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Cafe Mekka

237 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2506
530-478-1517
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Ranked #21 of 46 restaurants in Nevada City
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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English first
Nevada City, California
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I had heard good things about this quirky coffee shop so I decided to stop in and get a cup of coffee on a weekday afternoon. Just a plain cup of columbian coffee that I wanted to add cream and sugar to. It wasn't very busy at the time but I was told they were out of brewed coffee and... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

On a side street. Made to order sandwiches and other deli items. Good quality. We have returned many times.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I loved the miss match furniture, the unique art on the walls, fantastic people watching, and great coffee and cookies. We sat there several times during our trip for a mid afternoon coffee.

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Modesto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I had to try the Mad Cow espresso drink!!! It was perfect!!! Right temp, not too sweet, excellent coffee taste & aroma, beautiful presentation!!! The barista was extremely knowledgable @ the coffee & was a blast to talk to. Many of the coffees have totally enticing & whimsical names. I am definitely coming back!!!

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