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Coava

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1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
In a City of Good Coffee, this is GOOD Coffee!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Al D
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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Utah
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20 reviews 20 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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80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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
90 helpful votes 90 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A fantastic purveyor of coffee in Portland's Central Eastside. I always stop here when visiting from Seattle. A definite priority if you are into coffee and want to sample some of the best Portland has to offer. Unusual coffee 'tables' , courtesy of the bamboo company that shares the other half of the warehouse-like space.

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24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Coava shares the space with a bamboo woodwork shop so the atmosphere is really cool, with tools and tables in a large environment that is really unusual for a coffee place. Coffee is really good (only if your taste buds didn't get killed by Starbucks) and the best way to enjoy is to come with a friend and chat. Baristas... More 

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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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