Paris Coffee Roasting

★★★★☆
  • 1553 Platte St Ste 102

    Denver, CO 80202

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  • 303-455-2451

About Paris Coffee Roasting

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 7am - 1am;Fri. - Sat. 7am - 3am;Sun. 10am - 1am

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I really like Paris. I remember after dark meet ups there as a teenager. Drinking Coffee and smoking a few cigs with friends! One of the few places you could actually go to smoke! Things have changed! Gone Downhill.

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★★★★☆

I really like Paris. I remember after dark meet ups there as a teenager. Drinking Coffee and smoking a few cigs with friends! One of the few places you could actually go to smoke! Things have changed! Gone Downhill.

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I used to love Paris until they decided to go from being a coffee/cigar shop to a wine bar. The crowd is now lame...Used to be a great place to spend a Saturday evening full of homework. Now I won't step foot inside, but man do I miss the

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★★★☆☆

I used to love Paris until they decided to go from being a coffee/cigar shop to a wine bar. The crowd is now lame...Used to be a great place to spend a Saturday evening full of homework. Now I won't step foot inside, but man do I miss the

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Artichoke and spinach pizza - back patio - Fat Tire : the makings for a good summer evening. Their brunch is great too. This is a fantastic little place to meet friends or hang out and read the paper. Great atmosphere and good prices.

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★★★★★

Artichoke and spinach pizza - back patio - Fat Tire : the makings for a good summer evening. Their brunch is great too. This is a fantastic little place to meet friends or hang out and read the paper. Great atmosphere and good prices.

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When I think of a cheese and meat "board", especially one for $13 I have a certain level of expectation. High quality cheese, olives, spreads, meats, breads, etc...

At Paris on the Platte they bring you deli meat. Seriously...their "fine cheddar" were deli singles cut into triangles. I wish I were joking. Deli singles of cheddar, deli roast beef, stale french bread, and sliced tomatoes are their $13 "Bordeaux Board".

This would have been bad enough if we didn't sit around waiting 15 minutes for service. There was one bartender who spent the entire evening gabbing with her friend.

It's really sad, because this place LOOKS like it should be awesome. It's got a cool scene, a great location, and great potential. It just fails to execute.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I think of a cheese and meat "board", especially one for $13 I have a certain level of expectation. High quality cheese, olives, spreads, meats, breads, etc...

At Paris on the Platte they bring you deli meat. Seriously...their "fine cheddar" were deli singles cut into triangles. I wish I were joking. Deli singles of cheddar, deli roast beef, stale french bread, and sliced tomatoes are their $13 "Bordeaux Board".

This would have been bad enough if we didn't sit around waiting 15 minutes for service. There was one bartender who spent the entire evening gabbing with her friend.

It's really sad, because this place LOOKS like it should be awesome. It's got a cool scene, a great location, and great potential. It just fails to execute.

Pros: Decent location

Cons: Crappy service, tacky food, uninspiring liquor selection

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I have been going to the coffeehouse for many many years. I is a great artsy environment and the coffee is great. The food is great too!

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★★★★★

I have been going to the coffeehouse for many many years. I is a great artsy environment and the coffee is great. The food is great too!

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Paris on the Platte is a young hip coffee shop. My daughter and her friends go there on a regular basis. The show case local art on the walls. You see a lot of college kids there doing homework, reading and hanging out.

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★★★★☆

Paris on the Platte is a young hip coffee shop. My daughter and her friends go there on a regular basis. The show case local art on the walls. You see a lot of college kids there doing homework, reading and hanging out.

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Paris is a staple in Denver. I was born and raised here and have been going to Paris since I was in high school. I love it & I always will!! I work in the area now and I often stop in for a coffee to go. I notice only one thing that could be changed that would make me and many other people I know happy... put more than one employee behind the register and coffee bar. It is because there is only one employee checking people out and making coffee that the service is so slow.

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★★★★☆

Paris is a staple in Denver. I was born and raised here and have been going to Paris since I was in high school. I love it & I always will!! I work in the area now and I often stop in for a coffee to go. I notice only one thing that could be changed that would make me and many other people I know happy... put more than one employee behind the register and coffee bar. It is because there is only one employee checking people out and making coffee that the service is so slow.

Pros: Open Late, Great Menu, Great Coffee, Great Location!

Cons: Slow, Slow, Slow!!

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Paris Coffee Roasting is a fantastic coffee shop. Their food and coffee is top-notch, and while it does command a premium price, the quality is very high. Their coffee is freshly roasted and they get their chai and other teas specially blended from a local spice shop. When you support Paris Coffee Roasting, not only are you supporting a local small business, but one that works with other small businesses in the area. The people who work at Paris are great. I've never had a single problem with the service. When you go into Paris late at night, when the place is packed, you'll still get great service. The wait staff are attentive but not annoying and get your order right every time.

I'm more than happy to drive half an hour to Paris Coffee Roasting multiple times per week because of the quality of food and drinks, the great people working there, and the fact that I'm supporting a small business.

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★★★★★

Paris Coffee Roasting is a fantastic coffee shop. Their food and coffee is top-notch, and while it does command a premium price, the quality is very high. Their coffee is freshly roasted and they get their chai and other teas specially blended from a local spice shop. When you support Paris Coffee Roasting, not only are you supporting a local small business, but one that works with other small businesses in the area. The people who work at Paris are great. I've never had a single problem with the service. When you go into Paris late at night, when the place is packed, you'll still get great service. The wait staff are attentive but not annoying and get your order right every time.

