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34531 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2909
+1 949-493-7773
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Coffee Importers have a few units at Dana Point harbour where you can get fabulous fresh and tasty sandwiches and snacks, delicious fresh coffee and a wonderful array of gelato ice cream. Highly recommended and always popular

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Thank The_Rochdalien
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. I am so happy you were able to enjoy the Deli, Espresso Bar and the Scoop Deck during your visits! We have recently expanded and I'm thrilled to hear you have had good experiences! Hope to see you again! -Jim Miller More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before my daily walk in Dana Point Harbor, I have a cup of coffee at this establishment. I"m sorry or say that this place is dirtier and dirtier by the day. The few indoor tables available are almost always heavily soiled, as are the floor and seats. The furniture is quite rundown as well. Given the high volume of customers... More 

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Thank eup949
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, I really appreciate your input on this issue. Unfortunately, during the holiday weekend, we experienced a lot of rain, and the indoor seating served as seating for our entire restaurant. That being said, I have noticed that the indoor seating can become very dirty during the daytime when there is little time for my staff to go out... More 

Dana Point, California
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Looks like your standard harbor coffee shop but this is much more. There is good reason this place is always packed. Great food with lots of choices and great spot for people watching. This place is a gem

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Thank mark b
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi Mark! I really appreciate what you have said about our shop. Our space on the coffee side is limited, and during morning rushes can be cramped at times, but I am so happy you were able to still enjoy the scenery and food despite the crowd! Thank you very much for reviewing our business. Hope to see you for... More 

Redlands, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great place for picking up a drink and food before or after your walk/run in Dana Point Harbor. There is an extensive menu for this local spot The view is wonderful and pets are also allowed on the outdoor patio .

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Thank polobear99
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. We have dozens of regulars who stop by every morning for their morning cup of coffee before a jog! Glad you enjoy our coffee and menu choices. See you at the Harbor again soon! -Jim Miller More 

Wooster, Ohio
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

became favorite spot for brunch/lunch. food and smoothies were good. honey on a cloud (yogurt with lavender honey) was heavenly. very generous servings. nice place to enjoy weather, harbor and people/dog watching

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Thank jim w
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi, Jim! Thank you for your positive comments. I am pleased that you were satisfied with your order. We appreciate your business, and appreciate even more that you took the time to write us a review! Hope to see you back at our restaurant soon enough. Thank you, Jim Miller More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A great little coffee shop, the first we have found in the US that knows how to make a proper cup of tea! Great selection of ice creams too which my kids loved. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Thank tjfinch
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy that you had a positive experience with my staff, and that you enjoyed our tea and ice cream. Thank you again for visiting our shop, and we hope to see you again in the future! -Jim Miller More 

Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I am fussy about my coffee. The gentleman who made my cappuccino made it the best I ever had. The omelet bagel was also great!

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Thank smilinggrace
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi, I am thrilled to read your review! We train our baristas to make the drinks exactly as the customer wants them. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your cappuccino. I am also very happy that you enjoyed the bagel! We make each bagel sandwich with fresh bagels made every morning. See you down at the Harbor again soon!... More 

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720 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Pretty hard to not succeed when you have a location like this, but it could be so much better. The bagels are great, and the employees are wonderful. The coffee is just OK, but unfortunately I can't believe they can't keep the trash and dirt off the floor when they open. OMG, with all the money they make why can't... More 

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Thank yogiacomo
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi there, I am so sorry that you were not pleased with our restaurant. However, I would like to point out that we are currently undergoing a remodel. The Deli side, or the Bagel and Smoothie side, is currently being expanded. I hope to open it up in the near future, but the remodel does cause us to have more... More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great Mocha coffee, great lunch sandwichs and wraps and wonderful location on the Harbour. A must visit when in D.P.

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Thank geneg855
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I always love hearing that customers are consistently pleased with their orders over time. I hope that you visit many more times in the near future! -Jim Miller More 

Dana Point,
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice place to relax and have a cup of coffee and enjoy either a bagel, sweet, ice cream, etc. Good views for people watching and boating

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Thank johnsanDanaPoint_
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm happy that you appreciate our restaurant. We hope that you come down and enjoy a coffee and a bagel in the near future! -Jim Miller More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34531 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-7773
Description
Set in Dana Point Harbor at the WATERS EDGE a perfect spot to relax and get a way.
We offer BREAKFAST & LUNCH ,SMOOTHIES, ORGANIC VEGGIE DRINKS, BAGELS
THE BEST ESPRESSO BAR IN DANA POINT HARBOR AND WE FEATURE LAPPETS HAWAIIAN SUPER PREMIUM ICE CREAM.

ITS THE COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE FOR DANA POINT

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