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“Classic small coffee haus” 5 of 5 stars
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Slow Train Cafe
55 East College St., Ste. 3, Oberlin, OH
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Ranked #9 of 24 Restaurants in Oberlin
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Chicago, IL
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175 restaurant reviews
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
“Classic small coffee haus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The cafe has excellent coffee drinks made to order. The selection of baked savory and desserts is very good. It makes it hard to decide what to get. There is also a bar that is open later in the day. The atmosphere is vibrant, and seating can be hard to come by.
This is everything I want in a college-town coffee shop.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best latte ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Didn't try the pastries, but the latte was fantastic. Great beans, careful brewing. SO much better than a Starbucks-type place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oberlin, Ohio
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“good coffee house for conversation, snacks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a typical college-town coffee house with very good fresh-baked breads and desserts, a large selection of teas and coffees. Very popular. At peak hours you may have to wait to find an empty seat or invite yourself to someone's table. Some, but limited outdoor seating.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, ME
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Comfortable cafe with free wifi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a great place to sit and read, surrounded by students, teachers and townsfolk of all kinds. Many varieties of delicious coffee, tea, etc. The only thing that stops me from giving it a top grade is that it has a limited array of food offerings, mainly, breakfast pastries, etc. I'm not much on sweets so I had to go elsewhere for morning food. Overall, though, this is the place to go for joe and a book.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Seems like a student favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I always enjoy sampling the local coffee shops. This one had a nice college atmosphere and good coffee. It even has a fully stocked bar. The food is made off site and warmed in the toaster oven ( I think).

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