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2366 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-3678
216-621-3838
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Today
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent Coffee

I have gone here a number of times since moving to Tremont. Civilization has great coffee, and a variety of other foods and selections on their menu. The staff is polite, professional, and helpful. The prices are reasonable, cheaper than a lot of coffee shops. They also offer free wifi. I'd go here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Mike W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I have gone here a number of times since moving to Tremont. Civilization has great coffee, and a variety of other foods and selections on their menu. The staff is polite, professional, and helpful. The prices are reasonable, cheaper than a lot of coffee shops. They also offer free wifi. I'd go here over Starbucks any day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

As a man who likes a good book and a cozy coffee shop I put a lot of emphasis on atmosphere, but good coffee is important as well. Civilization has five stars for atmosphere. It's an old building with old wood work, classic. Coffee is good not great and few, if any, options. I'll give the product 4 stars, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have been here a couple times, just for coffee, but decided on lunch for a Sunday afternoon. The baristas were friendly and polite as always and served a fresh cup of phenomenal coffee. They then made the sandwich (tuna salad) fresh with crisp lettuce ripe tomato and really good bread. Aside from the food and coffee being excellent, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Located in the downtown neighborhood of Tremont, this lunch spot reminded us of the Ballard area in Seattle. Nice vibe, lovely baked goods, delicious croissant sandwiches and some outdoor tables make a lovely spot to spend a relaxing hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Civilization could give a crap about this review. Does not do twitter, FB, Instagram, tinder, Etc. Just started taking credit cards in June of gosh darn 2014. I love them. They have a million dollar location on the corner of Lincoln Park and treat you like your $1.95 cup of coffee is the difference between them staying in business or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed stopping here on a frigid day of touring Cleveland. Mexican Hot Chocolate is amazing. Great decor too!

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Thank Dparke3
Cleveland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

The coffee here isn't bad, and there's a nice assortment of pastries/bagels. The atmosphere is really cozy, but no matter what time of day I go there, the tables are all occupied by people on their laptops, taking up one whole table to a single person. The owner is a dear, but the rest of the staff is rude, rude,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

I absolutely adore Colby and Dave. They are the best baristas ever!

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Thank codestud3
Cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

Coffee, Food, and Staff are the best! Opens at 7am, darn good bagels! Extra meaty chili at lunch is my favorite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

We love Nancy the owner. Fantastic selection of different coffees.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2366 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-3678
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-621-3838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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