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“I Just Don't Get This Place............” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Kean Coffee

Kean Coffee
2043 Westcliff Dr Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660
9496425326
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Ranked #94 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Kean Coffee is an independent coffee roaster/coffeehouse owned and operated by Martin and Karen Diedrich. Martin Diedrich founded Diedrich Coffee in 1984, which developed out of his father Carl Diedrich's coffee roasting business. Diedrich Coffee grew from it's roots as an Orange County favorite to become a rather large company, eventually going public and acquiring other coffee chains. In 2004 Martin parted ways with his company and founded Kean Coffee, named for his son, in order to return to his roots as a small, local, independent coffeehouse operator. With Kean Coffee, Martin and Karen have brought the focus back to quality and community, again roasting coffee in-house and elevating coffee to an art form. Kean Coffee is a true community gathering place.
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“I Just Don't Get This Place............”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have been there 6 times and each time the coffee/mocha is never hot, nor prepared as I requested and I dont think the barristas are humorous at all. Never Again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Good Coffee.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good coffee, but trying to get a cup is another story...over run with "Trendies". Take your coffee with or go to Starbucks down the street.

Visited September 2012
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Irvine, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Mayan Mocha!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

When Starbucks took over the world, I was afraid I would lose my Diedrich's Mayan Mocha. But Kean Coffee, which was Diedrich's before they sold to Starbucks, the home of the Mayan Mocha lives on.

Visited March 2013
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Earth
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“Very good cappuccino but no pastries or cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

They serve very good cappuccino, in a generous quantity, but the baked goods there were so unattractive that we didn't even want to taste them. You do have the good coffee, you do have the costumers ( the place was crowded ), why not selling them some good pastries and cakes with the good coffee? You don't have to bake them, buy them from a good bakery, but do something.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wamberal, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Coffee? Barista art? Artisan coffee roasters? yes.. yes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

What a find!!! without a doubt Kean Coffee Newport has the best coffee we've had in the US, exceeding our expectations!! For travellers from Australia and espresso loving countries this is the place to get your coffee fix. Thanks Kean Coffee!! you made our day, week or should I say weeks! Kean Coffee are artisan coffee roasters with all coffee freshly roasted in house, the fragrant aroma is a sensual delight! not to be missed!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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