I'm more than happy to drive half an hour to Paris Coffee Roasting multiple times per week because of the quality of food and drinks, the great people working there, and the fact that I'm supporting a small business.

Pros: Great Food And Coffee

Cons: None

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Okie dokie. So I'm guessing that all of the people who have written bad reviews about this place have never worked in a restaurant. And if you have you should know that when you're almost past the maximum capacity of the building it is sort of hard to treat every customer like they're the only customer in the place. When things get busy (and I don't mean like half the place busy. I mean the entire place is so busy that some people are standing) they can't focus on you and treat you like you're God's gift to mankind. I have been served by pretty much every person that works there and every single one of them has been extremely kind. I only know two of their names (Jason and Shatsta?) but at most places when it's that busy your server won't even give you the time of day let alone their name. Yes. Sometimes you do have to wait for your coffee but it isn't as if they are purposely keeping your coffee/tea/food from you. They're just so busy that they can't bring everyones coffee/tea/food out to them in three minutes. And if you want your coffee or food or tea go drink substandard coffee from Starbucks or go get your food from a fast food joint. Ok? Great things take time. And for the people that say they are "insanely overpriced" you should get over it. When they roast their own beans and make their coffee with care you darn well better expect it to be at least two dollars over the mediocre coffee at Starbucks. Thanks!

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★★★★☆

Okie dokie. So I'm guessing that all of the people who have written bad reviews about this place have never worked in a restaurant. And if you have you should know that when you're almost past the maximum capacity of the building it is sort of hard to treat every customer like they're the only customer in the place. When things get busy (and I don't mean like half the place busy. I mean the entire place is so busy that some people are standing) they can't focus on you and treat you like you're God's gift to mankind. I have been served by pretty much every person that works there and every single one of them has been extremely kind. I only know two of their names (Jason and Shatsta?) but at most places when it's that busy your server won't even give you the time of day let alone their name. Yes. Sometimes you do have to wait for your coffee but it isn't as if they are purposely keeping your coffee/tea/food from you. They're just so busy that they can't bring everyones coffee/tea/food out to them in three minutes. And if you want your coffee or food or tea go drink substandard coffee from Starbucks or go get your food from a fast food joint. Ok? Great things take time. And for the people that say they are "insanely overpriced" you should get over it. When they roast their own beans and make their coffee with care you darn well better expect it to be at least two dollars over the mediocre coffee at Starbucks. Thanks!

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Why all the hate mail for Paris? I don't recognize the place where I ate in the reviews below.

I had a business lunch at Paris yesterday, visiting the coffee shop for the first time since high school. My memories were of 17-year-olds dressed in black, drinking coffee with copious amounts of milk and sugar to mask the fact that we hadn't quite "acquired" that taste yet, and the smell of Cloves. I was a little dubious about the location being up to business par, but gave it a go. I'm happy I did, as a favorite former haunt has grown up quite nicely.

I walked in and grabbed a table. I had a menu and water within minutes, brought by a pierced waitress that never would have gotten a first interview at a chain. She was quick and knowledgeable (leading me to the pesto chicken sandwich - trust me, eat this) and checked in often enough to be helpful but not annoying. And she didn't wear the plastic Starbucks smile that can't be sincere on a $7.50/hr employee. Just a real person doing her job - good enough for me.

So was the experience akin to the Second Coming of coffee? No. But I don't look to a coffee shop to be the epitome of fine dining. I'm not seeking a gastronomical soul mate. I want a solid, local alternative to all of the cookie cutter corporations that Denver seems to breed in its restaurants. I found that at Paris. Do I love the smoke? No. Would I still come back for the chai? Absolutely.

And I can't wait to try the wine bar.

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★★★★★

Why all the hate mail for Paris? I don't recognize the place where I ate in the reviews below.

I had a business lunch at Paris yesterday, visiting the coffee shop for the first time since high school. My memories were of 17-year-olds dressed in black, drinking coffee with copious amounts of milk and sugar to mask the fact that we hadn't quite "acquired" that taste yet, and the smell of Cloves. I was a little dubious about the location being up to business par, but gave it a go. I'm happy I did, as a favorite former haunt has grown up quite nicely.

I walked in and grabbed a table. I had a menu and water within minutes, brought by a pierced waitress that never would have gotten a first interview at a chain. She was quick and knowledgeable (leading me to the pesto chicken sandwich - trust me, eat this) and checked in often enough to be helpful but not annoying. And she didn't wear the plastic Starbucks smile that can't be sincere on a $7.50/hr employee. Just a real person doing her job - good enough for me.

So was the experience akin to the Second Coming of coffee? No. But I don't look to a coffee shop to be the epitome of fine dining. I'm not seeking a gastronomical soul mate. I want a solid, local alternative to all of the cookie cutter corporations that Denver seems to breed in its restaurants. I found that at Paris. Do I love the smoke? No. Would I still come back for the chai? Absolutely.

And I can't wait to try the wine bar.

