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229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
850-224-2518
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Local Place

It's a decent local coffee shop. However, there is no room inside to sit and it's a little overpriced. The outside is great to sit tho on a nice night or day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's a decent local coffee shop. However, there is no room inside to sit and it's a little overpriced. The outside is great to sit tho on a nice night or day.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great Coffee Shop in Tallahassee, Florida. We came to this nice shop upon my daughter's recommendation, what a pleasant surprise. I had one of the best Chai Tea Latte's I have ever had, usually I get it with soy milk, this one I got with almond milk, just delicious. Great customer service and great ambience!!! Highly recommended for Coffee Lovers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've been coming to Black Dog for about 3 years because I prefer the more home-grown atmosphere in a coffee shop with the added benefit of nature-immersion. This is very much a local spot, with a huge variety of people and a great view of Lake Ella. I couldn't believe that one reviewer said it was only for the "hip... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is a great date spot with a wonderful lake right next to it. Or it's an awesome catch up with old friends joint, study area for students, or even if you just want a cup of Joe. The Dog has the best coffee atmosphere in the city and has been my favorite coffee shop since I started drinking... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I sat out side this cafe on a Monday afternoon enjoying the breeze. You can hear and enjoy all that Lake Ella has to offer while drinking perfect coffee. I had an iced mocha and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and the place feels homey. I always forget it but I need to think about going there more... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great causal little coffee shop! Its small,but family friendly with toys and games for little children to enjoy while you have your coffee.Great place to have a stop if you're enjoying a brisk jog around Lake Ella. They serve a variety of house made yummy icepops like strawberry lemonade, Vietnamese coffee, and balsamic strawberry. Service is fair in speed,the coffee... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On most trips to Tallahassee, we make it a point to spend some time at beautiful Lake Ella and we often stop for coffee or a light bite at the Black Dog Cafe. The house coffee is delicious and the other beverages are as well, including the blooming teas, herbal teas, and various flavors of Italian soda. We have also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This cafe is by a lake, and has a charming wooden deck beneath an old oak tree. Getting coffee here feels like a treat, without having to bust the bank. Personally love the outdoor seating areas. People will often sit outside with their pets, even if the weather is cold. There are water bowls for your pets too. Parents, your... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place was recommended by some new friends in Tallahassee. It is a wonderful spot on Lake Ella. Great coffee and food. The owner is very sweet and recommended a number of great places for us to visit in the area. We'll be back!

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Midwest USA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Not your typical Starbucks. The coffee's good and this place has a real college town feel. Located right on the lake, it's full of students, professors and others looking to plug in and get caffeinated. The Wifi code changes daily, so be sure to ask the staff for the day's code. We spent a few hours there in February. Too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: 850-224-2518

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?