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Hidden Gems of Southern California: Alta Coffee

If you are looking for a quirky coffee shop that has character, Alta Coffee is your place.

Described as an “informal cafe with a cozy farmhouse vibe has coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches, live music & more,” Alta caters to a wide range of people with various interests. Friday nights host live jazz music from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, their brunch menu is to die for, and you can discover interesting finds throughout the cafe like a reading nook with a book exchange, bring-your-own-mug collection, and good ol’ fashioned puzzle games (which happen to be my personal favorite).

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Parking is relatively easy. You’ll just drive onto the peninsula and look for street meter parking. The weekends may be more difficult than the weekday so just make sure you allow for parking time if you’re meeting up with someone.

Whether you are an OC native or just visiting, I highly recommend that you check out Alta. Newport/Balboa is a great destination but Alta really gives off those laid-back vibes.

About Alta Coffee

Address: 506 31st St, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday | 6:00 am – 10: pm

Saturday & Sunday | 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Phone Number(949) 675-0233

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