Portola Coffee Lab

Portola Coffee Lab

Coffee Shop and Café
3313 Hyland Ave # B2 (at Sunflower), Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Meticulously sourced direct trade coffees. Always roasted fresh and brewed by the cup. Home of Theorem, our 6-seat coffee concept bar.

9.4/10

Based on 1137 votes

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  • "Ask for a 'gaspar'. Not on the menu, and incredibly good!" (6 tips)
  • "... other than Kean. The Kyoto Iced Coffee won't disappoint, provided they haven't run..." (5 tips)
  • "... best coffee in the OC..." (2 tips)
  • OC Weekly

    Voted Best Coffee in OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Issue! Order the Kyoto Iced Coffee and a chocolate croissant! Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners! Read more

    OC Weekly · November 21, 2011
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  • tharmonyd

    I paired the ganache infused mocha with the warm chocolate-chocolate croissant. I dipped it in. Now I know the sweet ecstasy Augustus Gloop felt when he drowned in Willy Wonka's chocolate river.

    tharmonyd · July 24, 2011
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  • Nicholas P.

    Spend the extra money and have your coffee brewed in the siphon. You'll thank me.

    Nicholas Preketes · June 11, 2011
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  • kevin g.

    Coffee here is brewed to perfection with a slayer...essentially best coffee in the OC...

    kevin griffith · June 25, 2011
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  • @JaumePrimero

    an interactive Coffee R+D lab where you can actually learn about the subtle nuances of perfecting a cup of joe. Currently sipping my Kyoto Iced Coffee, heaven in a cup.

    @JaumePrimero · December 23, 2012
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  • Carolyn H.

    Meet early 7:30...early birds no line.

    Carolyn Himes · January 14, 2013
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  • Suki

    I love the mocha here

    Suki · April 17, 2012
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  • Glen L.

    Better than any Starbucks

    Glen Loock · February 8, 2012
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  • Matthew C.

    The Kyoto coffee kept me wired over 8 hours!

    Matthew Cox · October 29, 2011
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  • Casey L.

    The coolest-looking coffee shop I've been in--and tasty tea to boot! Read more

    Casey Lynn · October 19, 2011
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  • Bibi

    Wow! Great coffee

    Bibi · July 24, 2011
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  • Sheri P.

    This is the most amazing coffee. Definitely a must!

    Sheri Preketes · May 30, 2011
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  • Celina K.

    Amazing coffee!

    Celina Kenyon · February 10, 2012
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  • Ryan D.

    If you aren't into black coffee, try the mocha it will be the best mocha you've ever had... EVAR!

    Ryan Doyle · July 1, 2011
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  • Holly

    Best little coffee spot in OC! I have constant cravings for their iced coffee, these guys know how to brew it!

    Holly · May 30, 2011
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  • Holly

    I'm a tea and boba person, so the Kyoto iced coffee was too much for me. Should've gotten a latte. Relaxing place to hang out though!

    Holly · June 6, 2013
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  • Josh D.

    The finest coffee within 200 miles. Get a gaspar, perfect balance and delicious espresso flavour accented by super high quality Strauss cream steamed to perfection.

    Josh DeYoung · March 2, 2013
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  •  Deon P.

    From coffee to icecubes.. perfectly brewed into masterpiece

     Deon Parcon · February 20, 2013
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  • Neal R.

    Very good quality ice cubes

    Neal R · August 18, 2012
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  • Patriceratops

    Think you're immune to caffeine? Get the Kyoto and enjoy the crash & burn Icarus.

    Patriceratops · May 6, 2012
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  • Neal R.

    This is like the Stumptown of Southern California, actually better than Stumptown.

    Neal R · November 7, 2011
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  • Gina M.

    Ask for a 'gaspar'. Not on the menu, and incredibly good!

    Gina M.L. · June 11, 2012
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  • Chris L.

    Try the macchiato. Love the carbonated h2o they serve with it! Read more

    Chris Lee · August 8, 2011
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  • Ryan D.

