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Hidden House Coffee

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31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
+1 949-240-0200
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hidden House roasts their own select coffee beans and bakes their own pastries. The service is always friendly and the coffee, scones, and almond croissants are fantastic! All this in a lovely cottage setting. If the little tables outside are all full, there's always the park next door.

Thank Knansea
San Juan Capistrano, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have had a latte here several times. I love to sit on the porch and chat over a latte, watch the mom's with their kids, and shoppers on Los Rios Street. Great location. Great latte.

Thank Donnasue32111
San Juan Capistrano, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Ambiance is perfect at this tiny little spot across the tracks in down town San Juan Capistrano. The great coffee is an added bonus. An absolute must-visit to round out your day in San Juan.

Thank Kim J
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

As a resident of San Juan Capistrano, this is my favorite coffee shop. The coffee and snacks are delicious and the staff is warm and welcoming. My grandchildren love the designs on top of their hot chocolate. I love to sit on their front porch sipping coffee or iced tea and watch the world go by. They are located on... More 

Thank Joanne M
Lake Forest, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

As you cross the railroad tracks at the San Juan Capistrano train station, you pass through a noticeable "time-warp". Everything the eyes see dates back 100+ years, each building is on the Historical Registry. Yes, beneath the trees and heavy vegetation, lies a jewel unmatched in SoCal, a "Hidden Coffee House". This coffee house offers a combination of a remarkable... More 

Thank J David O
San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

When visiting San Juan Capistrano, Hidden House Coffee is a great place to relax. It's a quaint old building with many outdoor tables, right on Los Rios Street (the oldest in CA). My favorite is a latte and maybe a little treat to go along with it. It's a short walk from the train station and nestled among other old... More 

Thank Mary Anne W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I don't drink coffee and I love this place. Their mocha coffee is fantastic. Their baked goods are out of this world! I really can't think of anything that tastes better than their almond croissant. When they say it's the best in the world... that's the truth.

Thank Richard A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Love starting my Saturday morning at Hidden House. The almond croissants are a must. Don't to buy a bag of beans for the week. Great food , coffee and atmosphere.

Thank Lovetoteach4
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Go here for the roasting as they roast in-house. Good selections from Africa and Central America. Service is so-so. Small indoor area but decent outside seating. Bathroom smelled like cat urine, ugh.

Thank Delicio
Boston, MA
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

In a way not at all self-conscious, this place meets all the standards for genuine, independent, idiosyncratic coffee house. Their's is the best roast of coffee I've had outside of Melbourne; you coffee geeks will know what I'm talking about. This is serious coffee without any pretense. Keep it real, HH!

Thank dromos01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31791 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-0200

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