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“A bit Overrated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar

Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar
3343 main st. Suite F, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 000 0000
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Ranked #16 of 76 restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A bit Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Now don't get me wrong, I had a perfectly fine cup of coffee, but the best? No.
Atmosphere a bit sterile for my taste, but I do like supporting small shops.

Visited January 2013
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ca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“GREAT SCONE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I had a very good hot chocolate and great scone. Nice atmosphere and great location to stop for a snack while your shopping.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Chic and awesome coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Exceptional venue in the strip mall with the centrally located outlet stores a great ski-supplies place. Coffee is awesome, though food choices are limited to some (very good) baked goods.

Visited December 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Coffee under the Xmas tree(upside down)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

I liked other decor as soon as I saw it thru the windows. Minimalist and cool. Very personable young male staff. I had a decaf mocha topped with a tea leaf foamed art. To top it off, it tasted smooth and not scalding hot. Only open for 1year, so I can't wait to see how they evolve on future ski trips here. Also very convenient location next to the outlet shops.

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San Francisco, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The look and feel of this place made me hopeful. But being surrounded by amazing coffee in SF (Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, Philz) made their coffee truly disappointing. To top it off, the teenage workers had annoyed/snobby attitudes which made the cappuccino terrible in more ways than one.

They have potential to be great - maybe if they took some tips from other successful coffee bars in SF and LA.

Visited October 2012
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