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Member Reviews (3)
- Funnel MillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 28, 2013
Get your feces processed coffee bean here!!
Funnel Mill Rare is a great place to grab a coffee drink and snack in Santa Monica. I didn't realize it but they have a bean called Kopi Luwak which was harvested from the feces of the luwak which is a small marsupial-like creature native to Sumatra in Indonesia. Apparently this creature eats the bean whole and through it's digestive process, the bean comes out whole and is collected. This process results in the bean having an earthy taste with a slight hint of chocolate or caramel. Yes, I kid you not.
Anyways, the gal who took my order was very friendly in helping me out and indicated that they had over 32+ coffee beans. I asked what some popular ones were and she said the Vanilla and Chocolate Truffle would be good either cold or hot. I went with the Chocolate Truffle and she was right, it really had that slight hint of chocolate and had a nice earthy and aromatic taste. I absolutely loved it, and was glad for her great recommendation.
The pastries looked pretty enticing too but I had just come from a lunch so was too full to try something. I will the next time I return though.
They have free wifi and you'll find the place filled with peeps and their laptops squatting on chairs and tables. They also have outdoor seating too.
Parking is a bit tricky since there's only metered street parking in that area. Don't make a mistake of parking up the neighborhood street because permits are required which I almost did save for being warned by a bystander. I knew it was too good to be true that a free spot was available in Santa Monica.
The drinks are a bit pricey but it is a comfortable environment with subdued lighting where one can relax or chat with friends over some great tasting coffee and dessert. Give them a try if you're in the neighborhood.Recommended for:Foodies
- Funnel MillMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesFirst to ReviewFeb 23, 2013
One of Santa Monica's best cafe's. There is a very peaceful atmosphere and an environment that encourages long visits. Quality and selection are the focus here. There is a long menu featuring dozens of choices for both coffee and tea. If you want a calm place to work or study than this is an ideal spot in the area.