Alta Coffee

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Drinks in Orange County

    The humble "drink" doesn't get the respect it should. Centuries ago, tea and coffee houses were the centers of philosophical and political discussion. The Age of Enlightenment conveniently corresponded to the rise coffee shops in Europe, and revolutions were planned around steaming glasses and kettl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011
  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Knows the Constitution Says, 'Don't H8'

    [Best of OC 2010] Zoe Nicholson's 10 OC Survival Tips

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Five Great "Anti-Starbucks" Coffeehouses

    ​By "anti-Starbucks" I don't mean they've launched campaigns against the coffee behemoth (not that I know of, anyway), but that in terms of look, feel and menu they're the antithesis of the chain everybody loves to hate. The Gypsy DenOf the two locations (Costa Mesa and Santa Ana), I prefer the la ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Satisfaction's Michael Rosas Acoustic Tonight!

    If you need to get your Satisfaction fix, good news: front man Michael Rosas will be performing tonight at Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, which has to be one of the coziest little coffee houses in Orange County—let alone Newport Beach. Rosas goes on at 9:20 p.m. and he promises to get his "acoust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    No Starbucks? Not a problem!

    With 7,100 Starbucks locations closing tonight at 5:30 for a three-hour, nationwide "training session," what's a coffee addict to do? There are dozens of local coffeehouses that should be cashing in and welcoming new costumers. A few worth a visit: • Kean Coffee, 2043 Westcliff Dr., Ste. 100, N ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Readers' Poll Winners

    Dont blame us: You picked em

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Newport Hipsters Paralyzed

    Yes, it's true. Even Balboa Peninsula's ultimate ennui establishment has been forced to close its doors. Alta Coffee, home of stunning baristas, live music, freshly brewed coffee and - as written about in Best of OC 2005 - a damn fine vanilla soy chai latte, is closed this hazy Monday. What could ... More >>

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Not-So-Easy Rider

    May rode 6,500 miles to get you to look at his photos

  • Columns

    May 20, 1999
  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Coffee Grind

    Will the coffeehouse circuit trap Trespassers William?