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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

) #1 of 43 Coffee & Tea in Santa Monica #33 of 597 Places to Eat in Santa Monica $$ - $$$, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
+1 310-451-9562
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had Cora's breakfast sandwich. A ciabatta with eggs, bacon, cheese, tomato and lettuce. It was a big sandwich that was very tasty and made with good ingredients. We had a glass of organic orange juice with it, my wife thought it...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in one morning for breakfast. The breakfast was excellent and filling. Staff was average, nothing jumped out for quality of service. We had the Omelette of the day and was quite tasty. Cost is above average but given the location I guess acceptable.

Thank baddawgbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the orange pancakes with blueberries. Not rushed. Frittata was ok, a little dry. Nice presentation with Arugula salad and homemade toast. Cafe Au Lait was delish. Overall so glad we went.

Thank SpikerMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here 2 mornings. It was located next to our hotel. The food was very good. Kind of pricey, $70 dollars before tip for breakfast for 4 people. And I only had coffee,bagel and fruit, so yes little pricey for breakfast even for...More

Thank 94vegas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had brunch here with my Mom on a Saturday early afternoon. The service was OK, not particularly friendly. For the other stuff around Santa Monica I felt like my dish was definitely overpriced. I got an omelette which was served with one slice of...More

Thank LizWhite24
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are staying in the area and want to grab breakfast I would avoid dining at your property in lieu of eating here. Good food at 60% of the cost.

Thank matthewmV3026XW
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Used this a lot as it was close. Coffee could be stronger but bagels were awesome! Lovely sitting area with heaters under the vines...

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I found this place quite by accident as it doesn't look like much from the outside. I saw the huge line of people waiting for a table so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. The food was excellent...More

Thank Texas240
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This might not be a fair review. Since it is lent, they were out of several dishes that we tried to order. Since we stayed and ordered what they had, it was just ok.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Cora's Coffee Shoppe has excellent coffee and excellent service! I'll try the food next time! Cora's is the little shoppe with BIG personality.

Thank annhorvat
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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marisa m
lunch menu and is there inside seating that is warm and cozy
8 January 2016|
Response from FoodcoWest | Property representative |
The menu is available online which TA will not let me post here. We offer counter seating inside and seating in our enclosed and heated patio. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-9562
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