Things to do in Claremont, California...

The beautiful town of Claremont, California has many "friendly places" to enjoy lunch, an evening out, or celebratory ice cream after a performance or hard day's work. 

Our Favorite Shops

Boon Companion Toys - Part of the Claremont Village for over 30 years, Boon Companion remains a destination for both the young and the young at heart looking for a unique blend of hand picked toys, games, books and gifts to inspire, educate and entertain. 

Our Favorite Restaurants

The Back Abbey - burgers, Belgian beer, salads, casual attire 

Blaze Pizza - build your own pizzas

Tutti Mangia  (dinner only) upscale Northern Italian cuisine

Saca's Mediterranean - casual Mediterranean food

Viva Madrid (dinner only but a favorite!) - Spanish/Tapas style food with sangria, gazpacho and festive atmosphere. casual. 

Dr. Grubbs - best for lunch, this is a quick take-out place with good food for both adults and kids 

Union on Yale - casual yet sophisticated food including pizzas for kids. Large patio! 

Walter's - this place has almost any type of food your heart desires, from salads, to Afghan to Mexican. Large patio. 

Casablanca - beautiful Middle Eastern restaurant with great food. Tip: try the garlic dip! 

Aruffo's - mid range Italian food with many choices. Not casual attire. 

Eureka! - burgers, beer, and the works. In a cool location of Claremont's Packing House, with many shops and cool things to view nearby


Some Crust Bakery - life-changing breakfast sandwiches, croissants and coffee. A must-try Claremont staple. 

Le Pain Quotidien  nice lunch or breakfast spot with nice quiches, salads and coffee. Relaxing atmosphere in a town square. 

Coffee Beanin "new village", a nice way to relax

Starbucks - right in town center and also on Foothill Blvd (super close to campus)

Ice Cream

Bert & Rocky's Cream Co - adorable old-school ice cream shoppe. Perfect after a long day or pick-me-up snack

a la minute - small batch local sourced ice cream

Health + Vegan Food Options

Loving Hut - vegan cuisine 

Saca's Mediterranean - many vegetarian options 


Other Claremont Shops

Directory of stores in downtown "Claremont Village" can be found here.