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Black Dog Cafe

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229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my mom and both of us just absolutely loved it! It's so nice to see people taking their laptops with them and working in peace in there. An extra yay for vegan options 🍀

Thank Vanessa U
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Cute local cafe on lake Ella. They grind beans for a decent espresso but very limited food options. Lacks true friendly service you'd expect in a local joint.

Thank FloridaGiraffina
Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I always come to this place with my family and friends and we always have a great time. We sit outside, and that way our doggie can enjoy the fresh air and the view with us :)

Thank passiontraveler23
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Black Dog is by far my favorite place in Tallahassee so far. It is located right on Lake Ella, has outdoor seating, wonderful, local coffee and a very relaxing and quiet atmosphere for people that want to study. I appreciate the fact that they offer almond milk and vegan treats. Would recommend for anyone that enjoys a good cup of... More 

Thank Emily J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I was treated to Black Dog by a local and I fell in love! I had the in house cold brew and was impressed! I enjoy good coffee and the cold brew had a rich, smooth taste that can't be beat. I also had a Russian pastry (can't remember the name) filled with raspberry jam, walnuts, and rasins. It was... More 

Thank Molly R
Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You can't beat the coffee or the atmosphere at Black Dog. It is on beautiful Lake Ella, which has several nice shops and which is a great place to walk, watch people, look at ducks and other birds, etc. They have such awesome lattes, and I'm not even a coffee person. Their tea is delicious too, and they have locally... More 

Thank Tallywowie
Tallahassee, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Both locations (the one in Lake Ella and Railroad Square) are good places to go relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or an Italian soda. the inside will remind you of somebody's house; as it has that old time coffee shop charm.Now depending on when you go you are bound to run into a lot of students... More 

Thank Pedro M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The cafe is small but the patron made it feel like home. The coffee was delis , so was the view . Would not hesitate to return.

Thank Margarita A
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Hung out here while the kids were at a play at a nearby theater. I had the blooming tea, hubby had the hot chocolate. Both were good.

Thank fsugirl24
Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Funky cozy coffee shop. They have a deck that faces the lake on one side even though not that much of a view due to the tall oak trees. But its a good place to people watch and drink good coffee. Very good coffee. The only thing i did not like about it was they used one of those weird... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: 850-224-2518

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