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A Step Back in Time Coffee and Deli

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418 W Main St, Safford, AZ 85546-2725
+1 928-428-6911
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Safford Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place isn't very clean, the walls have cracks. None of the food is cooked fresh, most of it is done in a microwave. Also the owner isn't very pleasant with the staff.

1 Thank Bfhott
Thatcher, Arizona
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My folks and I came here a couple times and loved it. Panini style sandwiches, coffee, they have all kinds of tasty things for different appetites. Pretty healthy, and very fresh ingredients. Service was slow but the server is the cook so take that as you may.

Thank eireheather
Safford, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2015

very quaint coffee shop. great sandwiches but you might have to wait awhile if its even slightly busy. the staff turnover is a problem and finding a good barista seems to be difficult. seating is limited, but the size just adds to its appeal.

Thank John E
Glendale, Arizona
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Wife got a GREAT cup of coffee here and we had a nice chat with Donna (barista) about this,....that,.... and her little town of Safford. Place is old and the neighborhood is falling apart but, you've got to grab a cup or two of jo here when in the area. Ron.

1 Thank avie8tor
Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The food was ok, the service slow and the location delightful. Like stepping into the college bistro's in Tucson but not as well organized. It may get there, but it's just ok now.

2 Thank visitthemall
Maricopa, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

A refreshing change from all the Mexican restaurants in town. This quiet bistro setting with outdoor covered dining area has great food, featuring an expanded menu of paninis, fresh salads, and smoothies. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful, and the manager was very engaged with the customers.

1 Thank Anne B
Safford, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Amazing sandwiches, smoothies, and tea. Cute little hide-a-way. I love sitting on the patio which is great most of the year. Love to go with a friend and enjoy and cup of tea.

3 Thank KallyEfros

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cafe, Healthy
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W Main St, Safford, AZ 85546-2725
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Safford
  • Phone Number: +1 928-428-6911
We are located in a historic Downtown building. It used to be a hardware store. Our store is made to look like an early 1900s bar. We have a long counter on one side of the room and tables on the other. We are continuously renovating and improving the existing building. Our bakery is currently under construction, but should be done in about 6 months. We will bake our own breads, pastries, and the like. We also plan to open up the building next to us and make it into a fine dining establishment. That is a few years off, but we are very excited about it.

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