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Funnel Mill Rare Coffee & Tea

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2788
+1 310-393-1617
09:00 - 19:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

In true US style they served my coffee in a glass bucket about three times larger than it needed be. Shame, they obviously love coffee and there's a good vibe.

Thank Andrew T
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

It's not common (for me, at least) to come across a siphon coffee shop, but every cup of siphon brew that I've had comes out so clean and easy to drink - Funnel Mill is no exception. Talking on cell phones is heavily frowned upon (take your calls outside!), but the atmosphere isn't deathly silent - of course not with... More 

Thank Jerry C
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

It may be independent, and it may serve coffee, and they may even not require tips, but that's not enough to overcome the significant shortcomings: 1. Awful decor: fluorescent lighting creates a dark, depressing atmosphere, coupled with absolutely no attention to decorating the space at all. 2. Slow: yes they have a unique brewing method. That would be cool IF... More 

Thank Ryan1victor
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

It's just coffee so I feel overly generous giving it 5 stars, but it is truly the best coffee I ever tasted. My pick was the iced chocolate truffle coffee, complete with coffee ice cubes so as not to dilute the flavor. It had a richness and depth I've never experienced in a coffee. The vibe was quiet, relaxing, well-lit,... More 

Thank Aloha716
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Best Independent Coffee Shop ever!!! All organic, wide variety, made to order, extremely knowledgeable, perfect every time!

Thank Jo L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

First of all, they do have a rule that you cannot use cellphones in here. So make sure that you are aware of that. The coffee is pricey but I think that it is worth it! I loved the taste of everything that we tried and the service was great as well.

Thank vom098
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Saw great reviews, so drove by pick up coffee. Asked for recommendations got 2 different coffee. Waited few minutes so decided to get a raisin oatmeal cookie. Took a bite of coffee, it's hard too sweet had to toss wasted $3.25. Finally coffee came, took a sip tasted water down then took a sip of my bf tasted water down,... More 

Thank jnlv2trvl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

I have never given a rating of 5 for anything, ever. Besides being the best coffee one may ever have, it is the most expensive so do not go there half asleep on the way to work. The selection is quite impressive including Kopi luwak. I have never seen this served anywhere else. We split cups of the blue mountain... More 

Thank J R
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

Vanilla, vanilla. Best cafe in USA and ASIA. These folks are about the craft, chemistry, and physics of coffee making. Better than anywhere I have ever been.

Thank BurgerMafia
new york, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

I am so glad that I found this place. I've been searching for a good coffee house where I can enjoy my drinks and work at the same time, and this one wins the contest, hands-down. The place looks great, for one thing; a sunny, airy space in the front with a waterfall wall feels like a living room of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2788
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-1617

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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