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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
+1 310-451-9562
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second time here. I came at 2 for a late brunch or lunch. Thankfully they were still serving breakfast. They had a number of specials written on the board and I asked the waiter which he recommended. I went with his recommendation of the poached eggs on bruschetta. It appeared as if someone shopped that morning at... More 

Thank Sherry S
Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to grab a bite to go prior to a tour. So we ordered the breakfast sandwich. What can I say but EXCELLENT!! In fact we enjoyed the sandwiches so much we all voted to eat there the next morning. Tip: they are on a first come first serve policy so the list gets longer as the morning progresses.

Thank sds898
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cora was the place where to stop for a quick bite or for a longer break, any time during the day. Now all is lost, the ambiance is the same, the staff also, but the quality of the food has really gone down, the lovely jams with thick pieces of strawberry or orange are not there anymore, everything is more... More 

Thank Steffed
Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always eat here for breakfast when I stay in Santa Monica. Everything is great from the huevos, pancakes, and specialty omelette. During the week could be short wait depending when you go. On the weekends go early.

Thank AtrainOH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast 2 mornings in a row. The food and coffee were really good. We all had scrambled eggs one morning . The next morning I had pancakes which were delicious , a very big serving though. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The place was busy on both mornings that we went. Definitely would go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprising to enter the outdoor eating area with two VERY large dogs over 100 lbs each. One was a German Shepard. They didnt appear to be service dogs. Being highly allergic it was an unexpected problem. Food is always good but this was a major inconvenience. At least they were finishing up and didn't stay long. The food was... More 

Thank Coccindy
Los Altos, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The eggs are excellent, organic and fresh. You need to get there early before 10am if you want the corned beef hash. Excellent service.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Loews Hotel and asked them if they knew a good place close by for breakfast. Both people I asked said Cora's. We went. I started with a very large fresh orange juice and for my entrée the steak and eggs. Angus beef grass fed, organic eggs, who could ask for anything more. I surprisingly finish the... More 

Thank jeremy t
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Charming little coffee shop that tries very hard to please and succeeds with great coffee and great service from friendly people.

Thank Chris J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The fresh squeezed organic orange juice is delicious! The burrito was served with fresh strawberries, jicama, baby cucumber and melon. Other breakfast items passing by looked good, too! It is a bit pricey as another reviewer mentioned, but the location is convenient to the beach.

Thank catbluesky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-9562

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