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Alta Coffee & Roasting Co

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506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
+1 949-675-0233
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:30
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Provo, Utah
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rode our bikes over to Alta. It's a little cafe that has been in business for 30 years. We had breakfast here and ordered a scramble and bueno bowl. The pastries are good. Sometimes there is a line. Good priced.

Thank Tracy Traveler P
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My nephew brought me here for a brunch on a busy Friday. The service was so prompt and efficient. We had wraps, one vegetarian and a chicken. Taco chips on side. The coffee is excellent and the chai latte so great that we ordered two to go after the meal. This is a very popular place for folks of all... More 

Thank Ali W
San Diego, California
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297 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

But the food could be hotter. On my recent visit, which was my second time here, I ordered the Zuni Stew which was almost lukewarm. Previously I tried the Albacore salad which was quite good. This is definitely a local hang out and has the friendly atmosphere that goes along with that. Not easy to get to by car and... More 

Thank 0591TimS
New York City, New York
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1,245 reviews
858 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Cool, well run coffee shop on a quiet street. This is a popular coffee spot for locals. It's a great place to grab a coffee and a decadent dessert. There is indoor seating and an inviting patio. The service is friendly and efficient. Great spot when you want a great coffee and a sweet.

Thank James S
Irvine, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Compared to the east, in SoCal, you do not really have very good coffee shops around. Alta is different though. It has a very chilling, relaxed and interesting environment. They have a few shelves with books. You can pick and take any book you want; you just need to leave one there for others. The coffee is great. There is... More 

Thank maziarrostamian
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've given this place a try several times because I am a local resident and want to support local business but each time I was quite disappointed. The food is average to below average and the prices are ridiculous. Nearly $4.00 for a dry scone. Are you kidding? Plus the service is never good. There are plenty of other coffee... More 

Thank marie b
Newport Beach, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Average coffee, great scones, terrible rules, terrible parking, meaner than snot. One more time I tried. One more time I left feeling like my very prescence was a bother. My hipster sons go here so I broke down and gave it another try. They told me it would be different. Maybe for them. They are sun kissed, cut, Eurasian gods,... More 

Thank Noelle C
Newport Beach
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

this is a small, quaint, coffee place with a complete menu to breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is casual, 1/2 outdoors, local spot

Thank wendolyn2014
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place great for relaxed breakfast Food and coffee very good waitress very gentle . I enjoy so much the French toast is better to seat outside in the patio, also free wifii

Thank carolinaBologna
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a very non-OC kind of place. Unique, genuine, good food and local flavor. We had amazing sandwiches (tuna melt, grilled veggie) and incredibly fresh salads. Even the basic garden salad was a treat. Fresh ingredients and a delicious homemade dill dressing. Great coffee drinks, too, and free refills on their delicious mango iced tea.

Thank PaulaLB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-0233

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