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“Owner knew us by the 2nd day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Retreat & Espresso

Sweet Retreat & Espresso
264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-1957
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Ranked #17 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: Dessert
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Owner knew us by the 2nd day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Dave, the owner, has a certain pizzaz that kept us coming back. The breakfast is unbelievably good and as Seattlites, the coffee was delicious as well. Great place to meet the locals and other vacationers!

Visited August 2013
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“Fabulous!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The name doesn't suit this quaint little outside cafe justice... You have to try their breakfast burritos loaded with your choice of meat..then the add cheese potatoes and a chipotle sauce to die for... Excellent customer service and hospitality

  • Visited August 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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Liberty Lake, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly hometown service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We loved going to the "Sweet Retreat". We instantly felt a friendship with Dave, the owner. So down to earth and nice. We tried the breakfast sandwiches, which were delicious!
On Thursdays, he makes a special Tri-tip breakfast sandwich that is supposed to be amazing!
We also ordered a couple of bacon burgers for the afternoon. He makes them on grilled texas toast and they were great too!
He knew every local by name, who stopped by.
Great service and great food!

Visited May 2013
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Consistantly good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A Mom and son operation. Always good homemade soup and goodies. Espresso and lattes are decent too. They have a way of making everyone feel welcome. If you are in a hurry just call ahead.

Visited May 2012
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Concrete, Washington
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Java and Goodies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Whether you want a hot double mocha or a quick breaky sandwich this is the place to go! (the locals do!)

SERVICE: 4 STARS ****
Friendly staff. This is a 'walk-up only' establishment so of course there is no table service.

FOOD: 3 STARS ***
Good, quick fare.

VALUE: 4 STARS ****
Well priced considering it is Friday Harbor.

ATMOSPHERE: 3 STARS ***
I guess this really all depends on whether it is raining or not while you wait for your latte. :-)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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