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“Delightful Coffee House on Lake Ella” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Dog Cafe

Black Dog Cafe
Ranked #52 of 796 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neptune Beach, FL
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Delightful Coffee House on Lake Ella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

Black Dog Café, on Lake Ella. 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL. 32303-5572. [---] Lots of free parking adjacent to the building.

DELIGHTFUL little coffee shop (with a minimal amount of food). There are lots of small square tables inside. When I was there, the place was full with one person at each table working with their laptop computer, and it was as quiet as in a research library!

VERY pleasant split level deck under a wonderful spreading live oak tree with the sidewalk and lake just beyond.

Take a walk around the lake!

(The American Legion is on the other side of the building with a nice, big dance hall where they have ballroom dancing every Friday night!)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Florida
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Coffee with a View in Tally”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

I live in Tallahassee and this is the place I go for coffee and a walk. The place doesn't look like much from the outside but the coffee is great the baristas know what they are doing! Gab the coffee to go and then go sit outside or walk around Lake Ella. Not fancy and flashy just a GREAT LOCAL coffee shop.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What a terrific little place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

My daughter brought me here for coffee and dessert while I was in town visiting. This is such fabulous little cafe. The organic carrot cake was amazing!! I can't wait to come back again!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A great place to stop for coffee and a muffin while walking the dog around Lake Ella. The outside deck is dog friendly...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2009

A great place to stop for coffee and a muffin while walking the dog around Lake Ella. The outside deck is dog friendly and they give a free dog biscuit with purchases.

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