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OC Coffee Houses Where You Can Read

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These Orange County spots brew fresh coffee and enable you to get cozy while getting lost in a new book. Some of the businesses below even have book collections you can shop in addition to ordering a cup of joe and a bite to eat. You might find new literature that will entice you hang out for a while longer.

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Kean Coffee
2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 642-5326

Kean Coffee is recognized as a leader in coffee and has received several awards for outstanding products over the years. The owner of Kean Coffee, Martin Diedrich, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Specialty Coffee Association, an honor also given to the founder of Peet's Coffee and Starbucks. The high-quality coffee and service makes Kean Coffee an inspirational place to read a new book. Also, after spending some time in the coffee shop, you may want to take one of Diedrich's coffee classes. Learn more about the dates and times offered here.

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Main St. Coffee And Books
1207 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-2589

Main St. Coffee and Books will not only satisfy your desire to find enlightening literature, but will also provide your taste buds with an array of delectable food items and delicious coffee. The cafe is also on board with Kean Coffee (described above). You can order fresh-brewed Kean Coffee while shopping for a new book or relaxing at the cafe with a book in hand. So, head over to Main St. Coffee and Books, unwind and explore new reading materials.

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Portola Coffee Lab
3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 284-0596

Owner of Portola Coffee Lab Jeff Duggan developed an affinity for making coffee while studying chemistry. With a name like Portola Coffee Lab, it makes sense that the science of creating coffee is valued, but many might not know that educational classes are also offered. You can hone your knowledge of coffee terms, brewing, lattes and espressos. You'll be a coffee buff in no time. Grab your favorite book while sipping on some of the best coffee in Orange County. The intellectual environment may encourage you to finish that long book you've been meaning to read.

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The Corner Bookstore
1010 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 973-4800

The Corner Bookstore in Santa Ana serves as a warm, inviting place to browse, read or buy books while sipping on a cup of joe. The spiritual atmosphere enables visitors to advance in faith with an abundance of resources and fellowship, and the peaceful ambiance will help you delve into your latest book. Also, while shopping the collection of merchandise, you will feel good to know some of The Corner Bookstore's profits are going to REACH Global Missions and Wycliffe Associates to help provide clean water for those in need. Learn more about the project here.

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Hidden House Coffee
31791 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 240-0200

Hidden House Coffee infuses quality coffee with a family-friendly atmosphere. This "hidden" gem serves as an ideal spot to drink artisan coffee while escaping into a good book. The owners' passion for coffee and art is apparent in every cup. Check out the company's unique take on coffee in this video.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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