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Palio Coffee and Dessert House

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1996 SE Ladd Ave, Portland, OR 97214-4757
+1 503-232-9412
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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891 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That reflects the feeling and design of the neighborhood. Situated just across from the center of the Ladd circles and squares it can be touristy and noisy during the day, but at night it is quiet and a great place to study. Coffee seemed better with fewer competing coffee houses in the neighborhoood.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a quiet, cool, appropriate place to focus and work...big tables, nice lamps...great environ. Unfortunately, in a town of amazing coffee, these guys come up way short...mediocre at best (and not worth the price compared to other places) with service decidingly lacking. Again, if we were in Lakeview, OR or Nebraska maybe it would be worth it but in... More 

Thank Steve G
Westminster, Maryland
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Just walked here after dinner. It seemed like it was in a neighborhood/on the edge of one...but i could be wrong because it was dark when we arrived. We did walk through a neighborhood to get there and this was on the corner of the circle. The neighborhood was charming and beautiful though. We came for desserts, and we're not... More 

Thank Cmshires
Portland, Oregon
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838 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Expensive, but tasty treats and tea. (A cup of loose leaf tea cost me 4.25, which is higher than most places in Portland.) My peanut butter pie pushed the bill over ten dollars. The cafe has a lot of appealing nooks and crannies, but maybe because of the lack of sound absorbing surfaces, I can hear clearly someone's conversation on... More 

Thank Bryan H
Toronto, Canada
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207 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is my fourth time to Palio. The menu is small but it rotates around freshness. The service is fast professional with comfortable warmth. Their desserts are over the top good!. It was hard to resist the multilayer cakes I choose a berry pie. Best crust ever ! it's crust crispness lasted to the last bite flaky layers. The berries... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were walking through Ladd's Addition enjoying one of Portland's best family neighborhoods when we came to the Palio, it was an oasis in a paradise. A look inside and we were hooked, fresh & delicious looking pastries and an aroma of fresh ground coffee inside a cozy space. The staff were very friendly and we felt... More 

Thank Tom M
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I am a coffee lover and I am always trying to find local gems in the city. This is one of a kind, and up to now one of my favorite places in SE. Coffee is good, food is good, desserts are to DIE FOR! It is a bit over priced but it is worth it.

Thank Marlene A
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Spent a few hours at Palio Coffee House yesterday. The cafe is an 'alternative milk' haven of delight. They do not just have soy; they do not just have almond...they have it all, even hemp. I ordered a black and white mocha with hemp milk! Delicious... so why not 5 stars? Not sure. I ordered the vegetable quiche, it was... More 

Thank Tammy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Tucked into a residential neighborhood on a quiet street sits this gem of a coffe house. Tiffany-style lamps, comfortable seating, complimentary wiFi with purchase and good eats and drinks. I'm a writer and was looking for a place to hole up for a while where I wouldn't feel ai'd outstayed my welcome. This place was perfect. I had a simple... More 

Thank Natalie W
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680 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

A very rare place in ladds addition to buy coffee and rolls etc. Great place to check out if you are nearby. One of a kind place in portland

Thank Cystokid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 1996 SE Ladd Ave, Portland, OR 97214-4757
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-9412

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