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“love the mocha, not the chocolate, pricey”

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open at 5 am daily, we offer the best gourmet coffee and tea selection in Avalon! Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino,Ice Blended Drinks, Smoothies, Pastries, Homemade Cookies and more! Avalon's only Fresh Fruit Fro-Yo Bar and Hot Breakfast served daily. Our closing hours vary daily between 8pm and 11pm seasonally.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“love the mocha, not the chocolate, pricey”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Not sure what the hoopla is all about. Being a big dessert person, I was really looking forward to their selection, but this place is pricey. Your average cookie is 2$ & 3.75 for a rice krispy treat!!!

I dont mind paying the price for some good stuff ,I have paid $$$ for some good choc. And I love dark choc. But the dark choc pistachio bark just didnt do it for me, the choc by itself was ok, a tad salty (which sometimes works),but it just wasnt worth it. BTW its 6$ for .25lb which is the min quantity you need to buy, I wish i couldve tasted it before buying it.

the Best thing that happened to us was the hot mocha which was divine. Its one of the best mocha's that we have ever had, just right touch of sweetness and creaminess and coconess.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank smartalec2009
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CatalinaCoffee C, Manager at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., responded to this review, September 26, 2013
We're so happy you enjoyed the mocha - your description was great!

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the dark chocolate pistachio bark as much - it is saltier than traditional chocolate as the pistrachios add some salt to the flavor.

Our goal is to provide the best possible product for the lowest possible price. We try to keep costs down as much as possible, however we do live on an island and all of our ingredients for our baked goods do have to get shipped over. We will continue to do our best to provide proper pricing for the size and value of our baked goods to the best of our ability while working with our shipping vendors and their costs and fuel surcharges.

We hope that you will consider trying some of our baked goods the next time you are in the shop.

Thank you again for your review.

The Staff of the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
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Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous little cafe with great baristas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I came here on a family vacation on a cruz and the lady who made my cafe mocha was adorable and made a beautiful little heart in my cup... it is sometimes my screensaver. She was able to give me a taste of some great coffee as well as the great hospitality that Catalina has to offer!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Crymsin_Blessing
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CatalinaCoffee C, Owner at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., responded to this review, November 7, 2013
We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us! We hope you will come back and see us again sometime soon.
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Tarzana, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is the best place to grab a quick bite early in the morning...the only place that is open really! Great if you want to grab the sunrise.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Amy E
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CatalinaCoffee C, Owner at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., responded to this review, November 7, 2013
We agree :-) Glad to get your day started just right!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Coffee House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Excellent coffee, the baristas were knowledgeable and competent. We would recommend this coffee house to all.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Pete S
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CatalinaCoffee C, Owner at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for the kind review!

We will pass on your compliments to our baristas. Thank you for choosing to visit us.

The Staff of the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
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Redlands, California
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“Yummy fresh-baked treats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We went here as part of our Taste of Catalina food tour and afterwards we went back for more treats! Everything we tried was delicious!

A delightful place where you can get a variety of flavors of coffee, teas, frozen yogurt with toppings, cookies, muffins, scones, brownies, rice crispy treats....!

During our food tour, we tried their dark chocolate and pistachio bark. We bought more after the tour (and they will ship!) We also tried their very appropriately named Best Ever Brownie and Best Ever Cinnamon Roll. Mmmmmm....!

The staff are very personable and helpful - this is a regular stop for locals.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SLPlovesPE42
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CatalinaCoffee C, Owner at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., responded to this review, September 26, 2013
We are so glad you stopped back in after the food tour!

The pistachio bark has been a hit since the Taste Around two years ago - we'll keep trying to present creative sweets.

We're so glad you enjoyed the shop - our goal is to cater to our visitors just as much as our residents. Thank you for taking the time to spend some time with us - we'll see you next time on the island!

The Staff of Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
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