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“Independent Coffee House”
Review of Caffe Amouri

Caffe Amouri
Ranked #1 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Vienna, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Independent Coffee House”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I loved their tea latte! This place has such a pleasant atmosphere and it is unique - not part of a chain. This has a fun location in the town of Vienna on historic Church Street.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Cozy neighborhood coffee bar”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a wonderful recent addition to Vienna. A neighborhood coffee bar to the right of Church Street Pizza in Vienna, this is the anti-Starbucks. Great record albums from 60's-90's on the wall, games to play, hot beverages and pastries. All yummy and reasonably priced.

Visited October 2012
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Chantilly, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beats Starbucks1”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

A nice, pleasant atmosphere awaits in this tucked-out-of-the-way location on Church Street in Vienna. The coffee is better than Starbucks, and even the hot apple cider is too. A nice array of pastries is offerred but I haven't tried them yet.

Visited November 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best Espresso in the Area”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you are in Vienna, the best espresso in the area is likely to be in this place. If you cannot find their address at 107, you are looking on northwest Church Street, not northeast, just two blocks away. They have complimentary espresso tasting on Fridays and were serving an air-dried Ethiopean. The owner, Michael Amouri, roasts his own and is knowledgeable about coffee, but allows his baristas to put the complimentary espresso in paper cups. The shot I had from their Victoria Arduino (never saw another) had good crema and a fruity nose with a taste that was fruity, then chocolaty but then tasted of the paper cup. Michael pulled a second shot in ceramic for me which was a little sharper. Their croissants were good: crispy, darker than you find them most places in America, the way they should be, flaky, sweet and buttery. They serve soup; the squash soup was good, and they serve sandwiches. The walls are covered with vintage and not-so-vintage rock and roll album covers and I hear that occasionally they play them. The ambiance of the café was relaxing both times that I went there; I do not remember if any music was playing. If there was, it was not R&R.

  • Visited October 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh roasted coffee, real espresso machine and baristas that know their trade. Plus a hang out / reading friendly env”
Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Just discovered this place and am sitting here now. So happy to finally have found a great espresso place outside the city - and right down the road to boot!

I got a ristretto espresso shot and it was great - dark and deep and sweet with exceptionally little bitterness. Sat and read a book at one of their 15 spacious tables. Lots of room and not too crowded at 7:30pm on a Saturday. A bit later I got their Belgian hot chocolate which is real Belgian dark chocolate discs melted in steamed milk - rich and velvety.

Got to chat with Mr Amouri and his passion for coffee and his caffe was very obvious. Looking forward to making this a new chill out spot on lazy days. If you love good coffee, tea and atmosphere you need to check this place out.

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