Pros: funky staff, tasty eats, great value

Cons: smoke

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My friends and I just got back from attempting to have a nice evening at Paris On The Platte.
However, it did not end that way.
Our waitress spilled all of our drinks on all four of us.
She did not apologize, took forever to bring my friends their drinks, and completely forgot mine. Finally, my friend asked for my drink, and the waitress brought it to me... but, it was wrong.
Still, no apology, she proceeded to dodge our table, and not even ask us how we were doing.
We waited around for at least twenty minutes for our check, watching the waitress walk by us, and continue to ignore us.
Finally, we decided to get up and go to the register, where we explained our problem and asked for our drinks to be paid for.
The lady at the register proceeded to argue with us about how it wasn't fair to them if we didn't pay.
In the meantime, our waitress that spilled all over us started crying and ran to the bathroom, STILL NOT APOLOGIZING! If she had taken responsibility for what happened, and actually talked to us, we wouldn't of been upset. But she didn't, so we reasonably tried to ask the woman at the register if we could be discounted more.

As far as I know, customer is always right, you do not argue with the customer. Being a bartender, you pay for the drinks you spill. The customer does not, because it's not their fault.

Furthermore, the woman at the register was a very large b**ch to us, and by treating us so badly, elevated the situation and made a big scene, while we were trying to be rational.

I would not suggest this little coffee shop to anyone, and I will not return.

There has been reports of hair in people's food, and all around bad service from everyone who has worked there.

Do not go to this coffee shop.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I just got back from attempting to have a nice evening at Paris On The Platte.
However, it did not end that way.
Our waitress spilled all of our drinks on all four of us.
She did not apologize, took forever to bring my friends their drinks, and completely forgot mine. Finally, my friend asked for my drink, and the waitress brought it to me... but, it was wrong.
Still, no apology, she proceeded to dodge our table, and not even ask us how we were doing.
We waited around for at least twenty minutes for our check, watching the waitress walk by us, and continue to ignore us.
Finally, we decided to get up and go to the register, where we explained our problem and asked for our drinks to be paid for.
The lady at the register proceeded to argue with us about how it wasn't fair to them if we didn't pay.
In the meantime, our waitress that spilled all over us started crying and ran to the bathroom, STILL NOT APOLOGIZING! If she had taken responsibility for what happened, and actually talked to us, we wouldn't of been upset. But she didn't, so we reasonably tried to ask the woman at the register if we could be discounted more.

As far as I know, customer is always right, you do not argue with the customer. Being a bartender, you pay for the drinks you spill. The customer does not, because it's not their fault.

Furthermore, the woman at the register was a very large b**ch to us, and by treating us so badly, elevated the situation and made a big scene, while we were trying to be rational.

I would not suggest this little coffee shop to anyone, and I will not return.

There has been reports of hair in people's food, and all around bad service from everyone who has worked there.

Do not go to this coffee shop.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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Paris on the Platte used to be a place where one could go, mid day or late night get a cup of Joe and a sandwich. Recently they have made a few changes and you can decide if it is something you like or not. Paris used to be a great, fun place to go. You could jam on some real music, not lame elevator tunes. The servers had personality and it was all around a good time.

Recently, they have made some changes and while some of them are great others make unbearble to go there.

The good: they are working on theirt service problems. Trying to improve service and the speed in which you are served. They made their main dinning area non smoking allowing for a breathable atmosphere. The wine bar is great, good prices and a HUGE wine list.

The Cons: It seems that Paris has censored the music choices picked by the staff. While the hard rock was a poor choice for days, it is no longer a place of free thought and free choices. If I wanted starbucks I'd go to starbucks. The prices, very expensive... you sure aren't getting what you pay for. The internet is slow... it may be free, but you are getting what you pay for, it can only handle like 8 people on their internet connection.

If Paris wants to create the image of exactly what you get at every other coffee shop in denver, their new changes are making it so. The only thing thats saves the place is their wine bar, and their late night hours... I can go to Village in or Perkins and get the same old atmosphere that the new changes are offering...

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★★★☆☆

Paris on the Platte used to be a place where one could go, mid day or late night get a cup of Joe and a sandwich. Recently they have made a few changes and you can decide if it is something you like or not. Paris used to be a great, fun place to go. You could jam on some real music, not lame elevator tunes. The servers had personality and it was all around a good time.

Recently, they have made some changes and while some of them are great others make unbearble to go there.

The good: they are working on theirt service problems. Trying to improve service and the speed in which you are served. They made their main dinning area non smoking allowing for a breathable atmosphere. The wine bar is great, good prices and a HUGE wine list.

The Cons: It seems that Paris has censored the music choices picked by the staff. While the hard rock was a poor choice for days, it is no longer a place of free thought and free choices. If I wanted starbucks I'd go to starbucks. The prices, very expensive... you sure aren't getting what you pay for. The internet is slow... it may be free, but you are getting what you pay for, it can only handle like 8 people on their internet connection.

If Paris wants to create the image of exactly what you get at every other coffee shop in denver, their new changes are making it so. The only thing thats saves the place is their wine bar, and their late night hours... I can go to Village in or Perkins and get the same old atmosphere that the new changes are offering...

Pros: You can still smoke in the back room, Coffee, Wine Bar

Cons: The atmosphere, the prices,

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Unlike so many coffee shops, Paris on the Platte has servers that come to you, is smoking-friendly, and is open into the wee hours of the morning (as a coffee shop should be). They have a solid menu, great food, roast their own beans, and make very good coffees. So why, then, am I giving them just two stars?

The service is absolutely TERRIBLE.

