925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Coffee House, Cafeterias
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
I prefer this location to the other 2. Parking is easy since it's located in the Brentwood Country Mart & they have a lot of outdoor seating unlike the other 2 locations that just have a bench outside. Also the people that work at this location are a lot nicer & less pretentious than the other locations
Caffe Luxxe serves smooth espresso with no bitter afterfinish. They have a great selection, one of my favorites being a Gibraltar which probably is best described as somewhere between a cappuccino and a macchiato. The Shakerato is also a great iced drink for the summer. I love how it's a touch of mocha flavor which doesn't make it overwhelming sweet & it's shaken, so no leftover icecubes to water down your drink. The pastry selection is ok. Their croissants are not worth those extra pounds. Also no wi-fi here which some people may find annoying but you can definitely appreciate. Luxxe is a place to come have a great espresso drink/coffee and catch up with a friend and people watch.
03/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Pulling espresso is a dying art. Caffe Luxxe still does it old school style and pulls each shot as if they just opened yesterday. Organic milk is lovingly steamed at exactly the right temperature to drink (I'm guessing 140 bc I used to be a barista). I watched the barista pour my latte art because I wanted to see if he would indulge me since I basically gushed at the cash register that I have been waiting for a very long time to go.
What did I get? A heart. I would have been more impressed if I didn't also get a heart from LGO down the street (I actually compared the pictures on my BB).
However, I do admit that this is a perfect latte because the espresso is smooth, the foam stands on a spoon, and it has that lovely bitter caramel taste you long for in a latte. Just make sure you guzzle is down because it didn't taste the same five minutes later.
Yeah, I'll go back but I'll just keep my expectations in check that I'm just another customer.
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is by far the best coffee you will ever have. I always buy their latte but they also serve drip coffee now. The cappaccinos are fantastic also. I drink so much of it that I actually go back for decaf so that I can taste the great coffee without being completely wired after my third drink.
INCREDIBLE!! LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE TOO!
I buy the beans every time I go and send them to my mom in Miami who cannot get enough!
08/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Seriously the best coffee experience in the history of my mouth. The baristas are kinda big d-bags but its a small price to pay, other than the high price. I like to go in and order a Venti, or Grande drip, they don't like this. I just really recomend those yummy americanos.