Coffee Importers Deli & Juice Bar: Open daily 7am-5pm (winter hours)
Espresso Bar & Ice Cream: Open Fri & Sat 7am-9pm / Sun-Thurs 7am-8pm (winter hours)
Take a 3D Tour of Our Store and Even "Walk" Outside!
The Coffee Importers of Dana Point has been owned and operated by the Miller family since 1979. It was conceived as a harbor side-outdoor coffeehouse and cafe with the ambiance of Europe by Bob and Bea Miller, and currently their son Jim carries on this great tradition.
Inspired by the coffee houses and alfresco cafes they enjoyed while vacationing in Europe, Bob and Bea Miller came home with a dream to create a European Cafe stateside. Their vision convinced their son, Jim and his wife, Michelle, to go in with them on the purchase of a small Coffee Store Called "Coffee Importers".
In 1979, the "Millers", Bob and Bea and Jim and Michelle became the proud owners of a small coffee shop in Dana Point Harbor. Outside seating was an important piece of Bob and Bea's dream so they bought four wooden tables and twelve chairs and off to the races they went.
In 1981, the Millers purchased the business across the stairway and opened the now famous Scoop Deck Ice Cream Shop. The business grew so fast that Jim had to quit his corporate restaurant job and move his family to Dana Point in late 1982. By 1985, the Coffee Importers had 35 tables and 120 chairs.
The business has seen a lot of changes since 1979. In 1995, the Millers started the now popular Bagel shop and Juice Bar. Come by and visit, we will be happy to see and serve you. Jim and his family have expanded the original small coffee purveyor into an oasis "At the Waters Edge" on the coast of bustling Orange County, a destination for conversation and the gathering place for families and friends for well over 30 years
NEWS & EVENTS
Fun with the Whales continues! Even though the official Whale Festival is over, the Dana Point Harbor is still alive with activities and people celebrating the great migrations happening just off our coast.
Visit Coffee Importers in the Dana Point Harbor for the 2019 Festival of Whales! The 48th annual family-friendly event celebrates the spring migration of gray whales with a parade, concerts, children’s activities, car shows, art shows, educational opportunities, food and fun in the harbor. Two fun-filled weekends, March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, 2019.
Friends & Friends of Friends
Try Our New Lappert's Ice Cream Flavors!
Did You Know?
The Coffee Importers also sells and ships fresh roasted coffee beans from around the world.
For those of you who demand a great morning cup of coffee but can't visit us in the harbor, we will deliver your favorite coffee beans to your door!