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“Good coffee and bakery items, but it is the music that makes it the place to go.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of College Coffeehouse

College Coffeehouse
3677 College Rd, Ste 4, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3732
907-374-0468
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Ranked #52 of 200 Restaurants in Fairbanks
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good coffee and bakery items, but it is the music that makes it the place to go.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Like any coffeehouse, the College Coffeehouse dispenses good coffee drinks and baked goods, but the thing that brings lots of people to the coffeehouse is its presentation of live music 3-5 nights per week.

From bluegrass to folk to jazz, there is almost always a musical group performing for free on Friday and Saturday nights, and there is often free music on other weeknights, too.

There is also a computer room that functions as an internet cafe, and CDs by local Fairbanks and Alaskan artists are available for purchase. The stage and sound system, however, are the focal point of the coffeehouse, as they should be.

Musicians with national reputations often perform here for a cover charge, especially if they are not well-known enough yet to merit a concert in a local concert hall.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect local coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This town takes their coffee seriously with numerous drive through expresso stops. This place is worth a trip - great coffee and a do it yourself waffle maker on the counter.

Visited July 2012
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Fairbanks, AK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An average coffee house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Is close to the University does a pretty good job with coffee and tea.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great food, even better coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

This place uses the best bean in Fairbanks - North Pole Black Gold. I am a regular customer now because my Americano is never too acidic and it is never burnt tasting. Mellow, comforting, and seriously caffeinated.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“A fun place to stop.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Stopped here a few times on my way to and from the airport, after visiting the U of A Museum, and just bumming around town before heading back up the hill to Cleary Summit.

Enjoyed the warm drinks, an occasional snack, and computer access [nope don't own a laptop]. The atmosphere was comfortable and the staff was friendly; only one gal was so bored with everything that she was actually comical.

If I ever make it back to Fairbanks, won't hesitate to stop here again.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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