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“My Favorite”

Dragonfly Coffee House
Ranked #8 of 209 Coffee & Tea in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Northwest District
West Linn
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“My Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Erin, the owner is first and foremost a really good baker. I like a good bran muffin, one with flavor, not too sweet, with fruit and nuts and a good crust all around. Erin doesn't use baking cups so that her muffins have that nice crispness all around. They're good sized too.
But I've never not loved any baked item I ate there. She makes specialty cakes in unusual but perfect flavor combinations and a texture as good as any top end bakery, and Portland has many of those.
The coffee is always good too, and strong. No watery see-through stuff or single-shot espresso drinks. You can get all the new age items like rice milk and more as well as half-and-half and all the usuals. Also, good teas made strong and hot and not using "coffee water" as my wife calls it.
Oh, and Dragonfly is a homey and warm place with sofas, overstuffed chairs, window seats, coffee tables, and bistro tables. There's always some interesting and good art on the walls. In the summer the windows are open and you can sit outside year round if you wish. This is a one-of-a-kind Portland type place. Give it a try.

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stopped by this wonderful coffee shop in the Nob Hill area and grabbed some fabulous blueberry protein shake smoothies to start our day. Noticed a number of people sitting about, working on their laptops and other socializing. Great spot!

  • Visited August 2012
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Lakewood, Colorado
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cozy coffee house in Nob Hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very friendly staff and great assortment of drinks and pastry. Quiet street. Comfortable seating. internet service!

  • Visited July 2012
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Bend, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Full-flavored Coffee and Lattes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

The Dragonfly Coffee House serves some of the best coffee I've ever tasted. I had an 8 oz latte that was brimming with smooth, dark, rich coffee flavor. My husband enjoyed his cup of french roast coffee. The staff moved through the orders quickly and efficiently. If we had stayed (rather than taking our coffee to go), I suspect that the coffee house would be a nice place to sit, sip, chat and watch folks amble by. The coffee was reasonably priced. If you go, I bet you won't be sorry for skipping Starbucks and buying your coffee here (I was not).

  • Visited July 2012
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Vancouver
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A place where you can really sit down and enjoy your coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Had a wonderful unflavored latte here, will be sure to stop in next time I visit. Very fun atmosphere, a place where you can really sit down and enjoy your coffee at a decent price.

Visited November 2011
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