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Useless Bay Coffee Company

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121 Second Street, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260
360-221-4515
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Coffee, Lackluster Pastries

I love their coffee, although it also depends on who is making it. I ordered a latte w/hazelnut and found it a tad too strong, but maybe it was just me. I've ordered pastries there twice, once in the afternoon and once in the morning. I was disappointed both times. I'm a pastry snob and I know a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Cr8zyC8tL8dy
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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I love their coffee, although it also depends on who is making it. I ordered a latte w/hazelnut and found it a tad too strong, but maybe it was just me. I've ordered pastries there twice, once in the afternoon and once in the morning. I was disappointed both times. I'm a pastry snob and I know a good pastry!... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dropped by for a cappaccino at 10 a.m. on a Monday and they had a wonderful gal singing with a fellow with well accomplished guitar skills - didn't eat any of the yummy offerings but the coffee was terrific and the atmosphere wicked - the patio area looks awesome to for a warm day

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were up early and looking for a place to get something to eat. We saw some people outside and decided to try it. It has a very local, comfortable vibe. We had a strawberry chocolate croissant and we were hooked! I then had the ham and cheese croissant. Both very delicious. A fun place. Great way to start your... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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319 reviews 319 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

From the outside, this coffee shop appears small. Step inside though and be surprised. The décor and vibe are great. It's friendly, fast-paced, and everything delicious. They were very busy, but service was fast, attentive, and there was plenty of seating inside and out. They sell coffees, pastries, breakfast, burgers, beer, etc. We shared the Havana Panini. It was similar... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So...mocha for here, lemon brioche was what we had. LOVELY!! Cool vibe, lots of tables. Was super busy but plenty of seats. Great service. Friendly patrons. Thanks!

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Shoreline, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I don't know why I enjoyed this late morning latte, but I did. It could have been the company, it could have been the café atmosphere, or maybe it was JUST the coffee! Yum Yum!

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Amarillo, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food is fantastic as I've said before but Coffee is in their name. We bring it back to Texas with us every trip and plan on having it custom labeled for Christmas presents this year. The only way to get a better coffee would be to hike into the jungle and harvest it yourself and even then I'm not... More 

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Langley,WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you want a latte, espresso, quick bite or a rousing conversation, UBCC is the spot to go in Langley. In summer, the lovely outdoor seating is adjacent a small stage area where local bands offer free entertainment. Can't miss with a stop at this location.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stopped in for a bite of lunch in the afternoon and were very pleased with the daily special, which consisted of a cup of salmon chowder and spinach salad for me and cup of chowder and half a ham/cheese panini for my friend. It was tasty, filling, affordable, and served in a timely fashion with a smile! You know... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoyed a well prepared, well presented, and very delicious omlette breakfast. Because it was Sunday at about 11:00 am, the dining area was a bit crowded, cramped, and noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Second Street, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Langley
  • Phone Number: 360-221-4515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?