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“Looks like Starbucks...”
Review of Kaldi's Coffee

Kaldi's Coffee
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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768 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Looks like Starbucks...”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

A pretty good coffee house that has done a nice job of signage. One would take a second look and think Oh, it's a Starbucks. it's the next best thing for your brew fix when.

Visited May 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“As Close to Home as I've Seen”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Kaldi's doesn't claim to be a western coffee shop by any means, however it is as close to home (US) as i've seen in Ethiopia. The setting at most of their stores is relatively calm and the service is professional for the most part. The smell of fried food can be disconcerting if you are looking for a Starbucks-type place to sit back and relax.

The food is okay. It is reasonably priced. What I enjoy is going in the mid-morning around 9:00 and having their french toast or pancakes with a tall (double) caramel macchiato...although they are know to be out of caramel for long periods at a time, in which case a plain macchiato or a hot chocolate makes an excellent substitute.

All in all, it is a nice place to go grab a coffee every once in a while.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ethiopia's Starbucks”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Good snacks and frappucinos, but nothing special. Atmosphere is nice as it is always crowded but prices can be very high. Good for a short visit and taste.

  • Visited May 2013
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Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“for coffee and sandwiches”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Kaldi's is good spot for a quick lunch or snack of for machiatto. However, for coffee lovers, better go to traditionnal coffee house where you'll pay your coffee 5 times less. Food is also average quality.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Oasis in addis”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Good vanilla frappes, bitter hot chocolate...a little oasis in addis if you want a Starbucks like drink, check out the kaldis logo whilst you are there, complete rip off of Starbucks....

Visited July 2012
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