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Cora's Coffee Shoppe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
+1 310-451-9562
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy breakfast spot with delicious gourmet breakfast options. I think they serve lunch too, but I came for breakfast with my family. The patio is quaint with several small tables and an overlying awning covered with beautiful flowers. The service is fast and the food is delectable for a quick breakfast spot. I had the salmon and mascarpone breakfast bagel... More 

Thank Michishellie
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed next door at the Seaview Hotel, and as this is close I gave it a try. Very good corn beef hash, very bad coffee. However in the 4 weeks I was in the USA I gave everyone a bad coffee rating, so don't take it personally Cora's! Next morning I asked for a custom eggs, avocado and jalapenos on... More 

Thank Mark R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best chicken burger and vege burger hubby and I have ever had on our recent trip to Santa Monica. Preety big statement! Delicious and v filling! My vege burger was not on the menu so it was a pleasant surprise when I queried if they did it:) Check the specials on the board too. Great setting along... More 

Thank DimpsB
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food to eat out or to go. Love the pasta there so much and chicken ceasar salad, might sound normal but taste very very very good.

Thank Thanchanok A
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Cora's Coffee Shoppe because it was a few doors down from the Marriott Le Marigot hotel on Ocean Avenue. There was a line waiting to get in, but it moved pretty quickly. We were seated in the adjoining covered sidewalk patio, and comfortable. We had pancakes, yogurt and fruit, coffee and hot chocolate. It was good and... More 

Thank lamontravel
Athens, Greece
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I heard great reviews for the place BUT when we went for breakfast ... well it did not live up to the expectations. First of all the choices were limited. All the recommended dishes by others were not available for breakfast although they were listed on a blackboard (presumably for the night before). Service was very very slow. We asked... More 

Thank avazacopoulos
Santa Monica, California
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had some buckwheat and blueberry pancakes with a little butter and maple syrup. Came fast and hot with two large pancakes that was perfect as I was quite hungry after my morning surf in Malibu. I was thirsty and with a glass of fresh orange juice it was a fine meal. I came in about 10:45am this morning ,... More 

Thank Tom R
New Zealand
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Little cosy cafe, very nice service, the food was very yammy. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ola_Cheshir
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Smoked Salmon Benedict, which is only served on the weekends was just as delicious as waiter advertised, yummy! Every dish that was marched by our table as we waited patiently on the cutest patio was yummier looking than the next. All the hype about this place is true, every bite was filling and satisfying. Our waiter was very descriptive... More 

Thank laurieSue
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

There was a bit of a line on the pavement when we arrived, but we wrote our name in the book and got a table outside within 20 minutes. They have all the classical breakfast options, as well as some more original variations. Everything was fresh, plentiful and delicious. Staff is attentive and helpful. I'll definitely be back here next... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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