What good is it that their coffee is tasty when it takes them 10 minutes just to notice your existence? Count on another 10-15 (actually, I've waited longer) for your coffee to arrive - even if coffee is all you've ordered. On my last visit I sat at a table that had not been cleaned for over 5 minutes (no place to put my laptop as the table was also wet) and the server PUSHED MY HAND AWAY when I went to get an unused napkin from her tray (after asking her politely if she had any napkins). She indeed came and wiped the table down - only to leave it SO WET I STILL COULDN'T PUT MY LAPTOP ON IT. This is to say nothing of the consistently long time it takes them to get you your bill or pick it up when you're ready. Oh, and did I mention the servers generally unfriendly/annoyed attitude? Good times. Maybe it's not all the servers' fault - they do seem to be stretched quite thin. Regardless, something is not right and it, sadly, ruins what is.

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★★☆☆☆

Unlike so many coffee shops, Paris on the Platte has servers that come to you, is smoking-friendly, and is open into the wee hours of the morning (as a coffee shop should be). They have a solid menu, great food, roast their own beans, and make very good coffees. So why, then, am I giving them just two stars?

The service is absolutely TERRIBLE.

What good is it that their coffee is tasty when it takes them 10 minutes just to notice your existence? Count on another 10-15 (actually, I've waited longer) for your coffee to arrive - even if coffee is all you've ordered. On my last visit I sat at a table that had not been cleaned for over 5 minutes (no place to put my laptop as the table was also wet) and the server PUSHED MY HAND AWAY when I went to get an unused napkin from her tray (after asking her politely if she had any napkins). She indeed came and wiped the table down - only to leave it SO WET I STILL COULDN'T PUT MY LAPTOP ON IT. This is to say nothing of the consistently long time it takes them to get you your bill or pick it up when you're ready. Oh, and did I mention the servers generally unfriendly/annoyed attitude? Good times. Maybe it's not all the servers' fault - they do seem to be stretched quite thin. Regardless, something is not right and it, sadly, ruins what is.

Pros: Great food, coffees, and teas

Cons: Terrible service, pricey

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After reading many of the review on this site about ?Paris? I?m going to make an assumption that most of the folks writing said reviews are yuppies wanting to shine and be number one in a cafe of over 100. Firstly I?ve worked in many kitchens, and while I wouldn?t say all the food here at Paris is top notch, it is pretty good and a few of their specialty foods are excellent. As for the coffee, most people are used to either Folgers or Starbucks; I?ve managed a coffee shop and have enjoyed coffees from all regions of the world. I will say REAL coffee is an acquired taste, Paris? coffee while not the best I?ve had is far better then either the fore mentioned Folgers and Starbucks.

The service in the day is pretty prompt and the staff are always polite. In the evening when the place never has less then 75 people, I does get cramped sometimes and the speed service does decline, its to be expected. As far as staff being rude, I have come to know a few and I will say they are as polite as the respect they are getting. Give a little get a little.

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★★★★☆

After reading many of the review on this site about ?Paris? I?m going to make an assumption that most of the folks writing said reviews are yuppies wanting to shine and be number one in a cafe of over 100. Firstly I?ve worked in many kitchens, and while I wouldn?t say all the food here at Paris is top notch, it is pretty good and a few of their specialty foods are excellent. As for the coffee, most people are used to either Folgers or Starbucks; I?ve managed a coffee shop and have enjoyed coffees from all regions of the world. I will say REAL coffee is an acquired taste, Paris? coffee while not the best I?ve had is far better then either the fore mentioned Folgers and Starbucks.

The service in the day is pretty prompt and the staff are always polite. In the evening when the place never has less then 75 people, I does get cramped sometimes and the speed service does decline, its to be expected. As far as staff being rude, I have come to know a few and I will say they are as polite as the respect they are getting. Give a little get a little.

Pros: Great Place, Highly Recommend

Cons: Prior Reviews Were Poorly Done

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I use to go here with friends all the time back in high school, now I know why it was a high school hang out. This place is pretty chill and great to go sit and chat over cups of chai tea and clove cigarettes for hours, but not good for anything else. If you're looking for food, go try My Brother's Bar located just down the street at the intersection of 15th and Platte. That place has really good burgers that are served fast.
This place is really just for conversation, don't expect much more out of it and you won't be disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

I use to go here with friends all the time back in high school, now I know why it was a high school hang out. This place is pretty chill and great to go sit and chat over cups of chai tea and clove cigarettes for hours, but not good for anything else. If you're looking for food, go try My Brother's Bar located just down the street at the intersection of 15th and Platte. That place has really good burgers that are served fast.
This place is really just for conversation, don't expect much more out of it and you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Good Coffee, Chai Tea, Smokes, and Chill Space

Cons: "OK" service at "OK" prices.. but just barely "OK"

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There are few places to smoke in Denver any more - if you don't like smoke, don't go there. You can enjoy your coffee with your computer for hours at a time - nobody hassles if you are just sitting around. Food is rather good. I crave the nutty cheesy salad. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. If you are in a hurry, go elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

There are few places to smoke in Denver any more - if you don't like smoke, don't go there. You can enjoy your coffee with your computer for hours at a time - nobody hassles if you are just sitting around. Food is rather good. I crave the nutty cheesy salad. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. If you are in a hurry, go elsewhere.

