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Hidden House Coffee

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31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
949-240-0200
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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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 1 week ago 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!

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Thank dromos01
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank dfelt01
Dana Point, California
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217 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

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Thank PG13LA
Orange County, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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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.

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Thank hotelscreen
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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365 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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 

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Thank Don H
Dana Point, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We could not get into our first choice restaurant so we decided to try the hidden house coffee. So grateful that we ate at this wonderful charming restaurant. For sure I will come back and agy and again the service was excellent the food delicious and the atmosphere outstanding. I had a salad which was fresh huge and delicious. My... More 

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Thank Travelergrandma
Dana Point, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Located in the historic Los Rios district of San Juan Capistrano across the tracks from the train station is an absolutely charming little coffee house. Starbucks this is not! It's old, it's quaint, and it is historic. It is truly a gem. The coffee is excellent and the bakery treats there are just as good. Sitting outside on the veranda... More 

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Thank Tom B
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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236 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Went here for coffee and pastry as I wondered around Los Rios on morning walk. The place had a line inside, so this must be good. The coffee and pastry were a delight.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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?