    Try the Brazil bean in the trifecta. Its good stuff!

    Ryan Doyle · June 22, 2011
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  • Portola Coffee Lab

    THEOREM - Now open to the public daily from 11am-9pm, with a new speciality drink menu monthly. April's drinks are: coffee old fashioned- vanilla scented con panna - latte macchiato - campfire capp

    Portola Coffee Lab · April 10
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  • Portola Coffee Lab

    Don Pachi Geisha - Available in 3 different sizes for your home brewing pleasure. You can also enjoy Don Pachi at our main bar, brewed to order v60 style, $12 a cup, until we run out!

    Portola Coffee Lab · December 13, 2013
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  • Matt R.

    The BLT and burger are pricey but worth every penny. They're massive.

    Matt Robold · October 26, 2013
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  • Carolyn H.

    Use your mobile hotspot.

    Carolyn Himes · September 19, 2013
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  • Karen

    I found out that the booth next door is all things tea & they have 5 aptly named teas on tap. A must try!

    Karen · May 26, 2013
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  • Caroline A.

    The coffee and pastries are really good. Pretty amazing like everyone says. However, maybe the baristas drink too much of this stuff because they need to relax...big time.

    Caroline Ahn · April 28, 2013
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  • Chris J.

    This place is so awesome! Very nice staff explain it all

    Chris J · April 27, 2013
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  • Angela L.

    The el Salvador bean via siphon is definitely worth trying.

    Angela Lilley · March 9, 2013
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  • Becky C.

    The mocha is the best thing on their menu

    Becky Chou · January 9, 2013
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  • Alix

    Friendly baristas and the best iced mocha I've ever had.

    Alix · June 17, 2012
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  • Sara B.

    Kyoto iced coffee from the crazy Dr Frankenstein-looking machine rules.

    Sara Benson · April 17, 2012
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  • JacQui M.

    Takes forever! But so good!!

    JacQui MaRie · March 12, 2012
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  • Cindy G.

    Fresh pastries delivered in the morning.

    Cindy G · March 3, 2012
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  • Daniel L.

    Try the Gaspar - Joe han told me to get this. Pretty wonderful (via @Foodspotting)

    Daniel Lui · February 27, 2012
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  • Daniel K.

    as generic as it may sound, mocha at portola is made with ganache chocolate and is perfect hot or iced :)

    Daniel Kim · February 10, 2012
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  • Carolyn H.

    Check in at coffee lab tech for your WiFi user name & password.

    Carolyn Himes · January 31, 2012
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  • Carolyn H.

    Ask for a ceramic mug w/your coffee. Linger a while!

    Carolyn Himes · January 14, 2012
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  • Ariel J.

    Holy god the chocolate croissant is monstrously good

    Ariel Jackson · January 9, 2012
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  • Snape D.

    Great coffee and food! Here's a tip and some constructive criticism. Don't serve 'For Here' coffee in a 'To Go' cup and have teaspoons available or packets of sugar so you can measure your amount.

    Snape Dogg · November 13, 2011
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  • Gia L.

    Sumatra trifecta perfection!!!! This place is amazing!

    Gia Lucid · October 28, 2011
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  • Lance W.

    The slow drip. cold brew coffee takes more than 10 hours to brew, so if it's there... you have to try it. Complex and delicious Read more

    Lance W · July 5, 2011
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  • Daisy T.

    Get here early for the best chocolate croissant.

    Daisy Thompson · June 4, 2011
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  • John S.

    Yo, that GASPAR is on blast!

    John Schwartz · 2 weeks ago
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  • Brew meets Girl

    Try the Kyoto Cold Brew.

    Brew meets Girl · 3 weeks ago
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  • DAN C.

    These kids are masters. Leave your addictions in their capable hands!

    DAN COX · April 17
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  • Ahmed A.

    بلاك كافي، كافي لاتيه و كافي موكا الأفضل والألذ والأروع. أطلبه محلي بكوب سيراميك وأستمتع.

    Ahmed Alharby · July 6, 2013
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