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McClain's Coffeehouse

817 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-525-5282

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  • Sun, Sat 9:30am-3am, Mon-Fri 8am-3am
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
McClain's is a coffeehouse that resides near downtown Fullerton in an early-20th-century craftsman home that was formerly a Rock 'N Java. Though it boasts lots of cool pluses—good-lookin' baristas, live music, walls adorned with the work of local artists—the operation's heart is the large patio between the front of the building and Harbor Boulevard. A prime socializing zone, here is where small clans of people huddle around large tables under powerful space heaters and play rummy or backgammon while sipping quality Joe or smoking bogies or the occasional Sherlock Holmes pipe. Indie spots such as this one offer patrons the quality of corporate coffee with the pre-Hipstamatic ambiance of an alternative-music venue. There is a communal spirit on that porch that fosters friendly interaction between total strangers. McClain's is open till the wee hours of the morning, making it a perfect stop for revelers leaving the downtown bar area in need of a caffeine pick-me-up before work.

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