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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Ocean Park
0.5 km from Santa Monica State Beach
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great local spot for morning coffee, breakfast, food through out the day. Worth the short walk from any hotel on Ocean Ave

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

Great breakfast on a rainy morning in Santa Monica. The tomato bruschetta with poached eggs was fantastic. So were the french toast & poached eggs. The cappuccino was also very good. Ambiance was charming and there were many mexican dishes as well. Visit Cora’s Coffee...Shop for breakfast & you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Rain or shine this is "D" place to be. There is NO BETTER marmalade on this side of the globe then here . Casual local restaurant across the street from famous Viceroy Hotel has been a staple of Santa Monica for decades ..causal , welcoming...and superb food for tourists , locals and the celebrities ..beach just short walk away .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Very nice friendly breakfast joint , excellent setting and the staff are brilliant, me and daughter had the French toast and eggs , make sure you ask for the jam pots , the home made Berry is beautiful

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023 via mobile

166 dollars for 4 breakfasts by the side of the road under a pergola…!!! Impossible… Might as well go to the hôtel fairmont or hôtel shutters on the beach … and the icing on the cake when you return from your holidays… this gentleman automatically...gave himself a 20% tip…! 198 dollars for 4 breakfasts with coffee and orange juice, a record and all with a smile…More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023

Great breakfast, staff were friendly. Quaint atmosphere inside. They have a nice patio, however they're on a busy street, so the patio is noisy.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2022

I've been here a few times - service is usually quick, not a lot of ambience or frills. Prices are expensive but the food in general has been good. Overall it's a decent spot for brunch but not a place I would go out of...my way for.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

I have driven past many times and seen people waiting outside for a table so decided it was time I should visit. It’s a small space with a bit of a rundown vibe but the menu has a wide selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch...items with a Mexican slant. The background music is very much Mexican. Having waited for a table which felt unnecessary because there were plenty free, service was very slow from taking the order to the food appearing. I tried the Turkish breakfast and coffee for something different. It was certainly Turkish and OK but nothing special and I would say expensive for what it was.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

Ordered to take out coffees 1x Latte and 1 x cappuccino - They charged us $15 ! We did not realise until we left cafe - not a good experience. Just sad to be honest.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

This cafe/coffee shop has been on our bucket list for several years now. We missed it during our last visit before the pandemic. Since L.A. County had settled down with the virus, we decided to spend a California staycation in L.A. and Santa Monica. We...made our reservations in advance to guarantee our visit. We were not disappointed. Actually, it's the perfect spot for a great breakfast and charming interior. It's been there for a while and the same owners run the more known and famous Capo Restaurant right next door. It's small, intimate, and right along the sidewalk.It's a short walk off the beach if you're staying nearby (which we were). It has a very nice selection of breakfast items so we had to be selective with our choices. I ordered their blueberry pancakes (huge and oh so good), along with side order of home fry potatoes (equally delicious). My wife ordered the egg white frittata. Of course, we also had their house coffee. Everything was fresh, ample portions, and so good. The prices were also quite reasonable. We definitely would return again and again. It's so cute and will remind you of a cantina for sure.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Great Latin American breakfast. Gourmet selection of Mexican/American cuisine with traditional selections like pozole and chorizo. Fresh squeezed juice is refreshing. Breakfast burrito is big enough to share and comes with a fresh cucumber and melon salad.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

There were several things that I really liked about Cora's Coffee Shoppe. The fact that it is in Santa Monica not far from the beach is a real plus. The covered patio dining area was nice also. Now...what I didn't like. Service was HORRIBLE!!!! We...had to ask for coffee 3 different times to get it. They took the orders of people who were seated after us before they took our order. When they finally did take our order they forgot to put the order in. When we finally got our food people who were seated at the same time as us not only had their food, but had finished eating! Then, my food was undercooked and so we had to send it back. Their solution? A very "tough luck" attitude. All of this added to the fact that the food was unbelievably expensive...even for Santa Monica. If you are going to charge that much, you have to give better service to make it worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Frittata, chicken club sandwich, a couple of cappuccinos--nice lunch indeed. Stop in and be treated well and feted as well.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

I found this place by accident. It turned out to be an awesome restaurant. The first time, I sat out side with 2 colleagues. After that we discover that sitting inside is even better! Anything you ask is delicious. From the eggs Benedict to the...incredible Orange juice pancake with berries.... Seen the great chefs making everything from scratch, AMAZING!! The service is also great, top! Make sure to sing up, to get a table. Yes, there is a waiting time, but if is good you have to wait. The only thing I wish they could change is the closing time.... 3:00 PMMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

My wife and I were staying nearby and ventured down the road for breakfast. Glad we did. The breakfast choices are so tasty and are the ultimate comfort food. The prices are a little steep and I was bummed that they did not provide refills...for the coffee. Burrata omelette was so yummy. Overall good experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CORA'S COFFEE SHOPPE, Santa Monica - Santa Monica - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Cora's Coffee Shoppe offers takeaway services.

Cora's Coffee Shoppe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4