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“Delicious food, efficient service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alta Coffee & Roasting Co

Alta Coffee & Roasting Co
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Altos, California
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious food, efficient service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

It was the day after Thanksgiving. We were in the area for a visit and discovered Alta Coffee. This turned out to be a good find. The cozy atmosphere is lively with chatter. We found the No Cell Phone please signs to be very refreshing!

The poached eggs were delicious and the strawberry jam tasted homemade! My friend enjoyed the eggs benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice! We both liked the coffee. We noticed that the service was very professional and efficient. They were quick to clear away dirty dishes and clean the tables.

In the evening, they had a wonderful bluegrass band playing. With a nice cup of coffee in hand, it was simply delightful to just hang out and enjoy the music!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Monkeyed
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
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249 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast in friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Busy with locals as early as 8am, this is a popular local hangout (not only) for breakfast. Food was very good, coffee - well, American; yet the setting and friendly atmoshere made up for it. I suppose the place must be packed in peak hours, yet from my brief visit I´d say there is a reason. At selected nights, there´s live music and open-mic.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Martinzz
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Newport Beach, California
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Stick with coffee when you visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This neighborhood favorite was the site of a recent meeting that happened to run over into the dinner hour. We decided to keep it light with bowls of the soup of the day, chicken vegetable. I specifically asked if it had pasta in it and was told no. No cutlery or napkins were offered and we had to request twice! The mango tea I ordered was served so strong (obviously the tea bag had been sitting in the cup for awhile before being served). Yeah, stick with morning coffee here. Be prepared for the "you are bothering me" attitude, however. Not sure where that comes from but the staff specializes in it. Don't expect a smile either.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kbranman
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Newport Beach, California
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“rude”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I don't need a putdown with my morning coffee by a barista. "Oh, you must be a Starbucks person. We don't call it a doppio." No, I'm not a Starbucks person and it is called a doppio in many places throughout the world. Worse yet was the drink itself; made from beans that were over roasted. May be a nice local hangout, but whoever roasted that batch certainly does not know their beans. If it is good coffee you want, head a couple of miles up the road to Kean. "Martin knows his beans"

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank surfotog
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Los Angeles, California
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Cute beachside cafe.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Alta Coffee is a great little spot to visit for breakfast, lunch or in the evening for coffee or tea. Sometimes I like popping in in the morning for a croissant and taking it to the beach. This is not a Starbucks at all. The cafe serves a full breakfast and lunch menu. In the evenings they will always have someone performing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tikkadog
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