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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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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Santa Monica, don't miss Cora's. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and helpful. We had a Saturday brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the salmon Benedict which was quite good.

Thank WRHouser
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to have breakfast. They have a nice area to sit outside which is pretty neat. The service was great and so was the food. The guacamole is one of the best i've ever had. The omelets are a must try !!! A little pricey but totally worth it !

1 Thank Esau R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a chance to enjoy breakfast and coffee on an early Saturday morning. Quaint little coffee shop with a covered patio / garden area with seating as well. I had the Huevos Rancheros, eggs over easy.....and it was a very nice meal. Their dish has a little bite to it, which was nice and the beans were soft and flavorful... More 

Thank Kevin A
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I look forward to eating at cora's when visiting santa Monica. eggs Benedict with smoked salmon is special. Lattes are alway fresh and smooth. In winter it can be a bit cool even with the outdoor heaters, so take a jacket.I will be back.

Thank martinray2016
Toronto Canada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality food, freshly prepared severed fast and friendly, mostly patio seating no ocean view but right on Ocean Avenue a 3 minute walk south from the Pier. TIps , There can sometimes be a line up but it moves fast..

Thank Canada9424
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sure you may have to queue a little but Cora's is a sweet little spot for breakfast or lunch. Good service, decent food and lovely outdoor area. The coffee is reasonable too.

Thank MrsWaterhouse
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time here. I came at 2 for a late brunch or lunch. Thankfully they were still serving breakfast. They had a number of specials written on the board and I asked the waiter which he recommended. I went with his recommendation of the poached eggs on bruschetta. It appeared as if someone shopped that morning at... More 

Thank Sherry S
Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Had to grab a bite to go prior to a tour. So we ordered the breakfast sandwich. What can I say but EXCELLENT!! In fact we enjoyed the sandwiches so much we all voted to eat there the next morning. Tip: they are on a first come first serve policy so the list gets longer as the morning progresses.

Thank sds898
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Cora was the place where to stop for a quick bite or for a longer break, any time during the day. Now all is lost, the ambiance is the same, the staff also, but the quality of the food has really gone down, the lovely jams with thick pieces of strawberry or orange are not there anymore, everything is more... More 

Thank Steffed
Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I always eat here for breakfast when I stay in Santa Monica. Everything is great from the huevos, pancakes, and specialty omelette. During the week could be short wait depending when you go. On the weekends go early.

1 Thank AtrainOH

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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