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“Dinner needs much improvement” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Northside Coffee Kitchen

Northside Coffee Kitchen
20 Nottingham Road, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO
970-949-1423
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Ranked #9 of 34 Restaurants in Avon
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Vail, Colorado, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Dinner needs much improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Have always loved breakfast and lunch so was excited to try dinner. No longer excited. The three of us all tried different things and we all agreed the flavors were average and the portions way too small for the vail prices. Will not return for dinner and hope they can survive long enough to offer quality lunch and breakfast.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Monument, Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Don't get it...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After reading other reviews I expected great things, but found this place to be only average. You order at the counter and then hope for a table -- avoid the weekend for breakfast as they are very crowded. Coffee is OK but you order a size and that is what you get, just like Starbucks, no refills. Your food is cooked to order from the limited menu (I like more egg choices, omlettes and such) and then they call you to come and pick it up at the cooking station. Hope you can hear them... Portions are huge (who eats three eggs? no other options that I saw) so sharing is a real option. The bakery case looked good but we didn't try anything sine we don't eat pastry. The scrambled eggs were dry and tasteless, bacon and sausage OK, hashbrowns dissapointing. We are only in Avon once a year so we may try again and see if things improve.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vail
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

While the menu looked amazing and I've heard such great things, it was terrible.
The mache salad was $8+. You got a about a 1/4 up mache, 4 watermelon cubes and a 1/2 of a small peach. Not enough. The Beat Salad tasted like the beats had been sitting out in the fridge for days and you got three thinly, thinly sliced beets. tasted terrible. We also ordered a side of Salmon which was overcooked and fishy tasting. Yuck. The bright sport was the server, she was great and we had the "fondu" - it's pretty hard to screw up melted cheese however. Don't think I'll go back. Pretty terrible.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“great food - very busy , slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

awesome brkfst here - but make sure you have at least 30 mins to wait for your food after you stand in line to place your order.

be prepared to wait near the counter to hear your name called once your food comes up - or you will never hear them call it.

quality of food is excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colleyville, Texas
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“5 for Breakfast, 4 for Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Based upon reviews in Tripadvisor, we went to Northside for the first and second time. Breakfast was excellent. You order at the counter from a large Board above the register. They have fresh pastries and muffins for a quick grab. We ordered an egg meal and all was great.
They have just opened for dinner and things need to improve some. They have a lot of employees running around, but somehow didn't manage to get our food to us within 1/2 an hour of ordering. However, they did provide us with many great rolls as we waited. The chicken fried chicken was ordinary and somewhat over-priced. Next door, there is a burger place that was completely empty but appears to be owned by the same folks (and may be a quicker, more reasonably priced alternative). We will go back for breakfast, but I think I'll wait a little while before going back for dinner.

I would rate breakfast a high 5. I would rate dinner no better than 4.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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