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Dirt Cowboy Cafe

7 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2048
603-643-1323
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Ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Dessert
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.
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Dining options: Dessert
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.
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English first
Hanover, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Dirt Cowboy competes directly with Starbucks in Hanover. It seems to thrive because of its prime location and devoted local following. The loyalty of the locals is well founded. The service is friendly. The owner works hard. The food is good. The drinks are very nice. Prices are high but plenty of people seem happy to pay for the... More

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San Diego, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

After an overnight flight from San Diego to Boston and only one cup of mediocre Dunkin'Donuts coffee before the 2.5 hour drive to Hanover, I was in desperate need of coffee. Luckily, as we pulled into Hanover, there was a parking spot right across the street from Dirt Cowboy. We ordered the most delicious lattes, a cup,of drip coffee, a... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. As you probably know, the coffee is that good because we fresh brew each cup individually when ordered. More places are offering it now but when we started offering coffee this way (1993), I only heard of one place somewhere in the mid-west that was doing it too. It's costly and labor intensive,... More

Cornish, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great little coffee shop. Wonderful coffee drinks, huge variety, great pastries. Some of the best coffee I've had anywhere. The Breve is the best.

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Hanover, NH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

In my opinion, they have the best coffee in town. You can't go wrong with a Brazil Santos or Costa Rican varietal. Their pastries are great too- better than Starbucks, I'd say. No problem with the service in all my years of coming here, though employee turnover seems to be quick. My one big criticism: from the sticky tables, exposed... More

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

No argument on your review. Great coffee, great staff, but we do need to throw more resources and focus in on keeping the place looking tidy at all times. As a regular customer, I know you know how busy we get. Unlike most restaurants we don't have the luxury of swinging doors hiding our dishwashing station from the public and... More

West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Coffee is very tremendous. A huge selection of international coffees and fair trade and also organic.. The coffee is great The place is very dirty from where the food is prepared to the tables to the bathrooms.. gave me the ibby jibbies... Service is slow from confused college workers

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Meriden, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stopped here to get a cup of coffee and a treat for the ride home after a weekend away together. We both commented several times as we drove out of town, "this is a really good cup of coffee!". The pastry (brioche with fruit?) was also very, very good.

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

Thank you so much for your praise. The pastry was most likely our "vol-aux-vent" which, like all our pastries is made from scratch in our bakery and baked fresh every morning. It is a brioche-style danish dough with a tablespoon of vanilla pastry cream topped with either blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. "Vol-aux-vent" means "fly with the wind." Done correctly, the... More

New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The best coffee, muffins and chocolates in town. Great for morning or afternoon pick-me up. Best location too.

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Vermont
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

When we want a great cappuccino we come here whenever we're in Hanover.Highly recommended.Nice atmosphere

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Gary, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

They had good coffee, great sweet and savory pastry choices, and excellent staff. They were so friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Very weak coffee. Very friendly staff. Great location. Prompt service. Very tasty pastries. Good prices on bulk coffee.

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

Thanks for your feedback and thanks for noticing our friendly staff. Sorry that your coffee was weak on your last visit. As you hopefully know, we roast the coffee ourselves and brew each cup ordered individually, which (if done correctly) makes a very good and usually quite strong coffee... but it is a very manual process with a few variables... More

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