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Great Bear Coffee

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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Belgrade, Serbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and good coffee.staff is nice.free wifi is always a good thing :) prices are ok. I would regularly drink coffee here if possible :)

Thank Lugomir
Palo Alto, California
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with a friend for a cup of coffee. Charming place with friendly staff. They also had a good display of desserts but we didn't go there. Nice place to just veg out and enjoy your friendship

Thank Marcia K
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My wife "discovered" this the other day. She brought me some expresso beans. It turned into a very good cup. So I visited again this morning to have the barista make me one. It was just great. A perfect pull. Beans are roasted in house. We will go back. Too good not to.

Thank Surjoe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I had just finished a 50km / 30mi bicycle ride on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. New to Los Gatos, I was on the prowl for a coffee and a nibble. I saw the "Great Bear Coffee" sign across the road, did a u-turn as soon as I could, leaned my bike against the tree outside the shop, and went... More 

Thank Houston914
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482 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

You can just feel how homey and relaxing this place is when you enter the door. Real variety of people at the tables from moms to families to people at their computers. They serve small pastries and dishes such as quiche, soups, etc. Good coffee but their hot chocolate is excellent!

Thank pgrey
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

This is a local meet-and-greet hang out that has the best coffee in town. My husband and I were visiting our son over the Christmas holiday and had the pleasure of hanging out one Saturday morning. We struck up a friendly conversation with a gentleman sitting next to our table and had the best of times chatting and sipping fresh... More 

United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Perfect spot to perk up while shopping in downtown Los Gatos. Always friendly service and a good vibe.

Thank winewriter
Los Gatos, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love Great Bear. It's an internet cafe . I order a whole pot of tea for 3.00. They have a great variety. The coffee is great too.

Thank Laurie H
Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

One of my all time favorites. I used to drive from San Carlos just to have a morning espresso and pastry. Great spot to read the moring rag and watch the techies cruise through.

Thank Jack A
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

So the place is no frills. Staff not over friendly. Furniture looks like it was purchased from Goodwill. Deserts are sparse and look to be leftover from last week. With all that being said, the latte was delicious. First time I've seen an almond milk latte have a full head. Rich. Robust. Delicious.

Thank benjaminc796

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-395-8607

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