Review: Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant


506 31st St.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

In 1985, an old bookstore became Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant, but much of its vintage ambiance remained. Nowadays, locals gather in this cozy spot for brunch on the weekends and poetry readings and music in the evenings.

Alta folks post a monthly calendar with performances on the weekends and a few nights of the week. On any Tuesday, stop in for dessert and enjoy their open mic night, which starts at 8 p.m. If you’d like your own time on the stage, you can email to sign up for a coveted spot.

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Take bus 71 to the Newport-31st Street stop, about a three-minute walk from the shop.