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“Great ambiance and selection.”
Review of Black Dog Cafe

Black Dog Cafe
Ranked #59 of 809 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Long Beach, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and selection.”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nestled next to Lake Ella, the service is adequate and the selection solid. The outdoor seating, along with the selection of books and novelties foods to buy make this a solid 4 star choice.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good coffee overlooking Lake Ella”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great place to sit outside on a pleasant spring day. Good coffee, beautiful, casual deck. Why go to Starbucks?

Visited January 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cool Local Place for My Caffeine Fix”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I’ve been going to Black Dog for a while now – never been disappointed. There is a wide variety of coffees and teas – something for everyone. The location, on Lake Ella, is superb on a beautiful fall or spring day. They also have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the walkers/runners at the lake. My personal favorite is the vanilla latte – mmm mmm good! The staff is efficient and friendly. Great place for my favorite cup of joe!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank 8675309Jenny4
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Local Spot With Real Locals (Yipes!) Great People Watching.”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is one of my favorite Sunday hangouts...a true coffee shop with coffee shop flavor. And great for people watching!

The people behind the bar are friendly...and most know their stuff. Enough of a selection to meet most people's needs (even if you are a true coffee snob).

Inside seating...but I prefer the big deck outside..which overlooks Lake Ella...a local park with lots of people wandering around. (they do have a separate area for smokers)

And when I say people watching...I mean it. It draws all kinds of folks...with the hipster/pseudo hipster well represented. And college students. And professors. Out of town visitors. Real mix.
Listening in on their conversations is pretty entertaining.

They also have some basic foods...bagels, ice cream, sandwiches, etc...Everything local sourced (they pride their "localness"..occasional live entertainment...and in true coffee shop fashion, Vegan and diet restricted choices too

Lake Ella has a sidewalk around it...maybe 3/4 of a mile..trees...ducks...nice atmosphere.

And close by (like 200 feet) there is a string of locally owned shops which can be fun to visit.

The woman who owns the place is around sometimes...I don't know her personally...but recognize her. She wanted to create a local, friendly place ...and has done it very, very well.

It's only about a mile or two north of downtown...so close by if you are visiting.

True coffee shop flavor...True coffee shop people...And great place to sit outside...Enjoy

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank JohnShoemaker
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Winter Haven, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

A group of about 12 like to do morning walks around the beautiful little lake on which this place overlooks. Afterwards we get coffee (or other drinks), sit outside and relax. The place is small, but has a good variety of coffee fixed like you would like. They also have a good variety of breakfast items. It's a great little place in a good setting.

  • Visited November 2013
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