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Good Coffee in the O.C.

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I just moved to Tustin and I'm looking for good coffee not associated with Coffee Bean or Starbucks. A nice place where the atmosphere doesn't feel like it was part of multi-million dollar marketing plan.

Any ideas?

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    1. Kean Coffee in Newport Beach

      Kean Coffee
      2043 Westcliff Dr Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660

      1. Ruta's is a small little OC chain. I go to the one in Fullerton; there's also one in Tustin.

        Rutabegorz Restaurant
        158 W Main St, Tustin, CA 92780

        1. Lee's Sandwiches

          Vietnamese Coffee mixed with condensed milk. Yummers!

          1. As others have already posted Kaffa in Orange (Main Street just N of the 22) and Kean's in Newport (17'th street at Irvine Blvd) are the two best choices for great coffee in the OC.

            1. Wow I'm surprised that no one mentioned the new Kean Coffee in Tustin! It's at the corner of Newport Ave. and Main St. (easily confused for being the location in Newport Beach for that reason, I suppose). Just opened last March. Much closer for someone moving to Tustin than the Newport Beach location.

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              1. re: coffeefanatic2

                Um...you dug up a two year old thread, acknowledge that it opened March 2009 and you're surprised that no one mentioned the Tustin Kean Coffee back in 2007?

                1. re: OCAnn

                  good one

                2. re: coffeefanatic2

                  This thread was started in 2007. In 2007, there was only one Kean Coffee. Now there are two.

                  I agree that Kaffa is also quite good and also the Vietnamese coffee at Nhu Lan Bakery on GG Blvd and Harbor.

                  But the sleeper is the cafe de la olla (mornings only, they open at 8) at Pepito's on GG Blvd. and The City Dr., just south of the 22. If they only had actual real dairy (instead of non-dairy creamer) it'd be perfect... bring a few of those UHT half-and-half tubs and you're good to go.