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1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hip space but above all, superior coffee!!

Wow, don’t forget your hipster I.D. when you enter. Such a cool place and unique atmosphere, but pretty sure we didn’t fit in. And the coffee? Holy cow (I’m pretty sure hipsters don’t say that)! I cashed in my Chemex v-card. Had my first Chemex pour-over and was so, so, so impressed! That was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Helga_Little_Horn
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Wow, don’t forget your hipster I.D. when you enter. Such a cool place and unique atmosphere, but pretty sure we didn’t fit in. And the coffee? Holy cow (I’m pretty sure hipsters don’t say that)! I cashed in my Chemex v-card. Had my first Chemex pour-over and was so, so, so impressed! That was absolutely the strongest coffee I’ve ever... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Simply the best coffee I've ever had. The latte was incredible! It's a hip and very sparse kind of place. The menu is limited and you'll take what they give you. I saw the Portland episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and had to try it when we were in Portland, and am I glad we did! The... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Industrial setting with a plethora of simply amazing woodwork, from the counters to the bathrooms (!), this place is like a woodworker's dream and treasure trove of ideas! THE DETAIL in every bit of woodworking is EYE-POPPING. The staff was rather indifferent, not really friendly, but certainly not unfriendly. They just weren't very chatty or cheerful. I kind of like... More 

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Thank ShesGotATicketToRide
Redmond, Washington
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

5 stars for the design, 5 stars for the coffee, 5 stars for how serious they take it. Highly recommended. Go

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Thank Guy M
Seattle, Washington, United States
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Portland is a frequent destination for may wife and i! We visit 10 or more times in a given year. So, we've had our share of good Portland coffee. Coava was new to us on this trip. We walked across the Hawthorne Bridge from the downtown side to meet the good friend who recommended meeting there. Coava has a converted... More 

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Thank Al D
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The quality of coffee is really good. The staff knows their stuff. Not much more needs to be said. I was not an espresso drinking till coming here, had a great Americano and have never looked back.

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Thank MoonshineOsaka
Portland, Oregon
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nice coffee tasting and roasting room with a sustainable industrial setting. Limited offering of baked goods yet they were very good. Pour overs of Single Origin (SO) coffees and the espresso is also SO i.e. not the normal Brazil blend. The location is light industrial and this converted space is big with a sustainable message of Bamboo products displayed. The... More 

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Thank pdxballard
Utah
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I loved this coffee shop. Such an interesting atmosphere. The design of the place was minimalist, modern, tasteful. Actually, so was the coffee. They don't do froofy coffee drinks here. Just real coffee, really good. Had the most wonderful iced latte and couldn't have been more pleased. Wished I had time to sit and enjoy the shop because it really... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a cool guy, but I needed to kill some time waiting to pick someone up, so I stopped in. They take making their coffee VERY. Seriously. Had a great individually dripped house cup. Drop in and enjoy!

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Thank TheHonestScoop
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

You can call if whatever you want. This is the best Cafe that I can actually say buy Local for, this is where Real local Coffe drinkers go. It's hidden from Tourist as it's on the East side. Find it. Drink it People.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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