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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128
+1 310-260-8744
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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Oceanside, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It's located mid pier near the amusement park area. The takeout menu is kid and adult friendly with hot chocolate, snacks, salads, yogurt, bottled water, oatmeal, cold drinks, lattes, and coffee. They have some low calorie and healthy options. The outdoor seating is primarily benches & tables, some have umbrellas and there is designated accessible seating, and an oceanside bench... More 

Thank L B
Saudi Arabia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

their coffee latte is spectacular, my favorite is the hazelnut latte.. not a lot of places can pull it off as I like it, but they can so kudos. I recommend it and hope they open in my country.

Thank 810alia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Decent quality coffee but with tourist prices. Good location on the pier but if you're looking to sit there's no inside seating, only the benches on the pier, so it could be hard during busy times; much better for grabbing something to walk with.

Thank Caitlin P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I was surprised that they don't have a bigger selection of snacks here, we got an iced coffee but the food on offer is minimal

Thank worldwide002
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stumble upon this place while enjoying the Santa Monica beach and pier, looking for a quick pick-me-up. The iced mochas were very good and a good value, and the hazelnut was like nothing I'd ever tasted before.

Thank jsteel1
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Every coffee or tea is delicious, hot or cold. Prices are reasonable. I think they may have invented the Ice Blended. Not only do we order them when she visits, but my daughter makes me get the ice blended mix to take home. A spoonful in coffee is delicious.

Thank Jasha S
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Coffee Bean is good anywhere...always good brewed coffee and snacks. The staff were friendly and we were happy with the service

Thank coolgranma69
Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved the Mocha ice-blended and the Pure Chocolate ice-blended on a hot day at the pier! We were visiting from Canada so we weren't sure what to expect but the service was fairly fast for such a busy place and there was plenty to choose from. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Danielle B
Gold Coast
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My friend and I had a wonderful Iced Chocolate at this cafe after we were able to tell them what it was that we wanted. You have to ask for a blended type drink. Being from Australia it is just called an Iced Chocolate but in most places in the States it is a blended drink. It was very good... More 

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Oceanside, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

It's clean, however there is NO indoor seating! Plenty of outdoor seating with benches. Used to ride or walk there in early am and grab a latte. Nice friendly employees, good good and coffee.

Thank L B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-8744

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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?