Pros: Free wi-fi

Cons: Looking old and shabby

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This place has terrible service, you can't even breathe in there with all the smoke, and it's extremely dirty! It used to be enjoyable at one time and more clean but it has definitely gone downhill. The quality of the food and drinks has drastically gotten worse. They used to make the best Chai I've ever tasted and now it's either too spicy, too sweet, or has no flavor at all. Their food tastes like cheap frozen dinners. The place is really dirty. The bathrooms are filthy and something just does not seem right when you see baby flies all over the bathroom...can we say Maggots?...makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like. Lastly...terrible service, these people expect tips? Yea right! They are rude rude rude! They will even yell at you if you don't tip them what they think they should get tipped! Forget this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has terrible service, you can't even breathe in there with all the smoke, and it's extremely dirty! It used to be enjoyable at one time and more clean but it has definitely gone downhill. The quality of the food and drinks has drastically gotten worse. They used to make the best Chai I've ever tasted and now it's either too spicy, too sweet, or has no flavor at all. Their food tastes like cheap frozen dinners. The place is really dirty. The bathrooms are filthy and something just does not seem right when you see baby flies all over the bathroom...can we say Maggots?...makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like. Lastly...terrible service, these people expect tips? Yea right! They are rude rude rude! They will even yell at you if you don't tip them what they think they should get tipped! Forget this place.

Pros: music, scene

Cons: bad food, dirty, terrible service, smokey

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A good friend of mine convinced me to go a few weeks ago, and I won't ever go back. The wine bar was ok, I do miss the musty, dusty book store though they should never have renovated it. But the service of the coffee shop?! My gawd! It was horrible! I ordered an Iced coffee from the gal behind the counter ( i think her name was Rachel or something, avoid her at all cost) whoi was extremely brisk and rude to not only me but every one else I saw her interact with. Other then the scared looking chef that is. I waited 20 minutes with out seeing anything that looked remotley like an iced coffee, and when I asked the same girl, she nearly bit my head off. I left with out the coffee and won't be going back. If the managment hired a few staff members that cared about good customer service, this place would be ok. Its crowded and smokey but thats ok, its a nice looking little place. But the service is absolutley horrid and I couldn't tell you what the coffee was like since I never saw mine. And if you do go, try the Godiva Chocholate Espresso Martini. It's the only thing that would even make me consider going back there.

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★☆☆☆☆

A good friend of mine convinced me to go a few weeks ago, and I won't ever go back. The wine bar was ok, I do miss the musty, dusty book store though they should never have renovated it. But the service of the coffee shop?! My gawd! It was horrible! I ordered an Iced coffee from the gal behind the counter ( i think her name was Rachel or something, avoid her at all cost) whoi was extremely brisk and rude to not only me but every one else I saw her interact with. Other then the scared looking chef that is. I waited 20 minutes with out seeing anything that looked remotley like an iced coffee, and when I asked the same girl, she nearly bit my head off. I left with out the coffee and won't be going back. If the managment hired a few staff members that cared about good customer service, this place would be ok. Its crowded and smokey but thats ok, its a nice looking little place. But the service is absolutley horrid and I couldn't tell you what the coffee was like since I never saw mine. And if you do go, try the Godiva Chocholate Espresso Martini. It's the only thing that would even make me consider going back there.

Pros: Martini List

Cons: Service, smokey, small

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Service was terrible! Took an hour to get sandwiches. Dinner salads took 1 hr 20 minutes!!! Restaurant was only 1/2 full or less. It's only a short walk to the corner to My Brother's Bar or Mona's. Food and beverages were very good.

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★★☆☆☆

Service was terrible! Took an hour to get sandwiches. Dinner salads took 1 hr 20 minutes!!! Restaurant was only 1/2 full or less. It's only a short walk to the corner to My Brother's Bar or Mona's. Food and beverages were very good.

Pros: Good food!

Cons: Abyssmal service!!!

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My friend and I went in to Paris yesterday around 3pm. There was no line at all when we ordered our two cold sandwiches to go. The waitress barked at my friend, who ordered her sandwich verbatim from the menu. Apparently, the menu was printed incorrectly. After 30 minutes, I approached the register again to see if our order was coming. The waitress waved me off, assuring me the sandwiches were on their way out. The chef in the back looked stoned and seemed not to care about the number of order tickets accumulating on his spin-around. After 45 minutes of waiting, our sandwiches were brought to us. They tasted alright, but not worth the 45 minute wait. We walked past several angry customers on the way out as we vowed never to return. The staff at Paris wouldn't understand the meaning of customer service (or any multi-syllable phrase for that matter) if it was tattooed in black across their foreheads.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went in to Paris yesterday around 3pm. There was no line at all when we ordered our two cold sandwiches to go. The waitress barked at my friend, who ordered her sandwich verbatim from the menu. Apparently, the menu was printed incorrectly. After 30 minutes, I approached the register again to see if our order was coming. The waitress waved me off, assuring me the sandwiches were on their way out. The chef in the back looked stoned and seemed not to care about the number of order tickets accumulating on his spin-around. After 45 minutes of waiting, our sandwiches were brought to us. They tasted alright, but not worth the 45 minute wait. We walked past several angry customers on the way out as we vowed never to return. The staff at Paris wouldn't understand the meaning of customer service (or any multi-syllable phrase for that matter) if it was tattooed in black across their foreheads.

