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Alta Coffee & Roasting Co

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506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared to the east, in SoCal, you do not really have very good coffee shops around. Alta is different though. It has a very chilling, relaxed and interesting environment. They have a few shelves with books. You can pick and take any book you want; you just need to leave one there for others. The coffee is great. There is... More 

Thank maziarrostamian
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I've given this place a try several times because I am a local resident and want to support local business but each time I was quite disappointed. The food is average to below average and the prices are ridiculous. Nearly $4.00 for a dry scone. Are you kidding? Plus the service is never good. There are plenty of other coffee... More 

Thank marie b
Newport Beach, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Average coffee, great scones, terrible rules, terrible parking, meaner than snot. One more time I tried. One more time I left feeling like my very prescence was a bother. My hipster sons go here so I broke down and gave it another try. They told me it would be different. Maybe for them. They are sun kissed, cut, Eurasian gods,... More 

Thank Noelle C
Newport Beach
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

this is a small, quaint, coffee place with a complete menu to breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is casual, 1/2 outdoors, local spot

Thank wendolyn2014
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place great for relaxed breakfast Food and coffee very good waitress very gentle . I enjoy so much the French toast is better to seat outside in the patio, also free wifii

Thank carolinaBologna
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a very non-OC kind of place. Unique, genuine, good food and local flavor. We had amazing sandwiches (tuna melt, grilled veggie) and incredibly fresh salads. Even the basic garden salad was a treat. Fresh ingredients and a delicious homemade dill dressing. Great coffee drinks, too, and free refills on their delicious mango iced tea.

Thank PaulaLB
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great Local Breakfast Stop for Fresh, Large Breakfast Portions! Check out the Breakfast Burrito - it will make you want to go back the next day!! Friendly Staff and great californian style ambiance!

Thank monika p
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food for sit down or pastries. Small and quaint. Service good. Looks like they cater mostly to locals.

Thank Diana M
Newport Beach, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Alta is my favorite local coffee house and weekend breakfast place. The omelets are amazing, the sunrise sandwich is another of my favorites but with crunchy bacon instead of ham. The lattes are an addictive daily craving. The ambiance is raw and casual, fun and eclectic. Good outdoor seating but it gets very crowded and the wait can be long.... More 

Thank ZiaHansen
Pismo Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

The was our favorite coffee shop back in the 90's when we lived on the peninsula, and we were thrilled to find it still in business some 20 years later; it is still hip and happening. The breakfast burritos are great. We recommend that you rent a bike, cruse around, and discover great places like this.

Thank Geologist_from_CA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-675-0233

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