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The Coffee Importers

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34531 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2909
+1 949-493-7773
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
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Boerne, United States
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This seems to be about three different shops. Stopped into one and asked for an espresso, they said it was down two doors. Looks like their wild success as what started off (I think) as an ice cream shop kept them growing and expanding! Nice atmosphere out on the patio next to the harbor! They did however seem slightly confused... More 

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Thank Jeremy G
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi there, Jeremy! I am happy you enjoyed the atmosphere. I am sorry that there seemed to be some confusion with your daughter's drink order. We have been training new employees for the summer months and it was likely just a mistake. Thank you for coming down and for the review! Hope to see you again soon! -Jim Miller, Owner More 

Trinity, Florida
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

You can enjoy your beverage of choice and sit on the patio and people watch. The self serve ordering and pick up allows you time to just sit back and count the boats moored in the harbor.

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1 Thank ParTcake
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoy the relaxing, calm setting of our restaurant. I am also happy that you don't mind that everything is self-serve. Hope to see you again soon! -Jim MIller More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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668 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

There are two parts to this cafe, I had only a coffee at what seemed to be the cafe part. Service was good, quick and had a good Bold Coffee. Slightly expensive but not surprising based upon the location in the marina. It provides a great place to stop and boat and people watch with an outside seating area. There... More 

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1 Thank TutinsPony
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for the review! I am sorry that you thought our prices were slightly expensive. It's difficult in this location to maintain low prices. On that note, our drip coffee drinks and teas are fairly inexpensive in comparison to other coffee shops. I am glad you enjoyed the environment! We get a lot of people who... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Coffee Importers have a few units at Dana Point harbour where you can get fabulous fresh and tasty sandwiches and snacks, delicious fresh coffee and a wonderful array of gelato ice cream. Highly recommended and always popular

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Thank The_Rochdalien
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. I am so happy you were able to enjoy the Deli, Espresso Bar and the Scoop Deck during your visits! We have recently expanded and I'm thrilled to hear you have had good experiences! Hope to see you again! -Jim Miller More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Before my daily walk in Dana Point Harbor, I have a cup of coffee at this establishment. I"m sorry or say that this place is dirtier and dirtier by the day. The few indoor tables available are almost always heavily soiled, as are the floor and seats. The furniture is quite rundown as well. Given the high volume of customers... More 

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Thank eup949
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, I really appreciate your input on this issue. Unfortunately, during the holiday weekend, we experienced a lot of rain, and the indoor seating served as seating for our entire restaurant. That being said, I have noticed that the indoor seating can become very dirty during the daytime when there is little time for my staff to go out... More 

Dana Point, California
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Looks like your standard harbor coffee shop but this is much more. There is good reason this place is always packed. Great food with lots of choices and great spot for people watching. This place is a gem

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Thank mark b
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi Mark! I really appreciate what you have said about our shop. Our space on the coffee side is limited, and during morning rushes can be cramped at times, but I am so happy you were able to still enjoy the scenery and food despite the crowd! Thank you very much for reviewing our business. Hope to see you for... More 

Redlands, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great place for picking up a drink and food before or after your walk/run in Dana Point Harbor. There is an extensive menu for this local spot The view is wonderful and pets are also allowed on the outdoor patio .

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Thank polobear99
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. We have dozens of regulars who stop by every morning for their morning cup of coffee before a jog! Glad you enjoy our coffee and menu choices. See you at the Harbor again soon! -Jim Miller More 

Wooster, Ohio
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

became favorite spot for brunch/lunch. food and smoothies were good. honey on a cloud (yogurt with lavender honey) was heavenly. very generous servings. nice place to enjoy weather, harbor and people/dog watching

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Thank jim w
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi, Jim! Thank you for your positive comments. I am pleased that you were satisfied with your order. We appreciate your business, and appreciate even more that you took the time to write us a review! Hope to see you back at our restaurant soon enough. Thank you, Jim Miller More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A great little coffee shop, the first we have found in the US that knows how to make a proper cup of tea! Great selection of ice creams too which my kids loved. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Thank tjfinch
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy that you had a positive experience with my staff, and that you enjoyed our tea and ice cream. Thank you again for visiting our shop, and we hope to see you again in the future! -Jim Miller More 

Surrey, Canada
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I am fussy about my coffee. The gentleman who made my cappuccino made it the best I ever had. The omelet bagel was also great!

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Thank smilinggrace
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi, I am thrilled to read your review! We train our baristas to make the drinks exactly as the customer wants them. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your cappuccino. I am also very happy that you enjoyed the bagel! We make each bagel sandwich with fresh bagels made every morning. See you down at the Harbor again soon!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34531 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-7773
Description
Set in Dana Point Harbor at the WATERS EDGE a perfect spot to relax and get a way.
We offer BREAKFAST & LUNCH ,SMOOTHIES, ORGANIC VEGGIE DRINKS, BAGELS
THE BEST ESPRESSO BAR IN DANA POINT HARBOR AND WE FEATURE LAPPETS HAWAIIAN SUPER PREMIUM ICE CREAM.

ITS THE COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE FOR DANA POINT

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