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The best breakfast in town
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed October 15, 2022

We were walking around the bay shops in Newport and got hungry for breakfast. This place was open, so we thought we'd try it. We were so glad we found it. This was the best breakfast on our whole trip. The dark roast pour over...was bold and flavorful. The crab cakes florentine was so good with the eggs perfectly poached to order (medium well, most restaurants get it wrong, this place got it right). Hubby ordered the wild mushroom and spinach and added sausage to it. Amazing!!! Love this place!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant opened nice and early. We were the first in the door. The Food was fantastic! I had the Asparagus Omelet. My friend had the Veggie Omelet. The flavor was great for both Omelets! The coffee was amazing! The service was prompt, efficient and...friendly! I will definitely eat here again! Try it, you will love it too!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

I entered this establishment after participating on one of the lovely, local, whale watching excursions. Before we entered the front door, our group was ushered to an outside table that would fit us (quick service, good sign, right?). We came to the rapid realization that...the table was uneven and largely unsteady. The slightest amount of weight on the top caused it to tilt toward the individuals that were sitting on the side of the road. We had water spill multiple times (we had children in our group). As someone formerly employed as a waitress for five years, I tend to be very understanding when it comes to waitstaff behavior. Maybe it's been a long day, maybe they just left a crabby customer, perhaps their personal life is struggling... today I was appalled by the service. When our waiter approached he asked what we would like to drink, to which I (a woman) responded, "Just waters for us." He noticed that I had a Starbucks coffee and commented that I needed to throw it away because they have a strict policy. "Sir, even if I didn't have my coffee we still would be drinking water." He went on to impatiently and forcefully explain that this is their policy because of "Severe food poisoning issues in the past and people blaming it on us." Ok... another red flag. He prompted me again to "put my drink away." Where? We're sitting on gravel ground and my car was three blocks away. I am a mom to five kids- I'm not throwing away a perfectly good coffee to turn around and buy another one from their establishment. I did however tell him that I would be respectful of their policies and I would not drink my coffee while I sat at their table, and I stayed true to my word. He again asked what we wanted to drink and I insisted just water. Choosing to not accept my opinion, he disregarded me and looked to the two men at my table and ran through a list of drinks. They also told him no- repeatedly. He wouldn't accept their answer and railroaded them with drink suggestions over and over. No, just water. He continued to run through the list, pressing them to order drinks and to get rid of my coffee. NO. Just water. Finally the elder man at our table looked at the waiter and said, "Maybe I'll just drink her coffee now. Would that solve your problem?" and the waiter finally dropped the subject. We watched as one of the waitresses poured the drinks from the table into the flower pots. A bit tacky? Maybe, but also resourceful... I can see the benefit to this, but still found it odd. We ordered our food. Two orders of the kids macaroni and cheese ($8 per plate for Kraft Macaroni... literally), two children's cheeseburgers (frozen patties that were cooked until they were dry), and some yummy french fries (a positive, yay!). My husband ordered their "house" clam chowder and claimed that it tasted like the Iver's clam chowder from Costco with celery added in. Grandpa ordered the BLT and said it was good, and we had a few sporadic orders otherwise. Nothing that was overwhelmingly good or that I felt was worth what we paid. Upon his return to the table, the waiter told us the cost of the check without showing us the check. When we pressed to see the check *before paying* he did reluctantly show my husband the check on an electronic screen. He immediately began trying to distract my husband with personal stories and photos of the sunset. It worked. We were overcharged by $10 and we never received a paper copy to verify the numbers. I understand that these issues sound like small issues, they could have been if they happened quickly, but the waiter continued to press them all. His behavior was unacceptable and made us uncomfortable. If I knew of a different food establishment that could have rapidly solved my children's hunger we would have left, but alas, we are not locals, and my children's hungry bellies were more important than the adults' disdain for the service. All-in-all, I would not recommend this business to anyone. Their communication is forceful and unprofessional. Their food is cheap and store bought. Their tables are falling apart, and their food is overpriced. I understand that the food industry is a difficult market to be in, but as a customer, save yourself the energy and go somewhere that is a bit more professional.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

