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“Fun place for a sandwich/light meal!”

Costello's Travel Caffe
Ranked #555 of 4,364 Restaurants in Portland
Description: Family-owned, Costello's serves up some of the best breakfast, brunch, lunch and pastries in Portland! Friendly and experienced staff can also make a great cup of coffee. If you're in the neighborhood, just visiting or looking for a new favorite spot, you won't find a better choice for a casual meal and coffee in a cozy, travel-inspired setting! The menu has quite a range, with Omelets, Scrambles, Breakfast Sandwiches, Quiche, Crepes and Housemade Granola for breakfast. Lunch offers an array of Soup, Salads and Sandwiches. New breakfast and lunch specials weekly as well as a growing list of Gluten-Free options available. Along with a full espresso bar for all of your coffee needs, you'll find a decent selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverage offerings. Costello's also features screens displaying footage of some of the world's most beautiful and interesting places, filmed by the Cafe itself, for your viewing pleasure.
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Description: Family-owned, Costello's serves up some of the best breakfast, brunch, lunch and pastries in Portland! Friendly and experienced staff can also make a great cup of coffee. If you're in the neighborhood, just visiting or looking for a new favorite spot, you won't find a better choice for a casual meal and coffee in a cozy, travel-inspired setting! The menu has quite a range, with Omelets, Scrambles, Breakfast Sandwiches, Quiche, Crepes and Housemade Granola for breakfast. Lunch offers an array of Soup, Salads and Sandwiches. New breakfast and lunch specials weekly as well as a growing list of Gluten-Free options available. Along with a full espresso bar for all of your coffee needs, you'll find a decent selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverage offerings. Costello's also features screens displaying footage of some of the world's most beautiful and interesting places, filmed by the Cafe itself, for your viewing pleasure.
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stopped by Costello's twice for lunch while in Portland. Great coffee house / funky interior is delightful. Enjoyed the Napoli sandwich each visit--it is so yummy! Wonderful cappuccino, too. Seating can be difficult to find, especially for the solo traveller. Although the largest tables have posted signs to share the space, a woman wasn't willing to share the table on my second visit, so I ended up taking my meal back to my hotel.

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Thank John D
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The coffee was wonderful. My wife really enjoyed her scramble. The atmosphere was really wonderful with the large television screen and the views of foreign countries. Really a wonderful place.

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

we hadn't been to costello's for lunch for some time, since they closed briefly and then re-opened. we've always loved it, and enjoyed returning home to costellos. we began with a red stripe lager and a stella artois. next we had the napoli and the athenian. both were so delicious and came with salads. the staff are top notch, the ambiance so relaxing. we sat outside and enjoyed the street life.

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Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I met business associates who were familiar with the area for lunch at Costello's. It's very Portland.

Cute, very casual, rustic coffee shop with great sandwiches, salads, fresh baked cookies and baked goods. Half of a warm sandwich and soup was perfect for this coolish summer day. I had a latte after lunch and it was very good too.

I lived in Portland for 10 years and moved away 12 years ago. Feels very local and I would return again. Good food too.

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Thank Clinton S
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I know of no place in the city that make me feel more like a Portlandian by just walking in the door than this charming coffeehouse/cafe. The ambiance is funky Portland with mismatched furniture, dark paneling, and every other person with a laptop open in front of them... and quite a number o them sitting at tables with people they've never met (the laidback family atmosphere and back-to-back laptops kinda encourage that).

The coffee is quite good but not the only draw. The menu is very European and surprisingly sophisticated with a variety of crepes, quiches, sandwiches and specials at breakfast and an equally imaginative assortment of hot & cold sandwiches, soups, and salads for lunch. Service, as has been pointed out in another review can seem a little leisurely, but it's always friendly and sincere... a trade off I'm happy to live with.

As an added bonus, there is a scattering of screens around the room so that if you forgot to bring your laptop or a book, you can always watch the amazing travel photos and videos from around the world as you enjoy the food.

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Thank Commci
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