October 01, 2018 2 min read

GoodBoyBob is a hidden gem nestled in an alleyway near 20th and Broadway in Santa Monica. Come here to escape the crowded streets of Santa Monica and enjoy your delicious cup of morning coffee.

Coffee: 4/5   

Costa Rica Pour Over and Latte

With so much competition in the area (there are over 50 local coffee shops in Santa Monica), GoodBoyBob's coffee really had to be unique to score anything higher than a 4. We tried their Costa Rican pour over and thought it was delicious, but the acidity had a bit too much of a sour taste to it for our liking. Their espresso based drinks were great, but didn't really stand out from the pack.

Atmosphere: 4.5/5

If you manage to follow the black directional signage from the sidewalk through the alley and find entrance to the coffee shop, you'll arrive to a truly special atmosphere. It feels like you step out of the alley and into a living room. The staff are extremely friendly and there is plenty of seating in this small coffee shop. Their cozy footprint includes comfortable indoor seating with couches surrounding a coffee table and plenty of outdoor high-top seating to enjoy Los Angeles's famous year-long sunshine. It's a great place for a fun coffee date or to get some work done.

Other: 4/5

The food was delicious (we recommend ordering their perfect avocado toast-fix) and the presentation was definitely gram-worthy (even the clock above the order counter is next-level). On the flip-side, the service was very slow- it took quite some time to get our order.

Overall: 4/5

If you're looking to mix up your morning routine or find yourself in Santa Monica and are craving a great cup of coffee and a light breakfast, we definitely recommend a visit to GoodBoyBob Coffee!


GoodBoyBob Coffee Address: 2058 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404


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