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Black Dog Cafe

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229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
+1 850-224-2518
07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love to come here to work on my school work or just to sit on the back porch over looking lake Ella and read a good book with a small pot of tea or a tasty cup of coffee! Highly recommended!

Thank kdsrn
Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I swung by here today and had a little cuppa coffee and it was great. I asked for a shot of espresso to be added and it was top quality. My friends also got a bagels with cream cheese and some pastries. All in all we had a nice little picnic. There's outdoor seating and you can even cross the... More 

Thank Pam A
Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Black Dog is probably my favorite coffee house. The staff are usually super friendly and the food and drinks are great. It's a great environment for chatting with friends, reading, studying, or taking a walk around the lake.

Thank flesh-cladmonster
St. Petersburg, Florida
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239 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

(Warning: young adult visitors from Tampa Bay in for the weekend) It seemed as if every seat indoors was taken up by silent, studious folk so we were forced to drink outside around Lake Ella (which is not a loss at all) DRINK OFFERINGS ARE CRAFTED AS WELL AS OTHER OFFERINGS Although it wasn’t on the board, they easily created... More 

Thank Pyra-Danny
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just been here, coffee and chai latte very good, pleasant ppl and convenient prices. Also the place is nice to spend even few hours reading and drinking a coffee over hella lake. Definitely better than Starbucks

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place for our coffee after our 2 mile walk. Great customer service and atmosphere we just love the place.

Thank Donna J
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my mom and both of us just absolutely loved it! It's so nice to see people taking their laptops with them and working in peace in there. An extra yay for vegan options 🍀

Thank Vanessa U
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Cute local cafe on lake Ella. They grind beans for a decent espresso but very limited food options. Lacks true friendly service you'd expect in a local joint.

Thank FloridaGiraffina
Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I always come to this place with my family and friends and we always have a great time. We sit outside, and that way our doggie can enjoy the fresh air and the view with us :)

Thank passiontraveler23
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Black Dog is by far my favorite place in Tallahassee so far. It is located right on Lake Ella, has outdoor seating, wonderful, local coffee and a very relaxing and quiet atmosphere for people that want to study. I appreciate the fact that they offer almond milk and vegan treats. Would recommend for anyone that enjoys a good cup of... More 

Thank Emily J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-224-2518

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?