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1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR
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English first
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
1 review
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I loved the space the shop was in! Warehouse feel and beautiful wood! The baristas care about their coffee and us customers. As a specialty coffee guy, this places espresso was balanced , smooth, and bright. Loved it!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I ordered an iced coffee and Zucchini muffin which shooting a video in Portland and this was by far the best muffin I have had in a long time. It was moist and just overall delicious. The space itself is very large as if they build something else in the space. They serve your iced coffee in a small glass... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place is amazing! I've been going here since it first opened and every time I go back I am again impressed by how great the coffee is, how nice the staff is, and how beautiful the space is! It is housed in a lofty windowlicious bamboo showroom on the east side of river. And they are always on the... More

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