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Quartermaine Coffee Roasters

4817 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Ranked #158 of 297 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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Bergen County, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Like most I enjoy a good cup of coffee and favor independent shops. Feel they provide more bean types and brew a better cup than the corporates. Went to Quartermaine and was disappointed. Watery coffee with little flavor. They had a chalkboard on the sidewalk touting their doughnuts. Had a glazed that had less taste than a paper towel.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Below average coffee!! I was BUMMED that the Dunkin Donuts in Bethesda was closed so, against my gut instinct, I walked across the street to Quartermaine. I ordered an iced hazelnut coffee. It was weak and diluted, HUGE disappointment. And the service was mediocre. Go 1 block down the street to Barnes and Noble.....the have a Starbucks upstairs.

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Washington, DC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There should be a fee just to enter the place and breathe-in the wonderful coffee aromas that you'll find here. Each of its coffee drinks starts with its custom-roasted excellent coffee beans, so they all have a terrific head start. But it's the Cafe Mocha here that excels above similar drinks by other vendors. Unlike most other places, they use... More

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Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried to find a place to get a good cup of coffee while in Bethesda for the art festival. And, I like to support small, funky, local businesses. So, we looked on TripAdvisor and found this place. Pretty disappointing. Kinda felt like a chain - maybe like, Peets or something like that. I didn't care for the coffee either. It... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Better than Starbucks, staff have personality, & the Americana was done perfectly. Iced Tea solid. Go here.

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Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This locally owned fresh-roasted coffee serves the best flavor and best steamed froth. The owner arrives by bicycle. A physics expert roasts the beans. A future physician, daughter of the owner, serves the coffee. Ideally located at the edge of the bike trail. I've studies cappuccino from Tuscany to Bergen, and with the possible exception of Lauterbrunnen ,Switzerland , nothing... More

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Trinidad, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Local folks go here and the store's other locations Friendly service and great coffee and pastries. No parking- take Metro.

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Washington DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I used to pop in here from time to time when I worked in the area. The place was pretty busy, and many local area folks were regulars. I was not impressed by the coffee, nor the serving area that herds customers into shoulder to shoulder standing room while trying to prep their coffee. Poor design. I don't know, I'm... More

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Went to try their espresso, since I'm used to very strong coffee, but it was just unbearable, even with some milk or just a macchiato. Never left a whole coffee at the store . Also, the service was not very nice, the clerk seemed to be unhappy with his job.

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Jamaica, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good coffee, aroma is wonderful. Pastries are available but I only had the wonderful coffee. This appears to be mostly a take out place and has a very loyal clientle.

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