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Crucial Coffee Cafe

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26 Charlotte St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3646
904-810-2080
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It was crucial

We escaped a late afternoon rain storm inside this great little coffee shop and learned of its history as the old towns blacksmith shop. We ended up chatting with Michelle for about 30 minutes and had a nice chat with the owner as well. Great coffee & ice cream in a wonderful little shop. Thank God... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Nancy H
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We escaped a late afternoon rain storm inside this great little coffee shop and learned of its history as the old towns blacksmith shop. We ended up chatting with Michelle for about 30 minutes and had a nice chat with the owner as well. Great coffee & ice cream in a wonderful little shop. Thank God for the rain or... More 

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East Palestine, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I found this place online before I went to St. Augustine, so I knew that I had to find it! It was just like I envisioned--a funky little shack with the best Key Lime Pie I've ever tasted! I had the Snickers Cappuccino that was

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had an iced vanilla latte that was generous in size. The barista was pleasant, but the quaint atmosphere and uniqueness of this coffee shop is the most memorable. It's it's own escape within st. Augustine.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This cafe is in a little hut with a lot of character. The coffee was great! I got the snickers latte and came back for another.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It can be very difficult to find a decent coffee or tea shop in the States, particularly if one is far removed from an urban centre. However, this place stands out. A small little shack near a pedestrian-heavy street corner, I nearly walked past it. Inside the cosy shack, a variety of unique tea, coffee and baked goods awaited me.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Love this place where the people love to visit and return before they leave one more time.The flavors of coffee, Italian ices, sodas, desserts were to die for. My favorite was white chocolate Macadamia nut cappuccino........to die for

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had bought some espresso candy from here and it was so yummy! They have a great selection of different coffees too! (Snickers cappuccino, etc.) I can't wait to go back!!!

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Central Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The cafes structure and surrounding garden are beautifully rustic. Even on a rainy day their umbrellas kept tables & seating dry. Pricing seemed high ($16 for a coffee & two small ice creams), but it is a tourist town afterall. Stop by at least for photos!

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Lancashire, England
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280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We turned off St George Street into this little street and found Crucial Coffee. The small wooden building is quite interesting, no room inside to drink but there is a shared garden with The Gourmet Hut next door where there are tables and chairs. Had drinks from both places. My Coffee was really smooth and tasty. They have a variety... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I just love the name #CrucialCoffee. That in itself made me stop early Saturday morning for a taste of what they had. No lines yet we right as they opened up. I thought it was the cutest little cafe/wooden shack in a great area to stroll around and sip your drink of choice. Milky Way Mocha! YUM YUM They also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Charlotte St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3646
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-810-2080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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