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Batdorf and Bronson

516 S. Capitol Way, Olympia, WA
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Ranked #6 of 301 restaurants in Olympia
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2012
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39 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Olympia, Washington, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I really enjoy this spot because it is large, very nice, and quiet. Many times coffee shops are a little too much noise if you are reading or studying. This one is located close to Lacey Transit so you can hop off the bus, have a cuppa, read, relax, and get back on the bus!

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This location is right on busy Capitol Way in downtown Olympia. The Batdorf and Bronson owners/managers have provided a real living room and homey atmosphere where you can enjoy your coffee at a leisurely pace. The baristas are quick to prepare your delectable coffee or tea drink. Whole and ground beans are available for purchase. All types of assorted hot... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

I have been making espresso for many years so I'm quite particular (coffee snob and OK with that). The cappuccino that I ordered for breakfast at Batdorf and Bronson was excellent. Also, the person making the espresso was quite friendly and appeared to enjoy his craft. Overall highly recommended!

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Locally owned and tastier and much bigger than Starbucks. Laptops everywhere with lots of elbow room to relax while you catch up on emails. Snuggie up next to the fireplace or view the local art that rotates on the walls. Buy a bag of B&B coffee and dare to compare!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This coffee shop is the gold standard for coffee shops in Olympia WA. They roast their own beans, and the result is some of the best tasting coffee around. The shop also offers and array of teas and goodies to have along with your beverage. The space itself is very lovely, large with high ceilings and ample seating. The work... More

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If I could, I'd give this place a thousand stars bc it is the BEST place I've ever had coffee. This place easily blows any chain coffee shop out of the water. This location is convenient for when I want to head over to the farmer's market. I have only tried the vanilla latte, bc it is so goood. I'm... More

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Lacey, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Great coffee but slow is the culture at this joint so adjust your expectations accordingly. If you love coffee and lingering over a good book or good conversation this is the place for you.

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Majorca, Spain
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The reviews are correct, this place serves very good coffee, but you often have to tolerate a wait and occasionally surly barristas who have more important things to do than hustle the drinks out when there is a cue. On a recent visit when the drinks were backed up, the sole barrista was horsing around (i.e. flirting) with a guy... More

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Olympia, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

and the best.....lucky Olympia. They brew and serve with care. Limited (but tasty) pastry menu.

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Chattanooga, TN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Great coffee in a nice, comfortable atmosphere with great service. I'm craving some right now.

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