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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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Coffee Shop, Dessert
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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
503-232-2640
Website
Today
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best dessert, hipster ambiance

If you are up for a yummy treat semi-late at night, Rimsky's is the place for you. It is the ultimate hipster-feeling coffeehouse/dessert cafe. My favorite nights have been spent listening to oboe musicians in the main room, or playing board games in the couch area. It has bizarre decorations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Camille B
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are up for a yummy treat semi-late at night, Rimsky's is the place for you. It is the ultimate hipster-feeling coffeehouse/dessert cafe. My favorite nights have been spent listening to oboe musicians in the main room, or playing board games in the couch area. It has bizarre decorations (completely with frightening mannequin), and fun notes hidden in the... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went with my daughter after a late show. Lots of people working there, but they are not very attentive. It felt like customers were a bother in their day. Once you got someone's attention they were nice, but don't expect to see them again. I never could get a bill, so after 15 minutes I just put money on the... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you're looking for a different experience but still want a good dessert or coffee, this is the place to go. It's a hipster hotspot for sure. Your experience might be a little inconsistent as a result. We had great service and great desserts when we went. The live piano music was great. Make **sure** you make a visit to... More 

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Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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
1 review
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
111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-232-2640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?