Alta Coffee Warehouse

Top choice coffee in Newport Beach

Hidden on a side street, this cozy coffeehouse in a beach bungalow with a covered patio lures locals with live music and poetry readings, art on the brick walls and honest baristas who dish the lowdown on the day’s soups, savories, popular comfort food and baked goods like carrot cake and cheesecake.

It's the kind of place that keeps a shelf of mugs for frequent customers, of whom there are many.

The kitchen closes at 9:30pm.