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Common Knowledge Bookstore and Tea House
Ranked #7 of 7 Coffee & Tea in Sandpoint
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Carlsbad, California
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Uncommon knowledge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Vegetarian delight from smoothies, salads and even gluten free dishes. The Tempeh salad was fresh and delicious and the wild coho salmon curry was tasty good. The fish was cooked perfectly. They even had great espresso. Wish we had more time to visit the bookstore.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
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209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Unique place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place is a one-of-a-kind place. Not only is it a fantastic used book store, there is an amazing vegetarian cafe, too! The food is sublime (my favorite is the breakfast pesto scramble - mmmmm). Many kinds of tea, homemade limeade, soups, vegan brownies and more. They usually have lots of local art on the walls and in the warmer months, they have a back 'yard' to enjoy your book and your food! Wonderful place!

Visited July 2013
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150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“This cafe is a hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

the cafe is located in a bookstore. It has a new-age, hippie vibe, but don't be fooled into thinking its food is plain. Their salads, soups and sandwiches are top-rate and the food is organic. The sesame dressing is the best that I've tasted. Sometimes the wait can be a little long, but the food is worth it!

Visited August 2013
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“Breakfast and a book...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Delicious and friendly. A good menu that we would like to see grow. Great atmosphere and terrific concept. Very child friendly with outdoor seating as well. Great addition to Sandpoint's fare.

Visited August 2013
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Sandpoint
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“oasis in Idaho”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place is awesome. Super cozy ambiance with beautiful outdoor garden seating. A good size organic, vegetarian menu serves breakfast and lunch. They also have great coffee and excellent smoothies and juices. Free wifi and friendly staff. Great way to start you day and meet some locals in Sandpoint. I go there every day when I'm in town.

  • Visited July 2012
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