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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
+1 503-232-2640
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Was empty but wait for seating was long. Maitre de / waiter was odd, but turned out to be odd-friendly. Tea was excellent. Decor was... strange. Classical background music. Next time I'd bring a game to play.

Thank Bob K
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This place is so cool. The desserts and coffee are awesome, and well worth the visit. But the decor is really outstanding. Everything is decorated in Victorian style - and there are a few surprises in store as well. The wait staff is also fantastic.

Thank Lauren S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was great with live music in the background. The mexican mocha taste like it was from starbuck and the fudge brownie was just perfect. The bathroom was another story. They did such a good job on the decoration. It was a little creepy. I was scared to walk in because the light was very dim with... More 

Thank xXPerfectReviewsXx
Brighton, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Very unique and different experience. The dessert was awesome. The Mexican Mocha was amazing! And the musician was very lovely and kind. Never experienced a place that made me feel so many different things at once. Can't really explain it... you will have to go to experience it yourself . We took our 3 boys ages, 16,15 and 12. Went... More 

Thank GreenFam80603
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! We make it our go-to place for incredibly good coffee and very tasty desserts whenever we're out and about in Portland later in the evening. The waitstaff is wonderful - friendly, helpful and ready with coffee refills. Last night we had the warmed apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream, topped with whipped cream and fresh... More 

Thank Sue A
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Being a classically-trained musician, I mostly went here because I thought the name was funny. I didn't know what to expect, but it was definitely an experience! Food: I had a cappuccino, and my husband had an iced latte. Both were some of the best we'd ever tasted. I'd originally wanted to try the orange cappuccino, but the waitress said... More 

Thank Lydia L
Vancouver, Washington
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Feelings of unease and comfort can rarely occupy the same space. When they do, it may feel a lot like what Rimsky has to offer. Dark, yet warm. Atmospheric yet disconnected. Cramped, without once producing feelings of claustrophobia. From the outside, it takes the appearance of an aging house, that presumably was built long ago, but smacks of having an... More 

Thank Jeremyka_11
Prague, Czech Republic
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

An old house that's been converted into a coffee and desserts cafe that really laid back and the epitome of hipster. There are musicians occasionally and the desserts are great! Everyone goes to see the bathroom though as its both creepy and fascinating.

Thank Sarah K
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I found this amazing place on a blog and am so glad we checked it out on our last day in Portland. There's no sign on the door, but walk in, grab a table, and listen to live music. The help is corky and very hardworking. I tried the raspberry fool and it was AMAZING! I have no idea what... More 

Thank Carley R
Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

You're definitely in a different place and time when you enter this anonymous dessert house. Great place to hang-out for late night coffee and dessert. I enjoy the mochas and delicious cobblers. As the name suggests, you will hear musicians perform classical music. Tip them well. Certain tables may surprise you, as well as the bathroom upstairs. Only cash and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-2640

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