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“Great but CROWDED as hell” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Urth Caffe

Urth Caffe
Ranked #5 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Beverly Hills, California
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416 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 813 helpful votes
“Great but CROWDED as hell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

First of all, let me say this place is extraordinarily busy. I live a couple of blocks from the same café in Beverly Hills. The one in Beverly Hills always has a small little line but you could get through it in about 10 minutes or so. I thought the same thing for the one in Santa Monica, right? Wrong!

Firstly, the food is exactly the same and the coffees and teas are organic and delicious. The lines, oh my goodness. They stretched out about a block long. We ordered takeout, sat down with someone else's number to get a seat and just picked up takeout, which was a short 10 minute line to bring to our table. They will not allow you to sit there unless you have ordered already.

It is a wonderful place to meet people as I had a Facebook reunion there and the food was just amazing as always. If you are looking for a short line and a quick meal, avoid this place. Otherwise, you know I'm talking about good food and beverages! And the desserts? I should write another review for them they are so good!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Rolls Royce breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful breakfasts, wonderful coffee and freshly squeezed OJ. A bit picey but good value all the same. Don't go at weekends unless you want a long wait.

Visited August 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Spot for breakfast and true proper coffee!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great for breakfast and the coffee is real brewed coffee ( not the usual insipid stuff you get in the US) Great Brekkie and breakfast burrito

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service to Remember”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had dinner at Urth during a trip to Santa Monica last northern summer. It was very busy that night & since it was our first visit there, we didn't understand the ordering system. Efrem the manager that night was so helpful & friendly. He removed us from the queue, seated us outside on the terrace & took our order himself. The food was seriously wonderful but we will never forget the service & the kindness of all the staff to my family.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson
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“Delicious coffee no wi fi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

My son recommended it. Friendly service delicious food and coffee, no wi fi if you are interested in working there.

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