proudly jutting out on the corner of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Something different with quirky art work and books on display. Perception was it needed a bit of a springclean!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

When I dine in I like real coffee in real cups. If I choose to go to Starbucks I accept that I will get paper cups. The coffee at Un- Urban was too weak & with a polystyrene after taste. That place needs a big overhaul. Give it a miss ..

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Santa monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great coffee house they are really stepping it up the past six months. Lots of changes improvements, new food, toilet/sink, new window the place is more breeZy smells nicer. Have organic breakfast.. Other choices bunch of non gmo / organic snacks its an interesting place. Every night they have something ... Poettry open mike music ... Its... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great coffee, hip building (a bit run down, but I think that is part of the charm), interesting neighborhood. Seems to have an active (mostly female) community that meets there regularly (in a back room). Easy walk from Travelodge. Neat (but inconspicuous) French pastry shop nearby.

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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I always make this the first place I go when visiting Santa Monica from Montana, and lo and behold, the firend serving me had parents living not 2 miles from me! Wow great cup of coffee and a new friend, does life get much better?

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Ashfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

A local landmark that is an acquired taste, little more casual than I need first thing in the morning.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

I was in Santa Monica on a solo trip over June/July 2011 and was staying in the Travelodge just across the road and this place was a godsend! Good priced coffee, free wi-fi and always something "interesting" going on of an afternoon/evening! OK let's answer some of the critics. Yes, the place looks ramshackle; if you don't like that look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Very quirky & bohemian place. Fantasic coffee for someone who can taste the difference. Good selection of cakes too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

The Unurban is a neat-o little cafe with a great atmosphere and friendly people. Their tea is very yummy, and they have a good selection of sandwiches / soups / bakery stuffs. Lots of outlets for your laptop (free wifi) and comfy furniture; a great place to stop and relax.

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Additional Information about Un-Urban Cafe

Address: 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
Phone Number: 310-315-0056
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-315-0056

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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