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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
503-232-2640
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7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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, Seating

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Fun coffeehouse with nice music and great desserts and tea

I love the decor of this place. It sort of gives the impression of Halloween all year, but it's more classic and elegant than that. The desserts that I tried (over the course of 3 nights in a row visiting) were all delicious. I love the herbal teas. I did not try their coffees. The musicians were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Opens at 19:00 and has a limited number of tables. Eclectic place in an old house. Serves a great little menu of desserts, teas and coffee drinks. Cash only but there's an ATM next door at the Plaid Pantry store. Be prepared to be surprised when using the bathroom.

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1 Thank pdxballard
Vancouver
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love the decor of this place. It sort of gives the impression of Halloween all year, but it's more classic and elegant than that. The desserts that I tried (over the course of 3 nights in a row visiting) were all delicious. I love the herbal teas. I did not try their coffees. The musicians were pretty good too... More 

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Thank TravelerfromCanada
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I went with my kids on Saturday night and they liked the desserts which are very rich so I suggest to order one dessert and a glass of water or milk. If you order a hot chocolate, your kids could be jumping up and down the rest of the night (like mine). My kids loved the signs to get to... More 

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1 Thank AGalway
Murrieta, California
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208 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

There are no signs outside so it is a little difficult to find. But it is as quirky as Portland professes to be. There are tables that spin and ones that levitate. The bathroom is a must see. Feet dangling from the ceiling and a guy in a kayak!

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Thank Alexandra T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been wanting to go to this coffee shop for quite some time, so when I finally got to go, it was just as I imagined: weird and unique- in a great way! I loved the classical music in the background and the comfortable environment; however, I was not too impressed by the coffee or dessert- they were good... More 

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Thank Melmelmar
Kigali, Rwanda
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246 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

The coffees, teas, and desserts at this coffeehouse were lovely. The atmosphere was a lovely Portland Weird--especially at a few of the "special" tables at the restaurant.

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Thank Benjamin B
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Love this place. I've taken many friends here over the years, it's not well-marked but it is centrally located in inner SE. Be prepared to wait, that's part of the charm.

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Thank Amy K
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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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Thank Camille B
Sherwood, Oregon
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Joe_and_Kiera
Happy Valley, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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