We stopped here for some coffee and had some of the best lattes ever. Noshed a bit as well. The manager/server on duty was excellent. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Don't miss this one, casual beach vive with generous breakfasts expertly prepared. My eggs were sublime, the omelette was top tier, the biscuit was fresh tender and delicious. Eat here.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

A wonderful little spot, set back from the main drag here which personally I liked. There hours are really good, and not often do you find a quaint local place with long hours. Small inside, but when it’s not crowded it’s nice. The menu is...expansive, with great coffee (and superfood lattes which I never heard of and wish I saw more of it was delicious). Great food, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Prices are reasonable and I have already bookmarked this place for my next trip here. Would definitely recommend, from a short stop for coffee or a sit down meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

This modest, family eatery is modest in appearance. I don't think there was more than 10 tables, maybe 4 that seated 2 guests. But the seafood my wife and I had overwhelmed us. My Seafood Pasta Puttanesca seemed to have as many pieces of seafood...as it did strands of spaghetti. My wife's steamed clams were tender and moist. We shared a bowl of clam chowder which tasted like clams instead of cream. Seemed to be family run except for the chef, but I may be wrong on that. A casual atmosphere with excellent food. The waiter said breakfast was their specialty. I can't wait to try it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

Lovely harbor side restaurant with a full breakfast and lunch menu. They have a full time barista and coffee was great. I had the chicken fried steak. Steak cooked perfect, good thick sausage gravy but the breading was too thick and all gravy stuck to...breading. Home fries good, eggs perfect. My wife’s omelette was great. Fluffy with fresh veggies. Bisquit was about average. Price was on the high end, many items were in the $16-18 range. Service was good, they got pretty full by 10am on a weekday.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

In a period of three years this is the 4th time I have eaten at the coffee house. Always a pleasant experience with great food served by real people.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

A desk person at The Inn at Otter Crest recommended this place as a favorite. We are glad we took his advice. The place is old, patched together but functional, clean and charming. The service we received from Joel, and the food, were excellent, and...we especially enjoyed our latte mugs. I had some of the best blueberry pancakes ever. Though down in the harbor, it is easy to get to and get back on the HWY. Will go again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

We went in for coffee and a sandwich. Sadly, we were never able to order food. I asked several people how to order food and literally everyone behind the counter threw their hands up and said “not me” with a laugh. It was not cute...like they seemed to think it was. I asked several times and nobody took a food order. I ordered two soy vanilla lattes. She used sugar free syrup. I told her that’s not what I ordered. She asked my sister if sugar free was ok for her because she “didn’t want to waste the drink”. The answer is no. Make what I ordered. 15 minutes later, we had our drinks. It was disorganized, claustrophobic and I felt that we were putting the staff off by asking for what we ordered. The girl that took the coffee order would not take the food order, nor did she point out who I could order from. All in all, this was a joke of an experience. I remember it being good food from years past, but that’s only if you’re lucky enough to them to even acknowledge that you want to order food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Had the Crab Cakes Florentine breakfast which was delicious. Had a delicious Mango Smoothie with it and it was so good that had to order another one to go!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Under the relatively new owners the quality of the food has gone from the previous owner's excellent home-style cooking to very low quality. The ingredients seem very cheap, the preparation and cooking are poor and the food is definitely over-priced for what it is. The...coffee was as disappointing as the rest of the meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021 via mobile

Bloody Mary was delicious, chicken wings had good flavor, but I prefer my wings crispy. Food was fresh and staff was pleasant.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

we came here on the advice of someone. I had a cobb salad and drink, $16.95 for the salad which as good but not for that price. About the size of a garden salad some where else. My sister had the clam chowder and one...had a salad with hers. the lettuce was slightly brown and not up to fresh. she said it was awful. Service was slow. over priced for what you get!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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I didn’t see dogs there and the outdoor seating is more like an enclosed porch. However, dogs are everywhere in this town. :)
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The Coffee House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5