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1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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this is one of the best coffees i had

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Guy M
Redmond, Washington
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Kenai, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Redmond, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Osaka Prefecture, Japan
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Portland, Oregon
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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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Champaign, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Have tried multiple types of coffee from Coava through on-line ordering and was happy to visit when in portland. Excellent latte at their brew location. Is minimalist so probably not for everyone. Am unhappy they no longer offer their original stainless steel permanent pour over filter - the reason that I placed my first order with Coava.

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Vancouver, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Staff are surrounded by bearded folk in tight pants, however they remain friendly and welcoming. Coffee, most importantly, is brisk and as it should be. They could do to offer a food item or two, even just to take the edge off.

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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: Coffee Shop

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