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Coffee By Design

620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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New York City, New York
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345 reviews 345 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We've been here before the Labor day and tasted their donut first before I experienced the Holy Donut quality, brought some also while we were traveling to Nova Scotia,and tasted good too. You have to try their other products too.

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Portland, Maine
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been a fan of CBD for at least 10 years. Their coffees are excellent as is their selection. The atmosphere is collegial and relaxing. My favorite coffee shop in Portland. Several locations, India St is less crowded than Congress.

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Rangeley, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The cappucino was delicious, the coffee full-bodied and the nibble choices from Holy Donut and a cupcake bakery rounded out a nice lazy Sunday morning. There were lots of papers to read and easy chairs for comfort without any pretension inside or on the sidewalk. And, the price was right.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great coffee, and a break for the big name coffee shops. God selection of quick bagels, cookies, muffins. Small, but clean and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Back on Congress Street in the Arts District we dropped into this place; the flagship of several other Coffee By Design branches. The tiny and cluttered space offers several places to sit, coffee paraphernalia, even an extensive range of beans they roast themselves. If I can make comparisons, the macchiato at Speckled Ax was far more superior than the one... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Located right around the corner from the Residence Inn. Had multiple coffee options including decaf and five different iced coffee blends. Muffins and donuts were good and the coffee was very smooth. Enjoyed the coffee and atmosphere more than Crema, another shop located close to the hotel.

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Mobile al
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A small local place that did a terrific skinny latte. The locals appeared to frequent it. Nice change from the chain coffee shops.

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited the new shop and warehouse. It's very cool! Sleek and modern decor, great coffee and tea and local baked goods. Met my friends and just relaxed. The place let's you observe the coffee roasting and packing operation, too. Interesting.

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Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Cold brew was the best. I make it every day at home, so happy to find it while traveling. My husband also thoroughly enjoyed his iced Americano. Great spot!

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Arlington Heights, IL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's a long narrow shop with some comfy chairs but mostly hard chairs and tables. Local artwork for sale. Free books. Pastries. Local chain. Didn't disappoint, but I have another I like better in Portland.

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