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Alta Coffee & Roasting Co

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506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
+1 949-675-0233
06:00 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:30
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Laguna Beach, California
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402 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in for a bit of lunch. Had walked by Alta over the years but never gave it a try. It surely reminds me of Old Newport with no pretense. Located in the shipyard area of Newport. Nice people providing service and nice healthy food. Primary seating is outside in an unpretentious patio area.

Thank Byron R
Miami, Florida
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised to see this much depth from a coffee house. The food is homey, simple, informal, but really good. The coffee is excellent. The service was top notch. We were here for breakfast, ordered various things and found everything excellent. We'll be back on a weekend (the buckwheat pancakes had my mouth watering but are not served on weekdays) for... More 

Thank Rodolfo P
Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I stopped by thinking I would just be picking up a coffee and a pastry, but took the time to sit down when I caught a glimpse of their huge breakfast menu! This spot have a homey-vibe inside, as well as plenty of patio seating with heaters when it is a little cooler outside. The coffee was fantastic and so... More 

Thank decam12
Fountain Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I love Alta. The coffee is good, the tea is great, deserts never disappoint. I sometimes have soup, then I still have room for one of the sublime deserts. The atmosphere is what keeps me coming back to Alta. It is homey, friendly, and eclectic. A little something for everyone, and great people watching. Music and readings at night. I... More 

Thank CathyHatfield
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Ideal venue for early morning coffee, mid morning breakfast, afternoon lunch or dinner time good food and music. Small homely venue with inside and outside seating. Freshly baked goods and friendly family-type staff. All of their food is excellent quality and reasonably priced, and their coffee is great.

Thank Johnnette d
Provo, Utah
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes over to Alta. It's a little cafe that has been in business for 30 years. We had breakfast here and ordered a scramble and bueno bowl. The pastries are good. Sometimes there is a line. Good priced.

Thank Tracy Traveler P
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My nephew brought me here for a brunch on a busy Friday. The service was so prompt and efficient. We had wraps, one vegetarian and a chicken. Taco chips on side. The coffee is excellent and the chai latte so great that we ordered two to go after the meal. This is a very popular place for folks of all... More 

Thank Ali W
San Diego, California
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308 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

But the food could be hotter. On my recent visit, which was my second time here, I ordered the Zuni Stew which was almost lukewarm. Previously I tried the Albacore salad which was quite good. This is definitely a local hang out and has the friendly atmosphere that goes along with that. Not easy to get to by car and... More 

Thank 0591TimS
New York City, New York
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1,352 reviews
934 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Cool, well run coffee shop on a quiet street. This is a popular coffee spot for locals. It's a great place to grab a coffee and a decadent dessert. There is indoor seating and an inviting patio. The service is friendly and efficient. Great spot when you want a great coffee and a sweet.

Thank James S
Irvine, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Compared to the east, in SoCal, you do not really have very good coffee shops around. Alta is different though. It has a very chilling, relaxed and interesting environment. They have a few shelves with books. You can pick and take any book you want; you just need to leave one there for others. The coffee is great. There is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-0233

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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?