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“The soul of Black Mountain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dripolator Coffeehouse

The Dripolator Coffeehouse
221 W State street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-0999
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
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“The soul of Black Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Dripolator is one of the places that makes Black Mountain so special. It's a truly local coffee shop run by a conscientious, attentive staff and offering a comfortable living room environment in which to start the day or enjoy a mid-afternoon recharge.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent latte. Great coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

They roast their own coffee and it results in a rich but smooth dark roast perfect with whole milk in their lattes. My husband's chai tea latte was very good. The muffins and sweet breads were moist, fresh and delicious. Bagels and oatmeal also available. People were friendly and fast and facility was clean, funky, warm environment you want in a coffeehouse. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“A Very Nice Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were heading onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and (it being a Sunday) were having issues finding a place open for breakfast. Dripolator to the rescue! The coffee and pastries were excellent as were the number of choices of each. The atmosphere was very nice and the directions we received were way better than the ones we had. I only wish that the adjacent museum and art gallery had been open. Give it a try!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The Coffee Here is AMAZING....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is NO such thing as just another cup of coffee --- if you like awesome coffee... this is your place! OH MY! They knew EXACTLY how to make iced coffee... DELICIOUS! LOVED this place - OH MY... Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great stop for a good cup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went there on a recent vacation. Three people in the party had specialty lattes which they loved. I had a tea latte that was OK, but next time will just have a hot tea. You can tell that the locals love it and I can see why. Stop on buy if you're in the area.

Visited August 2013
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