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Funnel Mill Rare Coffee & Tea

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930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2788
310-393-1617
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It's not common (for me, at least) to come across a siphon coffee shop, but every cup of siphon brew that I've had comes out so clean and easy to drink - Funnel Mill is no exception. Talking on cell phones is heavily frowned upon (take your calls outside!), but the atmosphere isn't deathly silent - of course not with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

It may be independent, and it may serve coffee, and they may even not require tips, but that's not enough to overcome the significant shortcomings: 1. Awful decor: fluorescent lighting creates a dark, depressing atmosphere, coupled with absolutely no attention to decorating the space at all. 2. Slow: yes they have a unique brewing method. That would be cool IF... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's just coffee so I feel overly generous giving it 5 stars, but it is truly the best coffee I ever tasted. My pick was the iced chocolate truffle coffee, complete with coffee ice cubes so as not to dilute the flavor. It had a richness and depth I've never experienced in a coffee. The vibe was quiet, relaxing, well-lit,... More 

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Thank Aloha716
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Best Independent Coffee Shop ever!!! All organic, wide variety, made to order, extremely knowledgeable, perfect every time!

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Thank Jo L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

First of all, they do have a rule that you cannot use cellphones in here. So make sure that you are aware of that. The coffee is pricey but I think that it is worth it! I loved the taste of everything that we tried and the service was great as well.

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San Francisco, California
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197 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Saw great reviews, so drove by pick up coffee. Asked for recommendations got 2 different coffee. Waited few minutes so decided to get a raisin oatmeal cookie. Took a bite of coffee, it's hard too sweet had to toss wasted $3.25. Finally coffee came, took a sip tasted water down then took a sip of my bf tasted water down,... More 

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Pittsburgh
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have never given a rating of 5 for anything, ever. Besides being the best coffee one may ever have, it is the most expensive so do not go there half asleep on the way to work. The selection is quite impressive including Kopi luwak. I have never seen this served anywhere else. We split cups of the blue mountain... More 

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Thank J R
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Vanilla, vanilla. Best cafe in USA and ASIA. These folks are about the craft, chemistry, and physics of coffee making. Better than anywhere I have ever been.

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new york, NY
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I am so glad that I found this place. I've been searching for a good coffee house where I can enjoy my drinks and work at the same time, and this one wins the contest, hands-down. The place looks great, for one thing; a sunny, airy space in the front with a waterfall wall feels like a living room of... More 

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Kathmandu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Funnel Mill offers coffee tastings where they take the same bean and brew it in different ways. It is amazing how much you can learn here at this coffee house run by a man with a true passion for coffee. The couches are comfortable, too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2788
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-1617

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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