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Black Dog Cafe

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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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice and relaxing place

Both locations (the one in Lake Ella and Railroad Square) are good places to go relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or an Italian soda. the inside will remind you of somebody's house; as it has that old time coffee shop charm.Now depending on when you go you are bound to run into a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Pedro M
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You can't beat the coffee or the atmosphere at Black Dog. It is on beautiful Lake Ella, which has several nice shops and which is a great place to walk, watch people, look at ducks and other birds, etc. They have such awesome lattes, and I'm not even a coffee person. Their tea is delicious too, and they have locally... More 

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Thank Tallywowie
Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Both locations (the one in Lake Ella and Railroad Square) are good places to go relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or an Italian soda. the inside will remind you of somebody's house; as it has that old time coffee shop charm.Now depending on when you go you are bound to run into a lot of students... More 

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Thank Pedro M
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The cafe is small but the patron made it feel like home. The coffee was delis , so was the view . Would not hesitate to return.

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Thank Margarita A
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Hung out here while the kids were at a play at a nearby theater. I had the blooming tea, hubby had the hot chocolate. Both were good.

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Thank fsugirl24
Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Funky cozy coffee shop. They have a deck that faces the lake on one side even though not that much of a view due to the tall oak trees. But its a good place to people watch and drink good coffee. Very good coffee. The only thing i did not like about it was they used one of those weird... More 

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Thank arnitapdx
Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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260 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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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Thank Francisco A
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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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Thank Ana P
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Garricdudeson
Tallahassee, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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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?