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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Santa Monica
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829 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1809
+1 310-576-0560
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Stopped here for coffees and sat outside watching the world go by whilst planning our day. Its an ok place for coffee and chat/meet up but we never eat here and see it synonymous with drinks only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I am an iced green tea lover. Whether it's cherry blossom or peach orchard, theirs is fantastic. Tastes great even without sweetener. And I don't like pre-sweetened teas. Also I don't know why, but I LOVE their ice! I always ask for extra cuz tea tends to melt the ice quickly, even when it's not just brewed.

Thank L T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've been this location over a 1000 times, as I go everyday. The good, is its large with a very comfortable outdoor area and fire pit (its on unless its a hot day) which allows ample choice to be seated. While there is tremendous staff turnover the employees are nice and friendly. The less then good---parking is often awful even... More 

Thank pandpCalifornia
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Even though this place is a typical chain, the outdoor patio and fire pit and the friendly baristas give it a comfortable neighbor vibe. There are tons of regulars, and if you stop by three or four times you'll definitely recognize some familiar faces. Coffee is standard for coffee bean, but they tend to have more food options than other... More 

Thank Ashley B
Santa Monica, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Just around the corner. Convenient to walk in. 5am-11pm open hours. Great selection of snacks/sandwiches on the go. Very friendly and customer oriented stuff.

Thank Katherine A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff. Good amount of seating out doors. Only drink espresso and with some of their liquid sugar ( not come across that in a cafe before !) I enjoyed some of the best coffee I have ever tasted every morning of our holiday with very fresh and tasty pastries. Loved this place.

Thank Jill H
Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We went here every day for our coffee and a bagel. One day our croissant was missed and the staff couldn't apologise enough. No big drama for us, Aussies are pretty laid back- we just got something else. But they couldn't do enough to make amends and even wanted to refund our money; we finally settled on a bottle of... More 

Thank Bellsie17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

I have been to coffee places from Maine to Washington to Texas and all over California. This is by far the best coffee I have ever drank. Their Vanilla latte's are the best

Thank RaiderRon H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

This Coffee Bean is great for locals. It's quieter than the one on 2nd Street and the Promenade and has great seating inside and outdoors.

Thank Marvin B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Yummy coffee on a great patio! Loved doing some work at this place, the wifi is a little slow due to so many people using it.

Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-576-0560

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

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