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Spella Caffe

520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204-2109
+1 503-752-0264
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastry” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
“quaint cafe” (2 reviews)
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520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204-2109
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Small quaint cafe with excellent coffee and tea options. It has a Italian café vibe. The espresso was not bitter and so smooth. The barista was super friendly and so knowledgeable. Must place to have genuine latte or cappuccino.

Thank lakhy
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A wonderful super small and quaint cafe with excellent roasted coffee in the Italian tradition. Also, the owner is the barista who makes a fabulous espresso just like many cafe's in Italy.

Thank kenfVancouver_BC
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great little place - no sitting - but you don't need it. The expresso is so amazing, the cappuccino out of this world and the biscotties that we had with it were stellar. Great atmosphere! We will definitively be back here.

Thank Sylvia F
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Just about the best coffee to be found in Portland. Two very delightful baristas to greet you and make you feel welcomed. I bought two containers of coffee beans (not cheap) and the barista threw in the cappuccino for free. Good business practice. When I...More

Thank Chuck Z
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A special coffee shop you can recommend to a friend, to ALL YOUR FRIENDS! Very small place, no seating inside, just two small tables outside. I always "celebrate" my Espresso there, black with a glass of water and I always leave this little tiny cathedral...More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Had an incredible cappuccino at this small but great cafe. They bill themselves as an Italian style cafe, which it is with respect to how well they make coffee drinks. Having lived in Italy, I was a little skeptical going in that the cappuccino would...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Little hidden gem. High quality coffee. Excellent service. Croissants are also very good. Highly recommend this place. Closed weekends.

Thank Hexagone6x6
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good coffee is available all over Portland, but really great coffee is available at Spella's Cafe. The Cafe is a small hole in the wall and the waiting line can be out the door a down the block. Once you have an expresso here you'll...More

Thank Chuck Z
Reviewed 27 June 2016

After going to 4-5 coffee shops in Portland looking for a roaster that wasn't Stumptown, we were delighted to this tiny storefront serving great espresso! A small case offers local pastries, and the baristas are nice, too!

Thank Sunstarved63
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I love Spella. It feels like a little European spot and the coffee is perfect. There are outdoor tables. I encourage you to get an espresso, put a dab of honey in it, and sit outside sipping without once looking at your cell phone. Very...More

Thank sshawnthesquare
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US$5 - US$10
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07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
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  • Address: 520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-752-0264
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