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Espresso Royale Cafe
Ranked #28 of 42 Coffee & Tea in Ann Arbor
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

I don't think there's necessarily anything amazing about Espressor Royale, but it's fine to grab a quick snack or drink. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I can't speak to the quality of the coffee, but it's a standard/cute-ish coffee place.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

214 S Main St: NOT the place to go if you want good coffee and service. I can't comment on the foamy specialty drinks. Not my thing. I drink coffee.
Over the last six years, forty-five to fifty times a year I am in the lobby. Since I use their wifi, I feel somewhat obligated to buy something even though I find their coffee to be mediocre. But they make it so hard to buy!
If I see two or more people in line and/or more than to people working behind the counter then I just walk on by because I don't need to spend 20 minutes waiting. That happens about a third of the time. The other two-thirds of the time I go in.
Half of those, I get to the counter to be told "I'll be with you in a minute" then I wait. And wait. And wait. If it gets to be four or five minutes then I just walk out. Happens about a third of the times I'm in the building.
The other third I actually get coffee. What do I order? A small coffee to-go. I hand over $2, get a paper cup, drop the change in the tip jar then go fill the cup at one of the self-serve urns. Easy for them, right? Apparently not what they want from a customer. It's only maybe 5% of the time that I actually get any kind of friendly greeting. I never see the employees who smile twice. All I can figure is that they are either getting moved to lucrative shifts or finding better jobs.
I have no idea if any of this applies to the other locations but the one I see weekly does not seem to have anyone on site who understands that there is a Starbucks just half a block down the street. And good coffee about two blocks away.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Recently visited and spent a couple of hours before going to the winterclassic and also after Delightful.

Thank MTKH1015
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've enjoyed coming to Espresso Royale for decades. Long before there was a Starbucks, this place has set the standard for amazing coffee. And I am talking about far more than the drink: atmosphere, service, food, warmth & a feeling of comfort. I always miss this place and I'm already looking forward to the next time.

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Thank JDsAtNoWhere
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Reviewed November 26, 2015
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