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“Good Coffee, Nice Wine, Funky Art and Gifts” 4 of 5 stars
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Back Alley
121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
(941) 778-1800
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Olney, Maryland
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265 reviews 265 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Good Coffee, Nice Wine, Funky Art and Gifts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was a great stop. We just wanted a quick bite and a glass of wine. My wife has Celiac's and the woman who I believe is the owner deftly accommodated her by adjusting the sandwich-heavy menu to lettuce wraps. They have a wonderful selection of coffees and beer. And the short wine list has wonderful choices that reflect a knowledge of and taste for hidden gems. I had the wine flight with cheese and it was very, very good: a perfect light mid-day break. I was impressed at how the owner handled a flow of people ordering a variety of teas and coffees. Cool little place.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not a great experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was always told the back ally was such a nice little gift store with real good food. They do have a nice gift store. The food not so much. I was waited on by a lady and I believe her name was jane. I ordered a quesadilla with taco meat. It was good until I bit into a piece of plastic that was like a zip lock bag plastic. So I took it out no problem. Next bite, more plastic. It was horrible. It was shredded up with the taco meat. The whole quesadilla was filled with it. Now this isn't the first time. I've order food before from there and came across a part of a plastic fork mixed with my food.

Visited February 2014
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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cute Shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

The photo is old... This cute shop moved across the street closer to Gulf Drive on Bridge St. & an alley. Coffee is great. Unique, local art. Small but worth the stop!

Visited January 2014
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Johnsburg, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cute place- hot coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. Local artwork. Handmade crafts. Good coffee and served hot, hot, hot. U will loose ur taste buds on that first sip if not careful. Worth the wait... Once it cools- it's good stuff!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockledge, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Adorable place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a nice place to stop shop and have a coffee or a glass of wine. They also have food, but we didn't eat. The shop is filled with knick knacks of all kinds. On Fridays they have some kind of live music. We listened to a really good acoustic musician while we were there. The coffee was good, and so was the wine. Sally is a great person to chat with. Full of energy and always with a smile!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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