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The Coffee Gallery

Cafe, International, Contemporary
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2029 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001-2444
+1 626-398-7917
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Today I took my nieces to see the make over of coffee Gallery.. This place looks great ! The coffee was wonderful and fresh ..the staff really helpful and friendly New Art will be shown on the freshly painted walls ....starting very soon ( I was told ) As local Altadena resident of 20 years Can't Waite to see how... More 

Thank Christine B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Not a huge selection. What we had was excellent, menu included pannanis, chillis and soup. Selection of baked desserts. Venue for music. The music venue and the coffee shop are under separate management. Reasonable prices. Parking was easy to find on the street.

Thank Louise D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

They usually have Hawaiian music with occasional top rated performers. Kimo West winner of the Na Hoku Hanoihano award, which is the Hawaiian version of Grammys. Great mellow slack key and Hawaiian sounds.

Thank mjhlee
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Comfy chairs, cool barrista looks like a older surfer. Art on the walls, music in the back. Reminds me of chill places in Santa Cruz. Nice cappuccino.

Thank Mr. B
Altadena CA, USA
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

A through-back to my 'hippy' days in San Francisco, this place is low-key, a community hangout, with good coffees and desserts. Check out the theatre schedule for evening entertainment

Thank mtd330
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Want to get some work done, catch-up on the latest local gossip, watch some local artist work or just have a comfy place to read the newspaper? This place is a lovely, funky meeting place for the locals. They have some nice small food items, decent coffee, good teas and a great homemade chili if you're hungry. And there is... More 

Thank ReiseB
Pasadena, CA
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is where the locals, whether urbane, mundane or profane, come to get their best local java and nosh, with local news, and philosophical/sports/political/literary/art discussions! And they also have nic art hanging, locally curated. AND sometimes music/songwriting and poetry (and ART!) workshops, too, independent of the world-famous Coffee Gallery Backstage there. It's comfy, with nice overstuffed chairs and sofas, Wi-Fi,... More 

Thank drfertig
Altadena, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Local hang for coffee and meetings during the day. The back room has really great acts, usually of the singer-songwriter variety. Despite their horrible website, it is worth checking out!

Thank NatAtHome
Tucson, AZ
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great independent coffee house. I visit it every time I come over from Tucson. Today I had a great quiche and piece of crumb cake. Friendly place. Local hangout. Just a dream of a place. You feel at home instantly. Live i5. Very good coffee too.

Thank AZGandalf
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

A funky homey coffee shop that feels like a community center. As a previous reviewer said it is fun to browse their bulletin board and see what is happening around town. The coffee is delicious, much better roasted than Starbucks, so that the flavor is not burned but extracted in a way that you can actually taste. And best of... More 

Thank TicaGirl2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2029 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001-2444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Altadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-398-7917

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?