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Cafe Mekka

American, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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237 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2506
530-478-1517
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good vibes

the coffee was good and the pastries were off the charts good. I didn't like the cigarette smell from illegal smokers out front.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Nevada City, California
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Nevada City, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

the coffee was good and the pastries were off the charts good. I didn't like the cigarette smell from illegal smokers out front.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stopped here for coffee in a quiet cafe. The place is very atmospheric and fun. There are lots of comfortable chairs, interesting decor, and a piano. We had coffee, expresso, and nice conversation away from the hustle. All was good.

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San Ramon, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The atmosphere and the vibe of the shop is great. I don't get how so many people have raved about the beverages. I asked for a coffee and got lukewarm cup of average joe pumped out of a thermostat. It explains why they don't provide sleeves for their cups. The coffee is not hot. Go for the vibe not the... More 

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Grass Valley, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wide selection and variety of unique loose leaf teas that (unlike other coffee/tea shops in town) the baristas know how to prepare. The are now baking a lot of their own treats - cookies, scones, etc - and also sell artisan chocolate. The vibe of this place is truly Nevada City!

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Nevada City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and a seat and enjoy some of the local "characters" of Nevada City. Love the "mad cow" and the atmosphere for meeting/chatting with friends.

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Yuba City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I love the whole experience of the Mekka. Coffees are great, but they do run out of the most popular baked goodies, so get there early. You can either sit inside or outside at tables. I love the people, goo vibes, good times.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The drinks are delicious...get the vietnamese blended coffee with whipped cream (add in some chocolate for fun)...and just sit and enjoy. The decorations are rad and it has an incredible atmosphere for reading or chatting with a friend and it is open late! Unique for this town

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Silver City, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Over the past many years, I have stopped at the Cafe Mekka when visiting Nevada City and have never been disappointed by the atmosphere or coffee; my preference being an iced decaf Americano. I can't use milk, and they have at least 5 alternatives...soy, coconut, hemp, almond, and rice, all offered with insight into how they work with coffee. I've... More 

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Reno
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The atmoshere was the best part of our visit. The coffee was good and the service was excellent! We willcome back to Cafe Mekka on our next visit to Nevada City!!!

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Nevada City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Good coffee, hot drinks, lunch stuff and treats. The help seems like they have used too much pot. Very slow, inefficient, and even wrapped up my burned english muffin so I wouldn't notice till I left the place. The worst part is the hippies hanging outside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: 530-478-1517

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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