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Hidden House Coffee

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31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting San Juan Capistrano, Hidden House Coffee is a great place to relax. It's a quaint old building with many outdoor tables, right on Los Rios Street (the oldest in CA). My favorite is a latte and maybe a little treat to go along with it. It's a short walk from the train station and nestled among other old... More 

Thank Mary Anne W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't drink coffee and I love this place. Their mocha coffee is fantastic. Their baked goods are out of this world! I really can't think of anything that tastes better than their almond croissant. When they say it's the best in the world... that's the truth.

Thank Richard A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love starting my Saturday morning at Hidden House. The almond croissants are a must. Don't to buy a bag of beans for the week. Great food , coffee and atmosphere.

Thank Lovetoteach4
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here for the roasting as they roast in-house. Good selections from Africa and Central America. Service is so-so. Small indoor area but decent outside seating. Bathroom smelled like cat urine, ugh.

Thank Delicio
Boston, MA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

In a way not at all self-conscious, this place meets all the standards for genuine, independent, idiosyncratic coffee house. Their's is the best roast of coffee I've had outside of Melbourne; you coffee geeks will know what I'm talking about. This is serious coffee without any pretense. Keep it real, HH!

Thank dromos01
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Coffee is great, pastries and cookies were great. Almond croissant is amazing but you have to arrive early. Expect to wait in line and be patient. Do not expect staff to be friendly - they are strictly business but that's not why you are there anyway so it's cool.

Thank dfelt01
Dana Point, California
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223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a "Hidden" gem on the other side of the rail tracks. Great coffees , some good pastries etc. Can't beat the setting... It is very relaxing, peaceful and hits all the check-boxes for a great coffee house.

Thank PG13LA
Orange County, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a serious coffee house with a fun and friendly atmosphere. A bit on the hidden side, thus maybe the name. But you find it you will be hooked for sure. The coffee is great and the staff fun.

Thank Markimbrooks
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Grind their own beans, hand made pasteries, and a cozy atmosphere. No where else in San Juan, Dana Point or San Clemente that I know of. Don't be in a hurry, it is worth the wait.

Thank hotelscreen
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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388 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stopped by to enjoy an afternoon snack and coffee while waiting for our Amtrak train north. Although the counter was crowded and service rather slow we enjoyed the in-house fresh roasted coffee and housemade pastry. The delightful aromas draw you in. For a train buff like me, relaxing on the patio just a few feet from the BNSF tracks... More 

Thank Don H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Healthy
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-240-0200

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