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Ok, so Paris has been here for years and years. I have older friends who tell stories of when they went there in the early 90's with good memories. Personally, I like to call it home. Yes, the clientelle is very yuppie(ish)...Yes, the service really stinks sometimes...Yes, the coffee can be good (depending on how well it was roasted that week)...Yes, the music is blared so loud sometimes that you can't think...Yes, the chairs are incredibly uncomfortable and the tables are so close together that you feel everyone's in your bubble...And yes, they did close down the bookstore, but I feel that one thing makes up for it all - You can smoke legally here! The art is also typically decent and from local artists (although I'm sure that the colors are a lot brighter before they are hung up there...tar stains). To top this all off, the Internet (wireless AND wired) is fairly decent, as long as no one is downloading music illegally. Basically, if you want what God intended to be soulmates (coffee and cigarettes), and have some decent food, Paris on the Platte is an excellent choice for lunch to early morning fun.

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★★★★☆

Ok, so Paris has been here for years and years. I have older friends who tell stories of when they went there in the early 90's with good memories. Personally, I like to call it home. Yes, the clientelle is very yuppie(ish)...Yes, the service really stinks sometimes...Yes, the coffee can be good (depending on how well it was roasted that week)...Yes, the music is blared so loud sometimes that you can't think...Yes, the chairs are incredibly uncomfortable and the tables are so close together that you feel everyone's in your bubble...And yes, they did close down the bookstore, but I feel that one thing makes up for it all - You can smoke legally here! The art is also typically decent and from local artists (although I'm sure that the colors are a lot brighter before they are hung up there...tar stains). To top this all off, the Internet (wireless AND wired) is fairly decent, as long as no one is downloading music illegally. Basically, if you want what God intended to be soulmates (coffee and cigarettes), and have some decent food, Paris on the Platte is an excellent choice for lunch to early morning fun.

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This is a really unique place in Denver and a fun place to go with friends late at night. The different coffee drinks all taste really great and the people watching at this place is really something. It can get very smoky though. Great place to hang out on a Friday night!

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★★★★☆

This is a really unique place in Denver and a fun place to go with friends late at night. The different coffee drinks all taste really great and the people watching at this place is really something. It can get very smoky though. Great place to hang out on a Friday night!

Pros: Coffee and atmosphere

Cons: Service and parking

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I am new to the area and an avid Latte drinker. I looked up this place from citysearch and drove about 15 miles in a hope to get good coffee. Needless to say my wife and I were thoroughly disappointed. Their latte tasted like "burnt wood."

This recommendation is purely based upon the quality of their latte.
IMHO: Don't go for their coffee.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am new to the area and an avid Latte drinker. I looked up this place from citysearch and drove about 15 miles in a hope to get good coffee. Needless to say my wife and I were thoroughly disappointed. Their latte tasted like "burnt wood."

This recommendation is purely based upon the quality of their latte.
IMHO: Don't go for their coffee.

Pros: Open late.

Cons: Bad coffee and service.

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Three years ago, I would have written a glowing review of this place. It was sort of my home away from home when I had just arrived in Denver. Now, I'm older, wiser, and considerably happier with Denver. But Paris! What has happened to you?

They took out the fun, musty old used bookstore and the cigarette counter?? They replaced it with a wine bar??!!! They removed that cool little man-in-the-moon that used to hide on the ceiling? THEY LOST THEIR FREE PARKING LOT?? Something terrible has happened. The idiots at Paris decided, instead, to appeal to the teeny trickle of yuppies that comes in during the day, not the hoardes of alternative folks that pour in at night (who most obviously are bringing them the most income). Shame on you, Paris. I'm not coming back anymore.

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★★★☆☆

Three years ago, I would have written a glowing review of this place. It was sort of my home away from home when I had just arrived in Denver. Now, I'm older, wiser, and considerably happier with Denver. But Paris! What has happened to you?

They took out the fun, musty old used bookstore and the cigarette counter?? They replaced it with a wine bar??!!! They removed that cool little man-in-the-moon that used to hide on the ceiling? THEY LOST THEIR FREE PARKING LOT?? Something terrible has happened. The idiots at Paris decided, instead, to appeal to the teeny trickle of yuppies that comes in during the day, not the hoardes of alternative folks that pour in at night (who most obviously are bringing them the most income). Shame on you, Paris. I'm not coming back anymore.

Pros: grilled cheeses, big pots of hot cocoa, free matchbooks

Cons: yuppies, metered parking , bad art

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I often go to Paris on the Platte. Yes, you have to wait for service, yes, the tables are so close that you end up bumping elbows with people, yes, it does sometimes seem I am the only person without a funky haircut and the latest in goth wear, but, you cannot beat someplace that gives you coffee by the huddle and actually (gasp!) lets you enjoy coffee the way it should be, cup in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

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★★★★★

I often go to Paris on the Platte. Yes, you have to wait for service, yes, the tables are so close that you end up bumping elbows with people, yes, it does sometimes seem I am the only person without a funky haircut and the latest in goth wear, but, you cannot beat someplace that gives you coffee by the huddle and actually (gasp!) lets you enjoy coffee the way it should be, cup in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

Pros: you can smoke indoors, coffee by the huddle, you can smoke indoors

Cons: not so cheap

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Paris has to be one of the greatest places in Denver. Its Smokey, but if you dont feel like being surrounded by drunken people, where else are you going to be late at night? The building has a nice atmosphere. There's always some awesome artwork on the walls. The chi tea is pretty good as well. Besides the atmosphere of the interior, its the people go there that make Paris what it is. Every person that comes in there has something on his or her mind, not the crowed that goes storming through Starbucks. Its more the crowed that avoids big corporate chains. If you go to Paris, go with company you enjoy. Be going there to enjoy the moment, not the run in for a quick lunch kind of bit. Paris is defiantly a business that shows support for the local scene (mostly artist), not to mention the youth.

