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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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Echo Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every now and then one is lucky enough to stumble upon a place that is so amazing that you are tentative about writing about. Selfish. However, Cora's is amazing the food is out of this world! Don't tell anyone.

Thank K L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is venerable for its breakfast offerings, but prepare for $45-$50+ for two persons. Coming from the Southwest, $14 pancakes gave us pause. However, the delicious breakfast sandwich I ordered was so large that it could easily have been split between us. Everything appeared to be very high qualify with large portions. The place is small, but there is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful place for lunch / brunch with a renowned burger and a famous rigatoni. Next to the mighty Capo restaurant

Thank Jeffrey M
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 !

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 

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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
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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