Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave. (Pacific Terr.) Send to Phone
310-451-9562 | Menu
Tiny, tony Italian-inflected diner with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews
Cora's Coffee Shoppe, Santa Monica, CA

Cora's Coffee Shoppe Restaurant Review

: Sandwiched among Santa Monica's toniest hotels, this 1920s diner with a homey name was taken over by Bruce Marder, of restaurant Capo located next door. Cora's serves diner food with Italian inflections. Coffees are Illy, juices are fresh, and ingredients are organic whenever appropriate. Breakfast favorites include orange pancakes and a burrata caprese omelet, while later in the day you might try polenta with Italian sausages, short rib tacos, Michel Blanchet smoked salmon, a Wagyu “kobe” style burger or a Caesar salad with truffle oil essence. Prices are a notch or two higher than you'd pay elsewhere (especially for drinks), but the indoor setting is fashionably old-fashioned, and you can easily ignore the parking lot behind the patio.

User Ratings & Reviews for Cora's Coffee Shoppe
Discover LA's best restaurants for Summer 2017
Best Restaurants in LA Right Now

From new restaurants to beloved classics, GAYOT has curated a list of the best restaurants in LA for Summer 2017.

Read more


Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.