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Espresso Cielo

Coffee Shop · Ocean Park
3101 Main St (Marine street), Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 148 votes

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    Dan M.
    "Great espresso."(14 Tips)
    Food & Wine
    "famed 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters."(2 Tips)
    "Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop"(4 Tips)
    Jonathan S.
    "Very good coffee and almond croissants"(2 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • tea
  • almond croissants
  • wifi
  • casual
  • great value
  • lemon cake
  • breakfast food
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • milk
  • friendly staff
  • clean
  • short
  • Megan G.

    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.

    Megan Guerra · 2 weeks ago
  • Kenneth

    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!

    Kenneth · March 14
  • Darryl M.

    A block from the ocean. Very good coffee. Clean; very friendly service. Reasonable prices.

    Darryl Munson · August 6, 2015
  • Toni B.

    Great lemon cake

    Toni B · March 11, 2015
  • Daniel

    Great independent Main street third wave coffee shop

    Daniel · February 21, 2015
  • K J

    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 J · February 4, 2015
  • Russell F.

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

    Russell F · January 30, 2015
  • Mike Z.

    WiFi password still 'beans121'.

    Mike Zazaian · December 15, 2014
  • Mike Z.

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

    Mike Zazaian · December 15, 2014
  • Christine W.

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

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

    Wifi is free and the password is currently ‘beans121’

    H. Colbert · November 9, 2014
  • 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
  • Jared R.

    Ask about the Australians and learn something about coffee.

    Jared Ranere · September 2, 2014
  • Jonathan S.

    Very good coffee and almond croissants

    Jonathan Salomon · August 1, 2014
  • Arye B.

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

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

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

    Abdullah Salem Al-Sabah · March 2, 2014
  • 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
  • Lili K.

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

    Lili Koponen · March 7, 2013
  • Antonio M.

    Amazing caffe late!

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

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

    Robert Warren · March 11, 2012
  • corinne g.

    Fantastic carrot cake!

    corinne gillespie · December 22, 2011
  • Mikey K.

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

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

    the best coffee place in Santa Monica

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

    Ice coffee!

    Domenic Venneri · November 28, 2011
  • Kristen B.

    Best iced coffee I've ever had

    Kristen Brotemarkle · October 19, 2011
  • Leanne M.

    Excellent but watch out for the snippy manager!

    Leanne McNeil · September 6, 2011
  • 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
  • Leah J.

    Amazing tea selection too!!

    Leah Jane · August 2, 2011
  • jantje b.

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

    jantje b · July 20, 2011
  • 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
  • Food & Wine

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

    Food & Wine · April 21, 2011
  • LA Weekly

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

    LA Weekly · March 25, 2011
  • Ben T.

    Best Iced Coffee EVER!

    Ben Tepfer · March 15, 2011
  • Tomas B.

    Free wifi. Friendly staff and great coffee!

    Tomas Becklin · March 6, 2011
  • 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
  • Adam K.

    Pastries to kill for! Almond croissants are awesome.

    Adam Kirkpatrick · June 18, 2010
  • 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
  • Chris B.

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

    Chris Blakely · April 15, 2010
  • Jon C.

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

    Jon Carlo · April 8, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Andrew W.

    Earl Grey creme tea is fantastic

    Andrew Whelan · February 28, 2010
  • Chris B.

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

    Chris Blakely · February 23, 2010
  • Dan M.

    Ugly decor. Great espresso.

    Dan M · February 7, 2010

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