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★★★★★

Paris has to be one of the greatest places in Denver. Its Smokey, but if you dont feel like being surrounded by drunken people, where else are you going to be late at night? The building has a nice atmosphere. There's always some awesome artwork on the walls. The chi tea is pretty good as well. Besides the atmosphere of the interior, its the people go there that make Paris what it is. Every person that comes in there has something on his or her mind, not the crowed that goes storming through Starbucks. Its more the crowed that avoids big corporate chains. If you go to Paris, go with company you enjoy. Be going there to enjoy the moment, not the run in for a quick lunch kind of bit. Paris is defiantly a business that shows support for the local scene (mostly artist), not to mention the youth.

Pros: The People, Visual appeal/ feel, Internet Hook Up

Cons: Limited Parking, Can be busy

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Just moved to Colorado from the Washington DC area, about a week ago.

A new friend took me to Paris on the Platte.
We showed up around 7pm on a Monday night.
I don't drink coffee, so I bought a smoothie. Wasn't bad, but was a little expensive for what it was (a little too runny). Still tasted fine.

By the time we left, after 8pm, it was already starting to get pretty busy. I can just imagine how crazy that place gets on the weekends!

Cute place, I will probably return.

PS. If you bring your own laptop, you can hook up to their internet for free.
Also, the artwork on the walls are done by local artists and are for sell.

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★★★★☆

Just moved to Colorado from the Washington DC area, about a week ago.

A new friend took me to Paris on the Platte.
We showed up around 7pm on a Monday night.
I don't drink coffee, so I bought a smoothie. Wasn't bad, but was a little expensive for what it was (a little too runny). Still tasted fine.

By the time we left, after 8pm, it was already starting to get pretty busy. I can just imagine how crazy that place gets on the weekends!

Cute place, I will probably return.

PS. If you bring your own laptop, you can hook up to their internet for free.
Also, the artwork on the walls are done by local artists and are for sell.

Pros: Free internet hook-up, Sells local artwork, outdoor seating

Cons: Can get crowded, Some items are pricey

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Paris only became popular in the first place because the members of a local, extremely run of the mill Goth/Industrial band used to work and hang out there. So if you're into bad coffee, subpar food, poser kids and wannabe intellectuals then this is the place for you. Service is nonexistant and, in the event that you're not snubbed, you probably won't be able to enjoy your drink due to the overwhelming smoke, cheap perfume and BO. Their idea of "underground" music these days is "The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones" and "Metallica" (A.K.A. crap). This joint is for people too poor or too young to go to a decent club or coffee house. Nuff said.

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★☆☆☆☆

Paris only became popular in the first place because the members of a local, extremely run of the mill Goth/Industrial band used to work and hang out there. So if you're into bad coffee, subpar food, poser kids and wannabe intellectuals then this is the place for you. Service is nonexistant and, in the event that you're not snubbed, you probably won't be able to enjoy your drink due to the overwhelming smoke, cheap perfume and BO. Their idea of "underground" music these days is "The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones" and "Metallica" (A.K.A. crap). This joint is for people too poor or too young to go to a decent club or coffee house. Nuff said.

Pros: None

Cons: The Food and Drink, The People, The Smell

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Had such bad service in my life! I walked into Paris on Platte and was immediately overcome by the smoke in the air. I asked for an iced herbal tea and was rudely told that they do not offer such a thing. The pretentious staff and dark ambiance made for a VERY unpleasant experience and you could pay me to go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had such bad service in my life! I walked into Paris on Platte and was immediately overcome by the smoke in the air. I asked for an iced herbal tea and was rudely told that they do not offer such a thing. The pretentious staff and dark ambiance made for a VERY unpleasant experience and you could pay me to go back.

Cons: Rude , Smokey

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Paris on the Platte is a must go to, for locals, visitors, and anyone else. I go there at least 4 times a month! They've got a great artsy crowd, wireless and plug in internet, all types of drinks, and a wide variety of tasty food. The art on the walls is by local artists and is rotated regularly to provide an new atmosphere every time you go in. Parking is available on the street (meters until 8 I think), and they have a parking lot next door too. It's a great place to go alone with a good book/paper to write, or with a group of friends just to hang out.

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★★★★★

Paris on the Platte is a must go to, for locals, visitors, and anyone else. I go there at least 4 times a month! They've got a great artsy crowd, wireless and plug in internet, all types of drinks, and a wide variety of tasty food. The art on the walls is by local artists and is rotated regularly to provide an new atmosphere every time you go in. Parking is available on the street (meters until 8 I think), and they have a parking lot next door too. It's a great place to go alone with a good book/paper to write, or with a group of friends just to hang out.

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Service is non existant. They roast their own -- they shouldn't! Maybe they could get coffee from a local roaster like Cafe NOVO, at least it wont be burnt.
I guess it works for the location, The crowd is dark and they don't go their because they desire good coffee, they just want caffiene. Who else would order a pitcher of overroasted and poorly pulled espresso and drip coffee? They also have unusual coffee concoctions invented to cover the burnt toast flavor of their coffee (Who puts half an orange in a coffee drink? Preposterous!

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★☆☆☆☆

Service is non existant. They roast their own -- they shouldn't! Maybe they could get coffee from a local roaster like Cafe NOVO, at least it wont be burnt.
I guess it works for the location, The crowd is dark and they don't go their because they desire good coffee, they just want caffiene. Who else would order a pitcher of overroasted and poorly pulled espresso and drip coffee? They also have unusual coffee concoctions invented to cover the burnt toast flavor of their coffee (Who puts half an orange in a coffee drink? Preposterous!

