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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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Bloomington, Indiana
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small place provides tables outside in view of the marina. The quality of the food we had for lunch was excellent. It was very busy on a Saturday afternoon but we had friendly service and tasty food. I had a grilled vegetable panini that was delicious. I recommend it! After lunch we enjoyed walking around the many small shops... More 

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

Hi there! I am thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the quality of our food as well as the service. Saturday and Sunday are surely our busiest days, but I am happy you were still able to enjoy your visit! The Harbor is a wonderful place to spend a sunny weekend. Thank you for your review! -Jim Miller,... More 

san clemente, California, USA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

(Coffee side) Great place to sip a cappuccino and recharge the spirit while enjoying the view. Weekends are very busy (predictably). Still worth the wait in line if you can't go during the week.

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

Wow, thank you! It's always nice to read a "Best in Dana Point" review. We try our hardest maintain good quality beverages and food service as the years move forward. I am very glad that you enjoy our cappuccinos and the view. See you soon! -Jim Miller, Owner More 

Spring Lake, Michigan
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155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast sandwiches are huge and tasty. Breakfast bowl with chiles and sausage was a little different. Slow service.

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Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Hi there! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed our breakfast sandwiches. I apologize for the slow service. On occasion, especially during busier weekends, we experience a lot of foot traffic down at the harbor. We staff accordingly, but the food and beverages can only be made so quickly. Hope you are able to come visit again! Thank... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely way to start the day. Coffee was good as was the bagel & lox - however to get a latte & a bagel I had to stand in two separate lines. I don't know the history of this place and therefore don't know why there are two separate buildings. But it was a relaxing breakfast at the marina -... More 

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

Hi Judith! Thank you for your review. I do apologize about having to wait in two separate lines, but unfortunately, it works most conveniently to have our espresso bar/pastries/ice cream separate from the food and juice bar. We serve drip coffee, iced coffee, tea and iced tea at the Deli, but the specialty beverages are in the next building over.... More 

Dana Point, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes a long line but worth the wait. Lots of different juices and smoothies, great sandwiches, panini's wraps and bagels. Healthy fare and fun sitting at the harbor watching people and dogs stroll by.

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Thank Lydia747
Coffee I, Owner at The Coffee Importers, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you normally have a positive experience at our restaurant! I am sorry to admit that the line does get long at times, especially on the weekends. Thank you for sticking with us and enjoying our food and beverages! -Jim Miller, Owner More 

Rochester, New York
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious bagel with cream cheese and a coffee while I was coating from New York. It was beefy tasty and the setting at the marina was very pretty. I would go back again if I lived locally

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

We appreciate your kind words, Sharon! So happy you were able to stop in while you were in Orange County. -Jim Miller, Owner More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great salads and sandwiches today. friendly staff. Great views. sit outside and look at the boats while you eat!

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

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed our food and were pleased with the customer service you received. The atmosphere at the Dana Point Harbor is unbeatable. See you again soon! -Jim Miller, Owner More 

Boerne, United States
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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707 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 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 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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