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“Gourmet Coffee and Treats but Average Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Caffe Luxxe

Caffe Luxxe
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Gourmet Coffee and Treats but Average Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

The baristas were friendly and attentive. This place offers many great looking pastries and Macaroons baked daily. You could smell the delicious treats from outside the store. They offered fresh squeezed orange juice. The drip coffee is great and the Americano was even better. You could tell that only high quality ingredients are used.

I just could not help but notice that they were not trying to differentiate themselves from other coffee shops. Although the coffee alone is worth the visit, the experience is average. I also visited the location on Montana Avenue and the service is not nearly as good as in the Brentwood location, this location should be avoided.

The shop was nicely decorated, clean and with regulars enjoying their coffee and newspaper. There was plenty of seating. Great morning sunlight due to the large windows. Small dogs are allowed inside the shop.

There is metered parking outside the shop and plenty more inside the shopping center.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“It does not live up to the marketing hype”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

I'm spoilt when it comes to drinking great coffee. Luxxe says it makes great coffee but frankly is just average. Not bad and not great.
The pastries aren't great.
I had a scone. Dry, flavourless and super crumbly.
I am looking forward to trying another place.
Won't go back to Luxxe. Overrated.

Visited May 2013
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Thank AL9999q
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Top Coffee in LA?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Perhaps so. You have to put cafe luxxe on the table when talking about one of the better coffee joints in LA or SM. Great single origin coffees, delicious pastries and the staff is on point and friendly.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Shane H
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
“A Fake Italian bar... in town”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I saw a negative review that says "Attitude with mediocre product. "..... Everything confirmed. Those guys don't know what Caffè Espresso mean.... never been to Italy ?

The flavor was horrible, I suggest to go to Rome or Naples to improve the quality.
Nice place for people snob, hungry producers and actresses looking for work to pay the mortgage. In addition to this there is nothing special.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sarah S
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Las Vegas
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Truly for fine espresso and coffee lovers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I'd been wanting to try the espresso here for quite a while. It was well worth the wait.

I'd say this cafe is for serious coffee and espresso lovers who are into the finer nuances of their coffee.

My espresso was thick, rich, complex and had a wonderful crema. They definitely set a new standard.

Great service, friendly staff and clean. Unlike a previous reviewer I found the restroom perfectly clean.

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