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40568 Village Drive, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Don't do it. Don't get shucked in with promises of crêpes and Gelato on the sign, it's a huge waste of time and money. The Gelato was frozen solid- took the kids forever to scoop it! Not how Gelato is supposed to be- should be able to scoop easily with a spoon, this was as hard as a rock. Although... More 

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We would walk from the lodge to get our morning coffee. They had a huge variety of teas and the coffee was made to order!

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Thank Pam W
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Love this place! Loved it so much that we went two days of our five-day trip. The paninis are fresh and there are so many choices. We were a little confused as their menu boards don't even show the panini selection; so, grab the sandwich pad near the register and fill it out. We had a smoothie, coffee, soda, Kettle... More 

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Thank MOTB12
Sierra Madre, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Food here is good. Coffee is ok. I've had several food items that I enjoyed but the espresso is just meh. I'll probably just come for the food next year.

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Thank Laura H
Ft Hood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The Exchange is conveniently located on the western entrance of the Village and within walking distance of all that downtown has to offer. I enjoyed an Americano and a crepe - they were great. The baristas were friendly and patient with our young child who made a mess of some of the tea samples. A great place we would certainly... More 

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Thank themchn211
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped here as there really isn't much choice along here but we were happy with our choice. My rooibos tea was steeped (they use timers) just right and the coffees were good too. They have a range of biscuits (bought in) that offer different choices for gluten free, vegan eaters etc. Not so keen on the barking dog sitting... More 

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Thank Anne C
Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to see the variety of teas this place has! Their loose leaf teas are already pre-packaged, but you can sniff their samples in tiny jars. As tea-lovers, we enjoyed this place and even bought a few to take home with us.

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Thank VegasMom777
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Me and my children were really hungry so we entered to a cafe. I love paninis and retro-cafes and that seemed like it. The service is good i can't deny it, but don't let the make-your-own-sandwich fool you. They get it all wrong and mix it up. Emma's sandwich mixed with mine but we ate it and the ingredients taste... More 

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Thank Emily Gramos G
North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My husband and I were spending a weekend in Big Bear and came here to read and relax one afternoon. What a perfect little place- TONS of different teas and the greatest chai latte I've ever had. I asked if they could perhaps add some pumpkin to it (as it was in season), and holy crap- they put REAL pumpkin... More 

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Thank McMidgy
Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

We went here to kill some time on our arrival in Big Bear Lake and fell in love with the experience. It was so enjoyable that we had to return the next day. We tried their coffee (very good), their tea (quite good) and their gelato which was excellent. The customers on both days seemed to be very happy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40568 Village Drive, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?