Espresso Cielo

Coffee Shop
3101 Main St (Marine street), Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Hours:
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

Based on 98 votes

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    Buy Local Market
    If you want a really nice coffee, you can't beat Espresso Cielo.(10 Tips)
    Daniel
    Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop(3 Tips)
    Jonathan S.
    Very good coffee and almond croissants(2 Tips)
    Kristen B.
    Best iced coffee I've ever had(4 Tips)
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  • Toni B.

    Great lemon cake

    Toni B · March 11
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  • Daniel

    Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop

    Daniel · February 21
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  • K Jean

    Didn't try an espresso based drink so I do lament that but the drip was alright. Service and Ambience is just ok. I'm thinking it's a better takeaway spot then a place to stay and enjoy.

    K Jean · February 4
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  • Russell F.

    Baked goods from Hotcakes Bakes! Try a canelé and feel oh so francophilic.

    Russell F · January 30
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  • Mike Z.

    WiFi password still 'beans121'.

    Mike Zazaian · December 15, 2014
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  • Mike Z.

    Good little shop, rarely overcrowded, skilled and friendly baristas, pretty good beans from 49th Parallel.

    Mike Zazaian · December 15, 2014
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  • Christine W.

    Cozy atmosphere with baristas that sing Frozen. Wish I could hang here more!

    Christine Wu · November 27, 2014
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  • H. C.

    I don't know what the benefits of cold brewed tea are, but the liquid jade was refreshing on this 90° November day.

    H. Colbert · November 9, 2014
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  • H. C.

    Wifi is free and the password is currently ‘beans121’

    H. Colbert · November 9, 2014
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  • Zach

    My go to. Mocha is always phenomenal and exactly the sweetness I like. They have 49th parallel espresso here and a great set of outdoor seating.

    Zach · November 2, 2014
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  • Jared R.

    Ask about the Australians and learn something about coffee.

    Jared Ranere · September 2, 2014
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  • Jonathan S.

    Very good coffee and almond croissants

    Jonathan Salomon · August 1, 2014
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  • Arye B.

    Very nice barista helped me find something that would keep me up!

    Arye Berk · March 24, 2014
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  • Abdullah Salem A.

    I'm not really sure, but i didn't like the vanilla latte:)

    Abdullah Salem Al-Sabah · March 2, 2014
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  • Zach

    Let's talk about how this shop is one of the few places to serve 49th parallel coffee in LA. The mocha is my recommendation.

    Zach · October 19, 2013
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  • Lili K.

    Great iced latte! Not at all bitter, and ready quickly and with a smile. :-)

    Lili Koponen · March 7, 2013
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  • Antonio M.

    Amazing caffe late!

    Antonio Muñoz De Mesa · March 24, 2012
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  • Robert W.

    ask about the big a$$ clock on the wall... it's got great history!

    Robert Warren · March 11, 2012
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  • corinne g.

    Fantastic carrot cake!

    corinne gillespie · December 22, 2011
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  • Mikey K.

    Single origin pour over,every sip is worth it for us coffee geeks!

    Mikey Kilun · December 18, 2011
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  • Juan G b.

    the best coffee place in Santa Monica

    Juan G bethere · December 1, 2011
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  • Domenic V.

    Ice coffee!

    Domenic Venneri · November 28, 2011
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  • Kristen B.

    Best iced coffee I've ever had

    Kristen Brotemarkle · October 19, 2011
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  • Leanne M.

    Excellent but watch out for the snippy manager!

    Leanne McNeil · September 6, 2011
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  • Buy Local Market

    If you want a really nice coffee, you can't beat Espresso Cielo. They serve a very special (and rare) kind of coffee from Vancouver.

    Buy Local Market · August 10, 2011
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  • Leah J.

    Amazing tea selection too!!

    Leah Jane · August 2, 2011
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  • jantje b.

    They are very helpful if you need advice about the neighborhood... As are the clientel

    jantje b · July 20, 2011
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  • Ashley

    As much as I love the vibe and feel of this place, I wouldn't come if the coffee wasn't good. That being said, it's one of the most perfect cups of espresso I've ever had.

    Ashley · May 7, 2011
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  • Food & Wine

    This bright blue Santa Monica café uses beans from Vancouver's famed 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.

    Food & Wine · April 21, 2011
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  • LA Weekly

    1 of the "10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Coffee"! Read more

    LA Weekly · March 25, 2011
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  • Ben T.

    Best Iced Coffee EVER!

    Ben Tepfer · March 15, 2011
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  • Tomas B.

    Free wifi. Friendly staff and great coffee!

    Tomas Becklin · March 6, 2011
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  • Alisha J.

    Favorite spot to work in SM. Great location, it's fun to sit in the window & watch everything happening out on Main st. LOVE the velvet tea & almond crossont.

    Alisha Jenkins · July 16, 2010
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  • Adam K.

    Pastries to kill for! Almond croissants are awesome.

    Adam Kirkpatrick · June 18, 2010
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  • Lewis M.

    you need to try the Piccolo Latte Great coffee flavor and perfect amount of milk A great experience any time of the day

    Lewis Maler · April 20, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    Confirmed again today: the best cappuccino I've had in recent memory!

    Chris Blakely · April 15, 2010
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  • Jon C.

    Hands down, best coffee on the west side! Read more

    Jon Carlo · April 8, 2010
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  • Miffy E.

    Love the Latte. Coffee on the acid side, and sublimeness of your drink depends on who is the barista in charge that day.

    Miffy Eats · March 25, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    I overheard some foreign tourists say that the cappuccino here was the best they'd ever had in the USA!

    Chris Blakely · March 11, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    40 minutes of free parking (with validation) in the back of the building, on 2nd Street and Marine.

    Chris Blakely · March 3, 2010
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  • Andrew W.

    Earl Grey creme tea is fantastic

    Andrew Whelan · February 28, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    Seriously delicious cappuccino... And I lived in Italy! Free Wi-fi .

    Chris Blakely · February 23, 2010
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  • Dan M.

    Ugly decor. Great espresso.

    Dan M · February 7, 2010
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