Maude's Classic Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 101 SE 2ND Pl Ste 101

    Gainesville, FL 32601

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  • 352-336-9646

About Maude's Classic Cafe

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 7am - 12pm;Sat. - Sun. 10am - 2am
3.8333 6
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Where else can you go in Gainesville where you can get games and coffee or dessert? It's a Gainesville trademark and a great place to go just to hang out.

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Where else can you go in Gainesville where you can get games and coffee or dessert? It's a Gainesville trademark and a great place to go just to hang out.

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Everyone that has lived in Gainesville has been to Maudes. Good hot drinks, huge desserts and a casual atmosphere to meet friends brings people to this cafe.

You can listen to a jazz band, play board games with friends, chat or people watch on the downtown streets.

The laid back atmosphere unfortunately extends to the staff. Don't expect quick service. Oddly enough, this well known fact is part of the charm that is Maude's.

4
★★★★☆

Everyone that has lived in Gainesville has been to Maudes. Good hot drinks, huge desserts and a casual atmosphere to meet friends brings people to this cafe.

You can listen to a jazz band, play board games with friends, chat or people watch on the downtown streets.

The laid back atmosphere unfortunately extends to the staff. Don't expect quick service. Oddly enough, this well known fact is part of the charm that is Maude's.

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This is mostly an alternative hangout. The servers dress casually and a little goth (read: black, short and tats showing). This is a laid back atmosphere that you can really hang out in. The outdoor seating area is large and is regularly busy. There is weekend entertainment (Jazz) for a modest $2 cover and the performers are local.
Yes, Maudes has great coffee, anything you want, any flavor and with whip or without. The desserts are huge and to die for. BUT Maudes is so much more! A large movie screen inside for old movies. Board games include a huge selection of favorites and obscure so you can hang out with friends and just relax. You can bring your computer and take advantage of the local wireless hookup and surf while you get your dose of caffeine. It's true that across the street the OTHER coffee shop offers $5 coffees and wireless, but the tables are always taken (read not much space), the outside tables are dinky and the atmosphere is, lets admit it here, pretentuous. Maudes is the real deal and you will find you come back again and again for the people, the diversions and the EXCELLENT coffee!

PROS: What's not to love? Games, movies, Jazz and OH! Coffee!
CONS: If you sit outside expect smokers and loud conversations!

4
★★★★☆

This is mostly an alternative hangout. The servers dress casually and a little goth (read: black, short and tats showing). This is a laid back atmosphere that you can really hang out in. The outdoor seating area is large and is regularly busy. There is weekend entertainment (Jazz) for a modest $2 cover and the performers are local.
Yes, Maudes has great coffee, anything you want, any flavor and with whip or without. The desserts are huge and to die for. BUT Maudes is so much more! A large movie screen inside for old movies. Board games include a huge selection of favorites and obscure so you can hang out with friends and just relax. You can bring your computer and take advantage of the local wireless hookup and surf while you get your dose of caffeine. It's true that across the street the OTHER coffee shop offers $5 coffees and wireless, but the tables are always taken (read not much space), the outside tables are dinky and the atmosphere is, lets admit it here, pretentuous. Maudes is the real deal and you will find you come back again and again for the people, the diversions and the EXCELLENT coffee!

PROS: What's not to love? Games, movies, Jazz and OH! Coffee!
CONS: If you sit outside expect smokers and loud conversations!

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Maude's Classic Caf is a classic in Gainesville. Despite the category: restaurants, it's more like a caf, a local alternative to Starbucks. They serve great coffe and even more amazing desserts and they also provide you with board games so that you can play with your friends. It's downtown, next to the Hippodrome, and provides that special atmosphere that no Starbucks can give.

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★★★★☆

Maude's Classic Caf is a classic in Gainesville. Despite the category: restaurants, it's more like a caf, a local alternative to Starbucks. They serve great coffe and even more amazing desserts and they also provide you with board games so that you can play with your friends. It's downtown, next to the Hippodrome, and provides that special atmosphere that no Starbucks can give.

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AWFUL service! Even worse, after complaining to the owner about the poor service he laughed it off. I waited 30 minutes for a sandwich that had already been made but the server forgot who it was for so it sat there getting cold...the place isn't that big...this is just one of the many chances I've given Maude's and have been dissappointed...Starbucks is right across the way...I can't believe I'm saying it but go there instead!

1
★★☆☆☆

AWFUL service! Even worse, after complaining to the owner about the poor service he laughed it off. I waited 30 minutes for a sandwich that had already been made but the server forgot who it was for so it sat there getting cold...the place isn't that big...this is just one of the many chances I've given Maude's and have been dissappointed...Starbucks is right across the way...I can't believe I'm saying it but go there instead!

Pros: unique

Cons: poor service, poor mangagement, unconcerned owner

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Maude's is the place to go for the dessert your waistline wishes you had never eaten. It's very near the Hippodrome Theatre, making it a great after show hangout. They also offer a nice variety of coffees and teas. Prices are reasonable. Indoor seating is limited, but there is also a nice outdoor seating area.

2
★★★★☆

Maude's is the place to go for the dessert your waistline wishes you had never eaten. It's very near the Hippodrome Theatre, making it a great after show hangout. They also offer a nice variety of coffees and teas. Prices are reasonable. Indoor seating is limited, but there is also a nice outdoor seating area.

Pros: delicious desserts

Cons: parking difficult

 

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