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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
+1 310-260-8744
Today
06:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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Showing 33: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised that they don't have a bigger selection of snacks here, we got an iced coffee but the food on offer is minimal

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Thank worldwide002
Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stumble upon this place while enjoying the Santa Monica beach and pier, looking for a quick pick-me-up. The iced mochas were very good and a good value, and the hazelnut was like nothing I'd ever tasted before.

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Thank jsteel1
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Every coffee or tea is delicious, hot or cold. Prices are reasonable. I think they may have invented the Ice Blended. Not only do we order them when she visits, but my daughter makes me get the ice blended mix to take home. A spoonful in coffee is delicious.

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Thank Jasha S
Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Coffee Bean is good anywhere...always good brewed coffee and snacks. The staff were friendly and we were happy with the service

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Thank coolgranma69
Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Loved the Mocha ice-blended and the Pure Chocolate ice-blended on a hot day at the pier! We were visiting from Canada so we weren't sure what to expect but the service was fairly fast for such a busy place and there was plenty to choose from. Prices were reasonable.

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Thank Danielle B
Gold Coast
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My friend and I had a wonderful Iced Chocolate at this cafe after we were able to tell them what it was that we wanted. You have to ask for a blended type drink. Being from Australia it is just called an Iced Chocolate but in most places in the States it is a blended drink. It was very good... More 

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Oceanside, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

It's clean, however there is NO indoor seating! Plenty of outdoor seating with benches. Used to ride or walk there in early am and grab a latte. Nice friendly employees, good good and coffee.

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Thank L B
Burnie, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The service was efficient and friendly but most importantly the espresso coffee / cappachino was very good.

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Thank K103QYbarryc
Chandler, United States
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Stopped by as they were closing. They graciously allowed us and another young couple to enter and purchase our beverages. Kudos to them for going the extra effort!! Great Hot chocolate - Try it!!

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Thank Daniel B
Omaha, Nebraska
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great coffee and drinks. We loved the idea that they were open by 8:00AM so we could get our morning coffee and treats. It is conveniently located on the pier. There are outside tables so everyone can sit and have their morning cup of Joe!!

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Thank Nana196

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-8744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?