Cora's Coffee Shop

★★★★★
  • 1802 Ocean Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Map & Directions
  • 310-451-9562

About Cora's Coffee Shop

Hours
Tue - Sun, 7am - 3pm; Mon, closed

Food

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My husband and I went to Cora's for the second time for brunch this morning and the food was really excellent. We were seated in the outside patio which has about 10 tables and is really quaint.

My husband ordered the Tuna Melt and I had

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My husband and I went to Cora's for the second time for brunch this morning and the food was really excellent. We were seated in the outside patio which has about 10 tables and is really quaint.

My husband ordered the Tuna Melt and I had

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It is in a neighborhood with some hotels so there are a lot of tourists, which is very nice because there are so many different people to talk to. The coffee and baked goods are great.

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It is in a neighborhood with some hotels so there are a lot of tourists, which is very nice because there are so many different people to talk to. The coffee and baked goods are great.

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The wait was long, the service was so-so and the food was nothing spectacular. All that said, I liked the place. The menu was original. It has character and I really dug the outdoor patio seating. In their defense it was Saturday

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The wait was long, the service was so-so and the food was nothing spectacular. All that said, I liked the place. The menu was original. It has character and I really dug the outdoor patio seating. In their defense it was Saturday

Pros: Original menu, great space and outdoor seating

Cons: Long wait time during weekend brunch.

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The food was just ok, but the SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST service I've ever had in a restaurant. We were 2 couples plus a baby. We wrote our name on the sign-in list at 11:50am on Saturday, June 27, and waited over an hour to be

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The food was just ok, but the SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST service I've ever had in a restaurant. We were 2 couples plus a baby. We wrote our name on the sign-in list at 11:50am on Saturday, June 27, and waited over an hour to be

Pros: nice location and outdoor patio

Cons: POOR SERVICE, LONG WAIT, AVERAGE FOOD

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A friend wanted to try Cora's, so we went for a late breakfast. Unfortunately, the wait for a table was so long that we wanted lunch by the time we sat down, but I was grateful once I got my meal. The breakfast options looked amazing,

3
★★★★★

A friend wanted to try Cora's, so we went for a late breakfast. Unfortunately, the wait for a table was so long that we wanted lunch by the time we sat down, but I was grateful once I got my meal. The breakfast options looked amazing,

Pros: Excellent food, fresh ingredients, attentive service

Cons: Long wait for table

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Though this little spot is darling, and in a great location, we found the service to be severely lacking, and the food utterly forgettable. We were seated promptly, however, we sat there, ignored, for 20 solid minutes....luckily we'd

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★★★★★

Though this little spot is darling, and in a great location, we found the service to be severely lacking, and the food utterly forgettable. We were seated promptly, however, we sat there, ignored, for 20 solid minutes....luckily we'd

Pros: Adorable patio seating in a terrific location; strong, quality coffee

Cons: Lackluster service, lackluster food

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I?ve driven by Cora?s a bazillion times and always wanted to stop in but either had somewhere else to go, couldn?t find parking or was put off by the line-up out front. Sunday the boyfriend and I finally went and now I wish we had checked

3
★★★★★

I?ve driven by Cora?s a bazillion times and always wanted to stop in but either had somewhere else to go, couldn?t find parking or was put off by the line-up out front. Sunday the boyfriend and I finally went and now I wish we had checked

Pros: Food, cute patio

Cons: parking, might have to wait for a table

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Cute and charming spot in SM - try to grab a seat on the outdoor patio, because it's more cramped inside the cafe. Come early for a weekend breakfast, because there can be a wait for tables. Yes, the place is very small, but the food and

3
★★★★★

Cute and charming spot in SM - try to grab a seat on the outdoor patio, because it's more cramped inside the cafe. Come early for a weekend breakfast, because there can be a wait for tables. Yes, the place is very small, but the food and

Pros: Location close to beach & shopping, healthy food options, must try orange/blueberry pancakes

Cons: Limited parking, limited seating

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I think Cora's is adorable. Yes the tables are low and the patio is small but it has charm. I love sitting outside drinking coffee and sharing pancakes. The latte's are delish and the orange and blueberry pancakes are awesome. I also

3
★★★★★

I think Cora's is adorable. Yes the tables are low and the patio is small but it has charm. I love sitting outside drinking coffee and sharing pancakes. The latte's are delish and the orange and blueberry pancakes are awesome. I also

Pros: great coffee, food and service

Cons: tad over priced

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Cora's always has ridiculously long lines, for mediocre food. Just don't get it. I'd rather be at Fig Tree or Bread & Porridge.

