Sand, sea and coffee commingle in the popular beach-side community of Santa Monica. After a thrilling day at the Pacific Pier, a morning of catching waves or an afternoon of relaxing under the sun, head over to one of these coffee shops for a quick or long pick-me-up.

Interactive Map of Santa Monica Coffee Shops

1. 18th Street Coffee House

1725 Broadway, Santa Monica

2. Bondi Harvest

1814 Berkeley St, Santa Monica

What to get: the fried egg sandwich is a bit messy, but totally decadent and the squash pancakes are also well-loved

Tip: located inside a business complex, this little hideaway has few indoor tables and limited parking; if you do manage to find a spot, you’ll feel at-home with the surf-inspired decor

3. Cafe Demitasse

1149 3rd St, Santa Monica

4. Caffe Luxxe

925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica

5. Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

What to know: quaint outdoor covered patio is charming rain or shine; their menu changes periodically

6. Dogtown Coffee

2003 Main St, Santa Monica

What to know: spacious outdoor seating perfect for dogs; a quick walk to the beach; the menu is somewhat confusing, but don’t feel rushed to make your decision

7. Elabrew

2425 Colorado Ave B118, Santa Monica

8. Funnel Mill

930 Broadway, Santa Monica

9. Huckleberry Cafe

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

What to get: you can’t go wrong when you order literally anything on their expansive menu, but I would highly suggest the Country Breakfast because it comes with their housemade biscuit and preserves or the BLT sandwich if it’s lunchtime; make sure to pick out a couple of items from the pastry case for good measure

10. Lo/Cal Coffee and Market

2214 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

11. Primo Passo

702 Montana Ave, Santa Monica

12. The Refinery

413 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica

13. UnUrban Coffee House

3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica