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“Open spaces and good views”

Broadway Coffeehouse
Ranked #4 of 25 Coffee & Tea in Salem
Description: Great coffee is not bitter, it is not sour, it is not something to be covered up with heat, cream, and sweetener. Great coffee is an experience - it is complex and nuanced, sweet and bright, intense and graceful. Great coffee is riddled with subtle notes that hint of the most beautiful flavors in cuisine - chocolate and caramel, lemon and cherry, jasmine and rose. Great coffee is a lesson in history, economics, science, and anthropology. Great coffee is meticulously crafted with passion, skill, determination and an eye for the smallest detail.We are in the pursuit of great coffee.
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Description: Great coffee is not bitter, it is not sour, it is not something to be covered up with heat, cream, and sweetener. Great coffee is an experience - it is complex and nuanced, sweet and bright, intense and graceful. Great coffee is riddled with subtle notes that hint of the most beautiful flavors in cuisine - chocolate and caramel, lemon and cherry, jasmine and rose. Great coffee is a lesson in history, economics, science, and anthropology. Great coffee is meticulously crafted with passion, skill, determination and an eye for the smallest detail.We are in the pursuit of great coffee.
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The coffeehouse is relatively new for Salem. The cafe is in an open area of an office building, it feels like its in the Foyer. The walls are all glass so the view is very good on three sides. The cafe is run by a local church that likely owns the building. Prices for coffee are good, tables are odd for a coffeehouse, many are very tall. Some regular tables, some seating along the wall, a few outdoor tables, and a few couches. nothing "brings it all together" and it feel like you are sitting in the hall of an office building. There are few or no plugs for the laptop crowd. They do have WIFI. Parking is free in the back lot. I have visited on on occasion and tried to get comfortable and have never been able to settle down and work here. Its a coffee house for people who have a short meeting and for those taking a short break.

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Thank David L
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

It's location, and atmosphere is good. The coffee is solid but the teas I tried were lacking. All in all it was good place to meet with friends or study. There is plenty of seating and it's well lit.

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Reviewed December 22, 2015

This coffee shop has great tasting coffee, but a very poor selection of snacks or pastries. Whether I arrive in the morning, mid afternoon or evening, there are no cookies or treats to go with your coffee. Because of the lack of nearby food, they could use a sandwich cart in the main lobby to offer a variety of pastries and sandwiches. Or even a salad bar. Also, the seating is very uncomfortable - stiff wooden chairs and tables. Need more sofas and soft seating. This shop has a great location and good coffee, but just not on my list anymore of places to go for an afternoon cup of coffee.

Thank Judy L
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Broadway C, Manager at Broadway Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2015

Hi Judy!

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry that we didn't have any pastries when you came to visit. It's so unpredictable when we will sell out of pastries on any given day, but we do order a full selection on the days when Great Harvest is open. You're welcome to try again! We're bound to have some.

I also want to let you know that we have an excellent restaurant just down the hall from us in the building called Better Than Mama's. They offer soups, salads, sandwiches, etc. You're more than welcome to bring their food into our shop.

Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help!

Thanks!

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Reviewed December 15, 2015

On busy days (most) patience is rewarded with fussy and artistic barista fashioning of delicious coffee and tea drinks. Large open area inside with plenty seating. When the weather permits, wall doors are opened for outside seating that is not sheltered from the traffic out front of the building. Reasonable pricing, comfort and great beverages!

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Reviewed November 9, 2015

Not far north of Salem's downtown area, the Broadway Coffeehouse is easily reached by car and there is plenty of free street parking in the area. The service here is friendly and efficient, and the coffee is first rate, as are the various cookies, scones, muffins, etc. which are also available. The establishment is very spacious, and there are many comfortable areas to read or have a quiet conversation spread out over two levels. A number of small conference rooms may be booked free of charge for meetings. Salem actually has a rather large number of pleasant alternatives to the robotic Starbucks experience, and this is clearly one of the best ones.

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