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Urth Caffe

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2327 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2219
310-314-7040
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 248
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 11
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice cafe, nice ambiance, good food, overpriced

The food is consistently good, the cafe is brightly lit, lively, and somehow the people are beautiful too. It gets a bit crowded during popular times, but it's big enough that I haven't really ever had to wait long. Despite all that, it is overpriced even for Santa Monica which prevents me from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is consistently good, the cafe is brightly lit, lively, and somehow the people are beautiful too. It gets a bit crowded during popular times, but it's big enough that I haven't really ever had to wait long. Despite all that, it is overpriced even for Santa Monica which prevents me from giving it 5 stars. For example, a... More 

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Thank HollowTurtle
France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love their deserts sandwiches pumpkin pizza yum salads with sundries tomatoes and walnuts yum matche latte yum but the weird waiter less yum.

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Thank Ophélie D
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had several brekkies here, always reliable, great service, coffee excellent but green tea chai is the best!

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Thank SteveRH57
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was good but not exceptional - lots of drink options. I ordered poached eggs on a pesto base and really enjoyed this. Place gets busy from early in the morning

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Thank RodsieJ
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite part of Urth Caffe was definitely my japanese green tea latté, it was absolutely scrumptious with just the right amount of sweetness. Being a very popular and trendy spot at the moment, the restaurant was overflowing when we arrived. However, the staff must be used to that kind of chaos on a daily basis because they took our... More 

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Thank Nicola F
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People love this place and there is always a line to order your food. When we have friends visiting from out of town and take them here, they want to come back every day. They have lots of salads, sandwiches, breakfast dishes, desserts and beverages. They also have GF rolls for sandwiches which they make and are pretty good. It... More 

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Thank HappyTravelersJD
Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have tried several Urth Cafe locations and truly don't understand their popularity. Food is decent, but looks and tastes like it was just unwrapped from Costco. Drinks I've tried have ranged from not good to disgusting. Coffee drinks have a strange flavor. The last tea drink I ordered was so bad I abandoned it after a single sip. Desserts are... More 

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Thank Tommy T
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Urth Café is a Main Street Santa Monica institution. This is a rather large restaurant yet it has a somewhat intimate feel as the space is divided into many separate dining areas. During peak hours very busy.The food is good. The deserts excellent. A bit on the pricey side. A bit too noisy. If your new to the Main... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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400 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have a love/hate relationship with URTH Caffe. It's very 'trendy' ...I mean it's very 'EL-AY' but I like a place where you can just meet up for coffee and if you want a bit of food you can grab something. You have to stand in line to order and THERE ALWAYS is a line. Then you have to try... More 

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Thank AFoolForTravel
Waimea, Hawaii
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209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We love both the food and the coffee. It is important the ruth get your coffee just right or they make it again. My husband loves the baked goods I love the healthy options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2327 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2219
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-314-7040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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