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Cora's always has ridiculously long lines, for mediocre food. Just don't get it. I'd rather be at Fig Tree or Bread & Porridge.

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I've had just about every item on the Cora's menu - and have been very pleased every time. The omelet is outstanding, I dont know where they get there tomatoes but they are extremely good. The rigatoni w/ meat sauce is awesome. Even the

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★★★★★

I've had just about every item on the Cora's menu - and have been very pleased every time. The omelet is outstanding, I dont know where they get there tomatoes but they are extremely good. The rigatoni w/ meat sauce is awesome. Even the

Pros: Great Food

Cons: High Price

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After reading some reviews I thought I would give Cora's a try.
I was extremely disappointed.
I thought the space was quaint-a nice patio.
BUT-
The unfriendly service, the uncomfortable chairs and a menu that was just so-so I will not

3
★★★★★

After reading some reviews I thought I would give Cora's a try.
I was extremely disappointed.
I thought the space was quaint-a nice patio.
BUT-
The unfriendly service, the uncomfortable chairs and a menu that was just so-so I will not

Pros: Nice patio

Cons: Service Terrible, Food Expensive, Food not good

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Stopped in here for a coffee to go while on a walk along the beach. Was shocked to learn, once we were rung up, that the coffee (in a paper cup) was $2.75 a cup! It didn't taste like gold! No wonder they can afford the rent.

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★★★★★

Stopped in here for a coffee to go while on a walk along the beach. Was shocked to learn, once we were rung up, that the coffee (in a paper cup) was $2.75 a cup! It didn't taste like gold! No wonder they can afford the rent.

Pros: beachfront

Cons: over-priced

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i love Cora's on a sunny day, i don't love Cora's on a rainy day because there are only two tables for two and a small bar to sit at... and it gets a little crowded. But when its sunny, you are getting fantastic fare, at a reasonable

3
★★★★★

i love Cora's on a sunny day, i don't love Cora's on a rainy day because there are only two tables for two and a small bar to sit at... and it gets a little crowded. But when its sunny, you are getting fantastic fare, at a reasonable

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I decided to eat here spur of the moment one Saturday morning, and ended up being disappointed.

The service & staff was friendly & attentive, however the food, was another story. I ordered the "famous" orange pancakes with blueberries,

3
★★★★★

I decided to eat here spur of the moment one Saturday morning, and ended up being disappointed.

The service & staff was friendly & attentive, however the food, was another story. I ordered the "famous" orange pancakes with blueberries,

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Friendly Staff

Cons: Expensive, Not for a large group

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The friendly staff and cozy environment makes up for the mediocre and a bit pricey brunch. The best part of this place is that they will refill your illy coffee up to the brim and even give you a to-go cup if you're nice.

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★★★★★

The friendly staff and cozy environment makes up for the mediocre and a bit pricey brunch. The best part of this place is that they will refill your illy coffee up to the brim and even give you a to-go cup if you're nice.

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though i never went to the old cora's, i love the new. the food is great, the service is incredibly courteous, and the patio is a wonderful place to sit and linger over a leisurely breakfast. also, the prices (besides the obscenely

3
★★★★★

though i never went to the old cora's, i love the new. the food is great, the service is incredibly courteous, and the patio is a wonderful place to sit and linger over a leisurely breakfast. also, the prices (besides the obscenely

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10 respondents rate Cora's: one a 10, one a six, one a five, and seven a three - and yet the average user rating is a mysterious seven! Is Bruce Marder still feeding you people for free?

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10 respondents rate Cora's: one a 10, one a six, one a five, and seven a three - and yet the average user rating is a mysterious seven! Is Bruce Marder still feeding you people for free?

Pros: pros will feel at, home

Cons: cons will hate the, place

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I'm always glad to find a new spot for beach-side breakfast but Cora's is more cutesy than quality. The menu suggests fresh flavor with imported meats, cheeses and fresh herbs but falls short after leaving the kitchen. Anyone charging $5

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I'm always glad to find a new spot for beach-side breakfast but Cora's is more cutesy than quality. The menu suggests fresh flavor with imported meats, cheeses and fresh herbs but falls short after leaving the kitchen. Anyone charging $5

Pros: near the beach

Cons: overpriced, over hyped

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Sandwiched among Santa Monica's toniest hotels, this 1920s diner with a homey name was taken over by Bruce Marder, of restaurant Capo located next door. Now Cora's serves diner food with Italian inflections. Coffees are Illy, juices are…

 

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