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Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar

3343 main st. Suite F, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 000 0000
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Ranked #22 of 74 restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited this coffee shop two times during our recent trip to Mammoth. My husband said the latte they made was the best that he ever had. I had mint tea that was delicious and a coconut bar, which I had only intended having a few bites of but it was so good I ate the whole thing. Their decor... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Skip the Americano coffee-- it's as weak as water and overpriced. Only reason to come back is free WIFI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was sorely disappointed with coffee in the US. However this place had some of the best coffee. I even bought some to bring back home. Loved the rustic feel of the place, the service was the best. Even got some great advice on an alternative way to get to Las Vegas. Thanks for refueling me and showing that you... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A big empty space, not cozy. Met friends for business at 8 AM. Only one employee on duty, no coffee condiments available unless you asked for them. Pastry offerings were sparse and several days old, no other food selections available. Coffee, unfortunately was very weak. Friends have raved about this place in the past, I have never been sure why.... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Best coffee I've had in a while. The vanilla latte with almond milk is phenomenal. Don't ruin it by adding sugar...the natural flavors from the espresso, vanilla and nutty zing from the almond milk is perfection...and made with a little "love".

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Saas-Fee, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Coffee snobs and Europeans alike will be more than pleased at the coffee offered here. Creamy espresso, Latte Art, Cold Brew, they even offer raw milk upon request. So pleased to have this bit of culture and excellence in Mammoth!

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great coffee. Sparse decor and tables with good music. Great selection of coffee and teas. Friendly staff.

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So. Cal.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I just can't walk past this store without going in for a cup of coffee--you can smell fresh ground coffee out the door and into the parking lot that just pulls you in. It's usually a bit of a wait since each drink is hand-crafted but worth it. Modern decor is a little too sterile for my taste but I... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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162 reviews 162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I had high hopes for this coffee house given the rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately, my mocha was only average. It was made with powdered chocolate and overpoweringly chocolately. They do serve drip coffee, which seemed to attract the largest purchasers when I was there. Also, I've noticed a trend in Northern California where they only serve one size of... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a great place for those that enjoy great coffee! The decor is simple, clean and sophisticated like the coffee. There was a group of five us so we had to wait for everyone's drinks, but it was worth it. Each cup of coffee is handcrafted and that takes a few minutes, but who doesn't need to take a... More

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