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19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
+1 408-395-8607
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Charming local coffee shop - if I lived close by, I know it would by my place to hang out, enjoy the great coffee and the people watching...... At my friend's suggestion, I got their famous Chocolate Coffee Cream (aka the CCC) and it was divine!! It's a cold option that is smooth, chocolatey and seriously tasty! They also have... More 

Thank FLGreekGirl
Monterey County, California
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is my jam! If I lived close to this place, I would be here every day. Great assortment of drinks, and freshly roasted coffee. Quirky atmosphere that reminds me of an old ice cream parlor. Prices seemed reasonable - and, this is Silicon Valley. Great place to hang and drink coffee. Also a great place to get some work... More 

Thank C-Note831
Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place and good coffee.staff is nice.free wifi is always a good thing :) prices are ok. I would regularly drink coffee here if possible :)

Thank Далибор М
Palo Alto, California
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386 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Came in with a friend for a cup of coffee. Charming place with friendly staff. They also had a good display of desserts but we didn't go there. Nice place to just veg out and enjoy your friendship

Thank Marcia K
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

My wife "discovered" this the other day. She brought me some expresso beans. It turned into a very good cup. So I visited again this morning to have the barista make me one. It was just great. A perfect pull. Beans are roasted in house. We will go back. Too good not to.

Thank Surjoe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I had just finished a 50km / 30mi bicycle ride on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. New to Los Gatos, I was on the prowl for a coffee and a nibble. I saw the "Great Bear Coffee" sign across the road, did a u-turn as soon as I could, leaned my bike against the tree outside the shop, and went... More 

Thank Houston914
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560 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

You can just feel how homey and relaxing this place is when you enter the door. Real variety of people at the tables from moms to families to people at their computers. They serve small pastries and dishes such as quiche, soups, etc. Good coffee but their hot chocolate is excellent!

Thank pglaw
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is a local meet-and-greet hang out that has the best coffee in town. My husband and I were visiting our son over the Christmas holiday and had the pleasure of hanging out one Saturday morning. We struck up a friendly conversation with a gentleman sitting next to our table and had the best of times chatting and sipping fresh... More 

United States
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Perfect spot to perk up while shopping in downtown Los Gatos. Always friendly service and a good vibe.

Thank winewriter
Los Gatos, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love Great Bear. It's an internet cafe . I order a whole pot of tea for 3.00. They have a great variety. The coffee is great too.

Thank Laurie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Frnt, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5963
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-395-8607

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?