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“The "Local" Starbucks plus”
Review of Slow Train Cafe

Slow Train Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Oberlin
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Dallas, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The "Local" Starbucks plus”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great coffee/dessert/sandwich place just off the main drag. Appears to be a big hit with the Oberlin students

Visited February 2014
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English first
Chicago, IL
Level 6 Contributor
886 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Classic small coffee haus”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The cafe has excellent coffee drinks made to order. The selection of baked savory and desserts is very good. It makes it hard to decide what to get. There is also a bar that is open later in the day. The atmosphere is vibrant, and seating can be hard to come by.
This is everything I want in a college-town coffee shop.

  • Visited November 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best latte ever”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Didn't try the pastries, but the latte was fantastic. Great beans, careful brewing. SO much better than a Starbucks-type place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Oberlin, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“good coffee house for conversation, snacks”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a typical college-town coffee house with very good fresh-baked breads and desserts, a large selection of teas and coffees. Very popular. At peak hours you may have to wait to find an empty seat or invite yourself to someone's table. Some, but limited outdoor seating.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, ME
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Comfortable cafe with free wifi”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a great place to sit and read, surrounded by students, teachers and townsfolk of all kinds. Many varieties of delicious coffee, tea, etc. The only thing that stops me from giving it a top grade is that it has a limited array of food offerings, mainly, breakfast pastries, etc. I'm not much on sweets so I had to go elsewhere for morning food. Overall, though, this is the place to go for joe and a book.

  • Visited April 2013
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