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229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
850-224-2518
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Ranked #171 of 674 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $2 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great coffee and other drinks. Plug in the lab top or relax..take a walk around the lake or park my butt on a chair and relax outside. Great place to take your lady or hang with friends or just with your cup of Joe....

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Black Dog makes a good cup of coffee for a great wake me up. The service is ok but not real friendly. The atmosphere is crowded and noisy inside and more spacious outside. The view is pretty with the lake and people watching is an option. I would say the average age is 20-35 yrs. olds.

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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143 reviews 143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nestled next to Lake Ella, the service is adequate and the selection solid. The outdoor seating, along with the selection of books and novelties foods to buy make this a solid 4 star choice.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great place to sit outside on a pleasant spring day. Good coffee, beautiful, casual deck. Why go to Starbucks?

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I’ve been going to Black Dog for a while now – never been disappointed. There is a wide variety of coffees and teas – something for everyone. The location, on Lake Ella, is superb on a beautiful fall or spring day. They also have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the walkers/runners at the lake. My personal favorite is the... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is one of my favorite Sunday hangouts...a true coffee shop with coffee shop flavor. And great for people watching! The people behind the bar are friendly...and most know their stuff. Enough of a selection to meet most people's needs (even if you are a true coffee snob). Inside seating...but I prefer the big deck outside..which overlooks Lake Ella...a local... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A group of about 12 like to do morning walks around the beautiful little lake on which this place overlooks. Afterwards we get coffee (or other drinks), sit outside and relax. The place is small, but has a good variety of coffee fixed like you would like. They also have a good variety of breakfast items. It's a great little... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about the Black Dog Cafe is outside the four walls of this establishment. Hugging a beautiful corner of Lake Ella, Black Dog offers very little besides the "same ole same ole". Too bad they wasted such a perfect spot. The inside is cramped and I unimaginative and the offerings are nothing special.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Having just moved to Tallahassee with the family I searched for a cool place to hang out and sit in a smoking area outside (which they have but it is too small) and just relax, enjoy the day, and even chat with the locals. I found the Black Dog Cafe on Lake Ella and gave it a whirl for a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Stopped in on my way to Key West from Denver just to get off the beaten path. I thought it might be a cool place at first, but the thought was quickly erased. Nothing very hip about this place. Guy making the coffee is maybe bipolar. Not friendly at all and insulting. So I switched gears and asked for a... More 

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Additional Information about Black Dog Cafe

Address: 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
Phone Number: 850-224-2518
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café

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