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Black Sheep Espresso Bar and Cafe

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232 North Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Redwood City, California
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a mocha and if I were in the Bay Area, it probably would be a 4.0/10. I ordered a bagel toasted with cream cheese. It tasted like a bagel you would buy in a 6 pack at safeway and the cream cheese was from a small packaged individual sized serving (not fresh). My wife ordered the vegetable focaccia and... More 

Thank Timothy Y
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Friendly service (not sure about the guy who gave up, I go there every time I'm in town and I've NEVER had a bad experience) and the BEST coffee you will taste not only in the Inyo County area or Eastern Sierras... but truly great coffee no matter WHERE you're from. I live in the city, I've been to Europe,... More 

Thank pirranhaquark
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Probably lots of other reasons to like this place, but all I went for was great espresso pulled from freshly roasted coffee beans, and that's what I got. Solid place.

Thank lunachan
Bishop, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Good coffee, terrible service. After 11 years, I’ve given up on Black Sheep because of the poor service. It’s been a comedy of Dumb and Dumber, or maybe Stoned and More Stoned. Here are some examples. When ordering a pound of beans, I’d ask for #3 grind. Not one time did they do it right. The first time I only... More 

Thank Cedrik Z
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

After a week of disappointing americanos, it was nice to find a coffee shop with a decent roast and a proper pull. Prices are extremely fair and the snacks were tasty.

Thank VeloVeritas
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This place was like a home away from home when it came to coffee. Great staff, and a great group of patrons as well. Try their pastries, too.

Thank rhphotog
Stamford, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This is an esoteric, cool & friendly cafe. Black Sheep roasts its own beans and the baristas treat it like an art form. It's an open, airy & simple coffee house with free wi-fi. They do a great job making some glorious smoothies and serving good value, basic lunches. So if you're passing through Bishop on Highway 395, enroute to... More 

Thank Robsski
Los Angeles
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Unique coffee beans, blends and drinks that you won't find at Starbucks. Very casual and cozy place with a quiet patio out back. Very friendly service. Definitely worth a stop for coffee and tea lovers.

Thank Mongoeat
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Not only are their espresso drinks excellent on the East Side, they rival the highest rated coffee shops in any big city. Not only are their drinks exceptionally delicious, the prices are way better than that national chain down the road.

Thank jeni r
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I dread coming to the US not least because I know I'm going to have to survive without a decent coffee, so you can imagine my surprise in coming to Bishop, Calif (where I hear you ask?) And having the best coffees I've ever had in the US. Black Sheep is the pick of Bishop's coffee shops. Luney Bean, the... More 

Thank ServiceSnob76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 North Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop
  • Phone Number: +1-760-872-4142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?