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Espresso Cielo

Coffee Shop$$$$
Ocean Park, Santa Monica
  • Dan M.
    "Great espresso."(14 Tips)
    Food & Wine
    "famed 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters."(2 Tips)
    Jonathan S.
    "Very good coffee and almond croissants"(2 Tips)
    "Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop"(4 Tips)
48 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • tea
  • casual
  • almond croissants
  • wifi
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  • Alvaro P.
    Great iced coffee & service! Drink half of it, then ask for more ice & add almond milk: it's like a free one. Free wifi also. Bathroom needs key. Parking around is not that hard at noon.
  • Josef C.
    Very good coffe! They realy know how to make a good one!
  • Megan G.
    Megan GuerraApril 19
    Best coffee on the westside. Unparalleled care in preparation. They serve 49th Parallel espresso which is robust & sweet. Cute spot for a coffee date too.
  • Kenneth
    KennethMarch 14
    Tasty traditional coffee close to Venice Beach. Escape the crowds and crazy characters here for a while and enjoy the afternoon sun. Worth the short walk!
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MunsonAugust 6, 2015
    A block from the ocean. Very good coffee. Clean; very friendly service. Reasonable prices.
  • Toni B.
    Toni BMarch 11, 2015
    Great lemon cake
  • Daniel
    DanielFebruary 21, 2015
    Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop
  • K J
    K JFebruary 4, 2015
    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.
  • Russell F.
    Russell FJanuary 30, 2015
    Baked goods from Hotcakes Bakes! Try a canelé and feel oh so francophilic.
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZazaianDecember 15, 2014
    WiFi password still 'beans121'.
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZazaianDecember 15, 2014
    Good little shop, rarely overcrowded, skilled and friendly baristas, pretty good beans from 49th Parallel.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuNovember 27, 2014
    Cozy atmosphere with baristas that sing Frozen. Wish I could hang here more!
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)November 9, 2014
    I don't know what the benefits of cold brewed tea are, but the liquid jade was refreshing on this 90° November day.
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)November 9, 2014
    Wifi is free and the password is currently ‘beans121’
  • Zach
    ZachNovember 2, 2014
    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.
  • Jared R.
    Jared RanereSeptember 2, 2014
    Ask about the Australians and learn something about coffee.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SalomonAugust 1, 2014
    Very good coffee and almond croissants
  • Arye B.
    Arye BerkMarch 24, 2014
    Very nice barista helped me find something that would keep me up!
  • Abdullah Salem A.
    I'm not really sure, but i didn't like the vanilla latte:)
  • Zach
    ZachOctober 19, 2013
    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.
  • Lili K.
    Lili KoponenMarch 7, 2013
    Great iced latte! Not at all bitter, and ready quickly and with a smile. :-)
  • Antonio M.
    Amazing caffe late!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WarrenMarch 11, 2012
    ask about the big a$$ clock on the wall... it's got great history!
  • corinne g.
    corinne gillespieDecember 22, 2011
    Fantastic carrot cake!
  • Mikey K.
    Mikey KilunDecember 18, 2011
    Single origin pour over,every sip is worth it for us coffee geeks!
  • Juan G b.
    Juan G bethereDecember 1, 2011
    the best coffee place in Santa Monica
  • Domenic V.
    Domenic VenneriNovember 28, 2011
    Ice coffee!
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BrotemarkleOctober 19, 2011
    Best iced coffee I've ever had
  • Leanne M.
    Leanne McNeilSeptember 6, 2011
    Excellent but watch out for the snippy manager!
  • Buy Local Market
    Buy Local MarketAugust 10, 2011
    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.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JaneAugust 2, 2011
    Amazing tea selection too!!
  • jantje b.
    jantje bJuly 20, 2011
    They are very helpful if you need advice about the neighborhood... As are the clientel
  • Ashley
    AshleyMay 7, 2011
    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.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 21, 2011
    This bright blue Santa Monica café uses beans from Vancouver's famed 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 25, 2011
    1 of the "10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Coffee"! Read more
  • Ben T.
    Ben TepferMarch 15, 2011
    Best Iced Coffee EVER!
  • Tomas B.
    Tomas BecklinMarch 6, 2011
    Free wifi. Friendly staff and great coffee!
  • Alisha J.
    Alisha JenkinsJuly 16, 2010
    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.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KirkpatrickJune 18, 2010
    Pastries to kill for! Almond croissants are awesome.
  • Lewis M.
    Lewis MalerApril 20, 2010
    you need to try the Piccolo Latte Great coffee flavor and perfect amount of milk A great experience any time of the day
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakelyApril 15, 2010
    Confirmed again today: the best cappuccino I've had in recent memory!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CarloApril 8, 2010
    Hands down, best coffee on the west side! Read more
  • Miffy E.
    Miffy EatsMarch 25, 2010
    Love the Latte. Coffee on the acid side, and sublimeness of your drink depends on who is the barista in charge that day.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakelyMarch 11, 2010
    I overheard some foreign tourists say that the cappuccino here was the best they'd ever had in the USA!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakelyMarch 3, 2010
    40 minutes of free parking (with validation) in the back of the building, on 2nd Street and Marine.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhelanFebruary 28, 2010
    Earl Grey creme tea is fantastic
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakelyFebruary 23, 2010
    Seriously delicious cappuccino... And I lived in Italy! Free Wi-fi .
  • Dan M.
    Dan MFebruary 7, 2010
    Ugly decor. Great espresso.
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