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“Good Coffe House with Decent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black 'n Brew

Black 'n Brew
205 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
863-682-1210
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Ranked #11 of 372 restaurants in Lakeland
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Greenwood, Indiana
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“Good Coffe House with Decent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My wife and I were wandering around Lakeland recently and decided to eat at Black & Brew. We both had their coffee - nice flavor and not too weak! For dinner my wife had the "Choose Two" with a half grilled white cheddar sandwich with a bowl of cheddar broccoli soup (soups change regularly) while I had the Steak and truffled portobello mushroom Flat accompanied by a cup of the roasted red pepper soup. The flat is a large open faced entree on a large piece of flat bread - not unlike a handmade tortilla and then grilled.
The soups and the sandwich (panini pressed) were excellent. The components in th flat were quite nice but there wasn't enough to bring them together - presumably the job of the truffle oil which was sparsely applied. I really wanted to like the flat but it just left me a little - pardon the pun - flat.
Would I go back? For sure.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auburndale, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Have been here a handful of times. Everything is yummy. Have had salads, sandwiches, and flat breads and everything has been high quality. The staff is friendly as well.

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Lakeland, Florida
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“Great Place on the Square of Downtown Lakeland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Sits right on the south side of the downtown square. Fresh made to order food with many great beverages of all sorts---coffee, teas, soft drinks, beer and wine. Great and busy atmosphere. Really enjoy it for lunch or a late dinner stop.

Visited November 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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“Urban cafe with fresh tastes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat at Black and Brew nearly every week. Simple, fresh and enjoyable. High quality ingredients, a staff that really cares, and an atmosphere that supports every occasion from a business lunch to a social reunion. They offer great coffee, but also beer and wine. A real treat is an evening stop for dessert and coffee. Can't wait for them to open another one on the south side of town.

Visited October 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Very good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I had a business lunch here recently. It is a nice location with good lunch choices. They do have a few tables out front on the sidewalk that are enjoyable if the weather is nice. The prices are reasonable and they of course have a wide selection of coffee choices. I had a turkey sandwich with chips. They also have a soup and sandwich choice at lunch.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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