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“What's all the hype??!!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quartermaine Coffee Roasters

Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
Ranked #5 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Bethesda
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Bethesda, Maryland
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What's all the hype??!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Below average coffee!! I was BUMMED that the Dunkin Donuts in Bethesda was closed so, against my gut instinct, I walked across the street to Quartermaine. I ordered an iced hazelnut coffee. It was weak and diluted, HUGE disappointment. And the service was mediocre. Go 1 block down the street to Barnes and Noble.....the have a Starbucks upstairs.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Washington, DC
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best Cafe Mocha Anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

There should be a fee just to enter the place and breathe-in the wonderful coffee aromas that you'll find here. Each of its coffee drinks starts with its custom-roasted excellent coffee beans, so they all have a terrific head start.

But it's the Cafe Mocha here that excels above similar drinks by other vendors. Unlike most other places, they use pure chocolate -- not some pre-mixed chocolate milk. The milk foam is so creamy and thick that the surface of the drink looks like some sort of marble -- deep and rich cream with dark coffee swirled throughout. Almost a work of art too beautiful to disturb! But once you do, you'll find the most balanced and pleasing cafe mocha you've ever had. And it's why I can never pass by this place without ordering one!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank WheelsOnFire
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Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Overall, mediocre experience...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried to find a place to get a good cup of coffee while in Bethesda for the art festival. And, I like to support small, funky, local businesses. So, we looked on TripAdvisor and found this place.

Pretty disappointing. Kinda felt like a chain - maybe like, Peets or something like that.

I didn't care for the coffee either. It was hot, however. And, that's a must. But, I just didn't really care for the atmosphere or the coffee.

Overall, a mediocre experience.

Visited October 2013
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Thank mledoux0
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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local, great Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Better than Starbucks, staff have personality, & the Americana was done perfectly. Iced Tea solid. Go here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Stephsterlh
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Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The best cappuccino east of Milan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

This locally owned fresh-roasted coffee serves the best flavor and best steamed froth. The owner arrives by bicycle. A physics expert roasts the beans. A future physician, daughter of the owner, serves the coffee. Ideally located at the edge of the bike trail. I've studies cappuccino from Tuscany to Bergen, and with the possible exception of Lauterbrunnen ,Switzerland , nothing comes close. Coffee flavor is a function of both taste and aroma. The beans are ground fresh in the store, enhancing the flavor. The staff is friendly, efficient, and wonderful. The customers range from national celebrities, to retired travelers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank TourDeSuisseKen
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