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“Dog friendly average coffee shop style food.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alpine Country Coffee Shop

Alpine Country Coffee Shop
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
California
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dog friendly average coffee shop style food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Sat outside with my dog. Service not special nor is the food. If your looking for a dog friendly place, it's an average choice. Had the pancake breakfast.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Big Bear City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Coffee Shop in the Mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

This little coffee shop was a huge surprise! The menu was extensive with a broad selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The service was diligent, friendly and courteous. The meal was tasty and satisfying. Will definitely go back for more!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Family Restaurant We have found”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great homemade soups, very reasonably priced, very diverse menu, with daily specials. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Legitimate Local and Friendly Spot for Breakfast - OK Food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

There aren’t too many brunch / breakfast options in Big Bear Lake - for that matter it’s a small town there aren’t too many of any kind of options - but you might find yourself thee anyway taking advantage of the lake, the alpine slide, the clean air etc. - which means you probably will need a decent place to put food in your mouth to start the day. The Alpine Country Coffee Shop will take care of that for you. We settled here on Easter Sunday after a small amount of research ruled out the giant pancakes at Grizzly Manner and the “German Specialities” (which we read as potato pancakes...) as both of those restaurants we’re closed.

I ordered an egg-white omelette with cheese and onions. It was the perfect size and they did the egg whites just right. (If you’re an egg white eater you know how easy it is to get an order of those cooked by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing so kudoes to the Alpine Country Coffee Shop for getting this right.

The hash browns though we’re a little undercooked and the biscuit which I had for the bread-side was also undercooked. That’s a step better than the fast food or chain diners who microwave their biscuits, but they advertise biscuits and gravy as a house specialty on their menu so would have been nice if that had been completely baked.

My wife had Huevos Rancheros with extra corn tortillas and she found it to be a good basic interpretation of the dish.

The coffee achieved the status of “drinkable.” Not the browned water that some places serve but not quite the bold and robust blends we prefer.

The staff was VERY friendly and the place had a very local feel - though not particularly nicely appointed it was cozy and a legitimate local dining experience. We’d probably try one of the other restaurants assuming we weren’t there on a national holiday, but if they weren’t an option, the Alpine Country Coffee Shop would do the job.

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  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great weekday special breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

For $4.99 we had a full breakfast on a Tuesday AM. This is a nice clean cozy place with a polite staff. The food was good and prices even better.

Visited July 2012
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Thank John G
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