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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
7:00 pm - 1:00 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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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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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

Thank jetters888
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to stop by after reading about a classical themed cafe. It's open 7pm-12am most days, and was the perfect place to wind down after running around portland. They have a variety of coffee and teas, as well as desserts. I had a pot of peppermint tea and the raspberry chocolate fool. Prices are great, and service was excellent. Sadly... More 

Thank Zoe Z
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place for late night coffee and dessert. Very fun vibe, live music and interior. Definitely check out the bathroom.

Thank Kimberly M
Southern Oregon
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Used to go to this place in the early 80's. Just rediscovered it and, much to my surprise nothing has changed. Great desserts with a little something for everyone. Best in Portland? No, not even close but they are very good and the prices are extremely reasonable - most desserts are $6! Try to find those prices on NW 23rd... More 

Thank AdmiralBalzer
Hillsboro, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

A delightful change from the normal coffee house. Rimsky's has great music, wonderful deseerts, good tea, and marvelous quirky ambience. Truly a Portland gem.

Thank ladyemma43
Portland, Oregon
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202 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Opens at 19:00 and has a limited number of tables. Eclectic place in an old house. Serves a great little menu of desserts, teas and coffee drinks. Cash only but there's an ATM next door at the Plaid Pantry store. Be prepared to be surprised when using the bathroom.

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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
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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: 503-232-2640

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