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“Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cville Coffee

Cville Coffee
1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA
434 817-2633
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Ranked #241 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Vegetarian
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Maine
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Great breakfast, deliciously huge breakfast sandwiches on fab bread. Coffee sublime. Wouldn't skip this when we visit

Visited February 2012
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Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“my saviour in the morning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

I was so happy to find this place. They make a great espresso coffee and being Australian, its hard to start the day properly without a good latte. They also serve the standard brewed coffee that's so ubiquitous in the US, which Im told is very good. Their home made honey bunches were a delicious sugar hit, and their sandwich menu looked great, with some more creative offerings. C'ville coffee was a compulsory stop on my way out every morning!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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herndon, va
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“vegan friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

great food and vegan/vegetarian friendly! i recommend the "heart's delight" as well as the "create your own" menu. very nice!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“C'Ville Coffee: The Anithesis of Starbucks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

C'Ville, of course, represents the local slang for "Charlottesville" but after my experience at this restaurant, it could also represent terms like "charming, congenial, or community." All are values embodied by owner Toan Nguyen and the staff at C'Ville Coffee.

Starbucks and its barristas certainly deserve kudos for popularizing sophisticated, flavorful coffee drinks. But franchising has a downside, mainly a "seen one, seen them all" experience that offers nothing unique in terms of decor, vibe, or menu offerings.

In contrast, C'Ville Coffee provides them all and serves up great coffee, too. With its bookshelves and locally produced artwork, the dining area could be easily mistaken for a bookstore. The setting gives C'Ville Coffee an intellectual, sophisticated aura. Think college co-op with lots of excited chatter from a mix of business people, college students and local families.

Nguyen has also created a menu with unique breakfast and lunch sandwiches, all hand-prepared from scratch with a heavy organic and natural food bent.

So if you want predictable coffee, blow through Starbucks. But if you want to savor a dining experience that oozes C'ville DNA, go here!

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