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“Have your coffee, and watch the dolphins”
Review of Joe Momma's Coffee - CLOSED

Joe Momma's Coffee
Certificate of Excellence
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SAN JOSE
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3 reviews
“Have your coffee, and watch the dolphins”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Starbuck's eat your heart out.
Open early for those of us who can't as yet beat the early morning habit. Advantage is you can have your early morning coffee and watch the dolphins in the bay.
Really nice pastries. The (unfrosted) cinnamon rolls are very tasty without being overly sweet. The scones that we had were excellent. And the coffee was rich without the scorched taste. Plus, really close to an outstanding Inn.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Louis D
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English first
Carpinteria, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“How can a place so good be so bad?”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

To start off the coffee is great and service was polite and fun to talk to. So why do I use the word bad?

Well the owner can be a little rude, and when I say a little I mean a lot. We had bought coffees and food early in the morning and were now catching up on some studying when a man who announced himself as the owner told us we could not be loitering on his property.

I kindly explained we had bought food earlier but he would not listen. We just ended up leaving. My advise is to try it out and cross your fingers he isn't around.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Paul B
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cahotelguy, Owner at Joe Momma's Coffee, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
How can just few students ruin it for all rest ! We have only 24 seats ,unfortunately a small group students abuse not only our store but Avila restaurants, by ,bringing their own food,ordering pizza delivery,asking for hot water bringing own tea, making huge mess in bathroom,using drugs in bathroom, shoving two tables together and than camping out for hours ,while customers wait for tables to clear,put their muddy feet on chairs, table tops,
So if you are one of the above " poorly behaved children" ,we unfortunately have to be the mom or dad clearly you never had.and ask you to behave.
Most students are great but we are not a library,or study hall. Please if that's why you want to come
To beach ,go elsewhere ( but just alittle secret no one else in Avila wants that business either )
But if you do want great coffee, ocean views and staff that are passionate about coffee we your place .But if act like spoiled kid ,yes you will be asked to leave.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Coffee”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Need I say more? We stopped for a nice cup of coffee and a morning newspaper. This is the place. Sadly no wifi.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AKL61
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Seal Beach, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Central Coast!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Best coffee on the Central Coast....or maybe anywhere.
Friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff.
They know their coffee and how to make the best espressos,pulled to perfection. Latte art on every cup is perfection

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bundrum
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Divine scones!!”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Great coffee and amazing scones.
Cherry - Vanilla scone was the winner today!!
Good simple start of the day.
Highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Serbiene
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