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“This restaurant is now closed.” 4 of 5 stars
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Semolino
110 W 11th St, Hays, KS 67601-3606
785-621-2521
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Lucas, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This restaurant is now closed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Unfortunately, just a few weeks ago this great coffee house/restaurant/martini bar closed it's doors. We are hoping that a new owner will pick up the pieces and bring it back to life. While it was open the offerings of great coffee drinks combined with an awesome variety of live music made it a great gathering place. Hays is a 'college' town of sorts, but this place was able to straddle both the college crown and the more mature tastes in music.
If you are a potential restaurant owner....check this place out....it's for sale! Also, the building has its historic roots, so the 'right downtown' placement is awesome! Come and get it....we need it back!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hays
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“HORRIBLE service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I was the ONLY customer with 4 lazy employes and got no service. They were out of everything, The owner (manager?) was sitting next to me talking to a friend the whole time. Got a small piece of dessert that was very average. Potential is there but need a staff that cares.

Visited May 2012
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Hays, Kansas
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Martini's ~ Music ~ and Coffee ! Semolino's is FUN !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Located in historic downtown Hays, we found Semolino's. This small business is home grown and run with a hands on approach. Not only can you get a fresh presssed coffee here, but they just opened a Martini bar inside as well ! They feature about 30 different hand shaken martini's to sample. Each one is amazing and worth a try. The kitchen is small and food is made to order but very good ! A chef has just been hired to create something even more special at Semolino's. The atmosphere is VERY comfortable and features live music almost every night. The staff here is very friendly and will make you feel like your part of the Semolino family quickly. Take some time when here and check out the historic pictures on where this place actually got it's name. Very cool indeed !

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee and cappicino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We gave this place a try after a local had suggested it to us and we weren't disappointed. My colleague said the coffee was some of the best he had drank (he's pretty picky about it), and I (not a coffee connoisseur) thoroughly enjoyed my cappicino as it wasn't too sweet and I could still taste the yummy coffee. I now know what good cappicinos and coffee tastes like. It was in a nice old building in the downtown area and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

Visited August 2011
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San Jose, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“great coffee place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

this beats Starbucks hands down - the scones are the best and I love that they have small ones just right for a smaller appetite - fresh and they warm them up - delicious! The coffee was really good and I'm particular about coffee. There were magazines to read and groups, solos, and families enjoying a Saturday morning coffee and breakfast.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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