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Dirt Cowboy Cafe

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7 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2048
603-643-1323
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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Individually brewed coffees. Full espresso menu. Coffees roasted daily...
Individually brewed coffees. Full espresso menu. Coffees roasted daily. Home-made pastries and desserts. Light-fare lunch menu. Home-made ice creams and gelato. Home-made confections. Large smoothie menu made with our own frozen yogurt and fresh fruit. Juice Bar.
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Coffee Shop in New England

Located just off the main mall on Dartmouth's campus, this unassuming coffee shop delivered is fantastic customer service and great espresso drinks. I don't think they're used to seeing young families there, but they were very accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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BeverlyMass
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited here during a recent stop in Hanover. The overall opinion of our group was poor to average. The shop was not clean (LARGE cobwebs hanging from overhead lights). I ordered an Italian croissant heated. It was the greasiest messy looking croissant I have ever seen!! We also ordered smoothies which were average at best. I am not know... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dirt Cowboy has great coffee, good baked goods and a good selection of drink options. Though it is sometimes a bit loud, it also has a great coffee shop atmosphere. I go there a couple times a month. Unfortunately, I've now had three bad service experiences in a row. Time one: I was given someone else's order--we were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Located just off the main mall on Dartmouth's campus, this unassuming coffee shop delivered is fantastic customer service and great espresso drinks. I don't think they're used to seeing young families there, but they were very accommodating.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Service varies but is never horrible and there are a few wonderful folks who work there who really care. Coffees always good. House masala chai using honey. Housemade chai marshmallows are not to be missed

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped in to pick up lunch for our drive home from Dartmouth college. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had sandwiches and dessert. Both were very good and enjoyed them.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Really enjoyed the sandwiches. The spinach croissant was amazing.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have been visiting Dirt Cowboy since 2000, and always visit when i'm in the area. The coffees and selection was always great. Sadly this time we were served coffee in a cardboard cup - what happened to the reusable cups? Likewise if you're expecting the cafe to actually stay open the hours it advertises then think again - despite... More 

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Thomas G, Owner at Dirt Cowboy Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for your disappointment during your last visit... but it really must have been at least 2 months ago. 2014 was a very tough year for us. The paper cups were a temporary necessity due to dishwasher problems. The hours were reduced as we focused on proper training and getting the cafe back onto solid ground. We have been back... More 

new york city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Marshmallows, whipped cream, perfect for our visit on a chilly 5 degree (f) day. We earlier had had a breakfast with hot chocolate at an other (unnamed) famous place right across the street. After chatting up the waitress at the competitor, she chirped "yes we get a lot of compliments, must be the powder mix we put in the machine".... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Lovely place with many smoothie, coffee, tea and food options. Very friendly staff. You can design your own smoothie. It's a great place to sit and watch the happenings on the green.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Dirt Cowboy bake their own pastry, and it's consistently very good, from plain butter croissants to lighter-than-air vol-au-vents. Esspresso and its derivatives are reliably good too. The individually made drip-filter coffee is a hit or miss. The interior however needs not only a good refresher, but a major redesign to become a clean, cozy and inviting space…

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Additional Information about Dirt Cowboy Cafe

Address: 7 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2048
Phone Number: 603-643-1323
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2048
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: 603-643-1323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Individually brewed coffees. Full espresso menu. Coffees roasted daily. Home-made pastries and desserts. Light-fare lunch menu. Home-made ice creams and gelato. Home-made confections. Large smoothie menu made with our own frozen yogurt and fresh fruit. Juice Bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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