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One of my favorite coffee shops ever in one of Denver's best neighborhoods. I lived across the street and miss Paris (and My Brothers Bar) everyday. Good, strong coffee brewed right in house, cool new art on the walls, great staff, late (& early) hours for us caffiene freaks and an eclectic crowd give this place mad character. Plus you can buy bags to take home which feature the work of a local artist on the labels.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite coffee shops ever in one of Denver's best neighborhoods. I lived across the street and miss Paris (and My Brothers Bar) everyday. Good, strong coffee brewed right in house, cool new art on the walls, great staff, late (& early) hours for us caffiene freaks and an eclectic crowd give this place mad character. Plus you can buy bags to take home which feature the work of a local artist on the labels.

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whenever i'm in denver i make it a point to go by paris. they roast the coffee there weekly and the staff is usually awesome. if you don't like crowds and you want quik service don't go on the weekends after 9pm, its a madhouse. during the day its very quiet and relaxed but as soon as the younger crowd starts to roll in(normally around 8pm) it starts to be a little much. overall great coffee, good food(focaccia pizzas are the best), great place to hang out and actually meet people that aren't drunk. by the way take home a pound of unground beans its the best.

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★★★★★

whenever i'm in denver i make it a point to go by paris. they roast the coffee there weekly and the staff is usually awesome. if you don't like crowds and you want quik service don't go on the weekends after 9pm, its a madhouse. during the day its very quiet and relaxed but as soon as the younger crowd starts to roll in(normally around 8pm) it starts to be a little much. overall great coffee, good food(focaccia pizzas are the best), great place to hang out and actually meet people that aren't drunk. by the way take home a pound of unground beans its the best.

Pros: great people, best coffee, crowded weekends

Cons: smokey, crowded weekends

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Paris is the best place I've been in Denver. I love everything about that place, especially the atmosphere! The waitors/waitresses are really cool. I love to go there to read and write. It's a place lots of punks and goths go....and me :)!

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★★★★★

Paris is the best place I've been in Denver. I love everything about that place, especially the atmosphere! The waitors/waitresses are really cool. I love to go there to read and write. It's a place lots of punks and goths go....and me :)!

Pros: GREAT FOOD, cool people, GOOD MUSIC!

Cons: not much parking, lots of smoke, sometimes crowded

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Paris on the Platte is incredible! I love the art that decorates the walls and is available to buy. It's totally relaxed and inviting, allowing you to sit and talk or play cards or chess.

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★★★★★

Paris on the Platte is incredible! I love the art that decorates the walls and is available to buy. It's totally relaxed and inviting, allowing you to sit and talk or play cards or chess.

Pros: relaxed, fun, inexpensive

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Paris on the Platte is @#@$ing awesome. Artsy coffee shops where the cooks listen to Radiohead and an assortment of everyone from goth kids to middle aged tourists hang out together are always good in my book.

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★★★★★

Paris on the Platte is @#@$ing awesome. Artsy coffee shops where the cooks listen to Radiohead and an assortment of everyone from goth kids to middle aged tourists hang out together are always good in my book.

Pros: reasonable pricing, not Starbucks!, good vibe

Cons: crowded, little parking, more ashtrays!

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i have only been there a couple of times, but it is a cool place to hang out and have coffee. lot of atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

i have only been there a couple of times, but it is a cool place to hang out and have coffee. lot of atmosphere.

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Thank the Lord! A street without a Starbucks. Paris on the PLatt has a lot to offer as a neighborhood coffee house. ck it out!

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★★★★★

Thank the Lord! A street without a Starbucks. Paris on the PLatt has a lot to offer as a neighborhood coffee house. ck it out!

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great atmosphere, friendly staff & most important TERRIFIC coffee! great place to take a coffee break & clear your head. there is a used book store next store that they are affiliated with that is also terrific.

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★★★★★

great atmosphere, friendly staff & most important TERRIFIC coffee! great place to take a coffee break & clear your head. there is a used book store next store that they are affiliated with that is also terrific.

Pros: cool atmosphere

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The waitstaff has never been known for being all that nice to people or being able to wait tables that well. But, I still end up at Paris at least a few times a week for my fix of burnt coffee and constant torment from the staff. Stop by some time. I'll be the dork in the corner with glasses.

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★★★★★

The waitstaff has never been known for being all that nice to people or being able to wait tables that well. But, I still end up at Paris at least a few times a week for my fix of burnt coffee and constant torment from the staff. Stop by some time. I'll be the dork in the corner with glasses.

Pros: Coffee, Teenage Girls, Outdoor Seating

Cons: Waitstaff, Crowded, Loud

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I think this is one of the best coffee houses that I have been to in the country. They have a very down to earth, anything goes kind of atmosphere. They staff is nice and they are not always bugging you. On top of all that, you can order most of your favourite drinks in a pitcher...

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★★★★★

I think this is one of the best coffee houses that I have been to in the country. They have a very down to earth, anything goes kind of atmosphere. They staff is nice and they are not always bugging you. On top of all that, you can order most of your favourite drinks in a pitcher...

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Dimly lit, relaxing wine bar done up in light woods and burgundy hues serves dozens of wines, plus cheeses and other light appetizers.

 

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