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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
503-232-2640
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Ranked #565 of 3,548 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We visited Rimsky's at the recommendation of a friend and found the entire experience strange. First, it is very difficult to find. No sign, nothing to indicate it was anything but a dark, run- down old house. We arrived a bit after 7:00 on a week night and found one other couple on the porch, rattling the door. As we... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

So, first of all, an admission: I don't like coffee. Please put the knives away, it just means more for the rest of you, after all. But I do like Rimsky's: their tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages are quite good, and their desserts are great. I wouldn't say they're the best I've ever had anywhere, but they're really, really... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Great date night out! Relaxing live guitar music, fun quirkyness, and good desserts. Highly recommended for an off the beaten path calmer nightlife

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A nice place to meet a few friends. The live music, delicious desserts, and fun atmosphere makes this one of a kind. Don't miss it - there's no indication it's anything other than an old house along SE 12th except for the neon "open" sign in the window. And don't expect fast food - either in taste or time. If... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Shocking how terrible the service was at this place!! The waitress was verbally rude to our table of five. I asked her if there was any specials we shouldn't miss and she make a face at me and said "well, I haven't tried everything." When she brought the coffee out to us she reached over me and dumped a spoon... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

The marrionberry cobbler was phenomenal and the black current tea refreshing. Had the table that changes height, and the odd upstairs makes it a safe bet to throw first visitors for a loopy adventure.

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is one of the first places I visited in Portland and I still love it today. Set in an old house (Portland style), the place almost always boasts some sort of live music and always wonderful desserts and coffee. Thrift store chairs and eclectic tables and furniture make it feel like you've invited a bunch of friends over for... More

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stopped by here after theatre on Saturday about 10:30 and could hardly find a table. This is a very ecclectic old house decorated for Halloween right now and it was so popular that people were still arriving in a constant stream. The food looked good, but I didn't have a dessert. I just had tea but my friends said the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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229 reviews 229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were to Rimsky's after a great dinner at the Screen Door. Ordered Raspberry Fool and two cappuccinos, which were delightful and delicious. Didn't stay for any music, but enjoyed our stay. The coffee house had a quaint Victorian vibe, but the bathroom's creepy and i couldn't get past the door, although I took several pictures. Without giving anything away,... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I love this quirky little gem! The decor is cozy and just the teensiest bit spooky, the live classical music is fantastic, and the coffee/tea/desserts are just perfect. The almond steamer is the best I've ever had anywhere in the country; it has spoiled me on them anywhere else. And be sure to visit the bathroom while you're there.

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