Caffe Luxxe

★★★★☆
  • 925 Montana Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  • 310-394-2222

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Hours
Mon-Fri 6am-8pm Sat-Sun 6:30am-8pm

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I will drive out of my way for this place. I discovered it three weeks ago and have been back three times. There is something really special about their coffee, it's super European in flavor, they serve it to you with flair, and have unusual treats like real French macaroons and shortbread to go along with it. I recommend the lattes. At $4,they are expensive, but to me, really worth it. A huge step up from the chains.

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★★★★★

I will drive out of my way for this place. I discovered it three weeks ago and have been back three times. There is something really special about their coffee, it's super European in flavor, they serve it to you with flair, and have unusual treats like real French macaroons and shortbread to go along with it. I recommend the lattes. At $4,they are expensive, but to me, really worth it. A huge step up from the chains.

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Pulling espresso is a dying art. Caffe Luxxe still does it old school style and pulls each shot as if they just opened yesterday. Organic milk is lovingly steamed at exactly the right temperature to drink (I'm guessing 140 bc I used to be a barista). I watched the barista pour my latte art because I wanted to see if he would indulge me since I basically gushed at the cash register that I have been waiting for a very long time to go.

What did I get? A heart. I would have been more impressed if I didn't also get a heart from LGO down the street (I actually compared the pictures on my BB).

However, I do admit that this is a perfect latte because the espresso is smooth, the foam stands on a spoon, and it has that lovely bitter caramel taste you long for in a latte. Just make sure you guzzle is down because it didn't taste the same five minutes later.

Yeah, I'll go back but I'll just keep my expectations in check that I'm just another customer.

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★★★☆☆

Pulling espresso is a dying art. Caffe Luxxe still does it old school style and pulls each shot as if they just opened yesterday. Organic milk is lovingly steamed at exactly the right temperature to drink (I'm guessing 140 bc I used to be a barista). I watched the barista pour my latte art because I wanted to see if he would indulge me since I basically gushed at the cash register that I have been waiting for a very long time to go.

What did I get? A heart. I would have been more impressed if I didn't also get a heart from LGO down the street (I actually compared the pictures on my BB).

However, I do admit that this is a perfect latte because the espresso is smooth, the foam stands on a spoon, and it has that lovely bitter caramel taste you long for in a latte. Just make sure you guzzle is down because it didn't taste the same five minutes later.

Yeah, I'll go back but I'll just keep my expectations in check that I'm just another customer.

Pros: Mouthy temperature, latte art, & baristas' attitude

Cons: Baristas' "straight up, get off your damn phone" attitude

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This place is by far the best coffee you will ever have. I always buy their latte but they also serve drip coffee now. The cappaccinos are fantastic also. I drink so much of it that I actually go back for decaf so that I can taste the great coffee without being completely wired after my third drink.

INCREDIBLE!! LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE TOO!

I buy the beans every time I go and send them to my mom in Miami who cannot get enough!

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★★★★★

This place is by far the best coffee you will ever have. I always buy their latte but they also serve drip coffee now. The cappaccinos are fantastic also. I drink so much of it that I actually go back for decaf so that I can taste the great coffee without being completely wired after my third drink.

INCREDIBLE!! LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE TOO!

I buy the beans every time I go and send them to my mom in Miami who cannot get enough!

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Seriously the best coffee experience in the history of my mouth. The baristas are kinda big d-bags but its a small price to pay, other than the high price. I like to go in and order a Venti, or Grande drip, they don't like this. I just really recomend those yummy americanos.

2
★★★★☆

Seriously the best coffee experience in the history of my mouth. The baristas are kinda big d-bags but its a small price to pay, other than the high price. I like to go in and order a Venti, or Grande drip, they don't like this. I just really recomend those yummy americanos.

Pros: Best Coffee

Cons: Rubbing elbows with 40 year old pregnant women on montana who think its ok to still have babies

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This is a very toned down version of a fancy Euro-style cafe. They do the whole design in the coffe thing- and they totally charge you for it too. I expected my latte to have nice thick foam, but no, totally weak. I'd come back, but only if I had to.

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★★★☆☆

This is a very toned down version of a fancy Euro-style cafe. They do the whole design in the coffe thing- and they totally charge you for it too. I expected my latte to have nice thick foam, but no, totally weak. I'd come back, but only if I had to.

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A coffee shop that takes its coffee seriously, from the quality of the beans to the art of presentation, Caffe Luxxe is the antidote for serious Starbucks fatigue. With pastries from Breadbar, this inviting cafe makes its mark with upscale…

 

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