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“Great atmosphere and coffee”
Review of Civilization

Civilization
Ranked #7 of 38 Coffee & Tea in Cleveland
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Reviewed 25 April 2015

I have been here a couple times, just for coffee, but decided on lunch for a Sunday afternoon. The baristas were friendly and polite as always and served a fresh cup of phenomenal coffee. They then made the sandwich (tuna salad) fresh with crisp lettuce ripe tomato and really good bread.

Aside from the food and coffee being excellent, the atmosphere of this place is very enjoyable. It feels like an old community coffee shop, a good lunch time gathering place with a long wood bar and dark but cozy lighting. This is a great place to drop in for lunch or just to drink coffee and read the paper.

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Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Located in the downtown neighborhood of Tremont, this lunch spot reminded us of the Ballard area in Seattle. Nice vibe, lovely baked goods, delicious croissant sandwiches and some outdoor tables make a lovely spot to spend a relaxing hour or two.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Civilization could give a crap about this review. Does not do twitter, FB, Instagram, tinder, Etc. Just started taking credit cards in June of gosh darn 2014. I love them. They have a million dollar location on the corner of Lincoln Park and treat you like your $1.95 cup of coffee is the difference between them staying in business or not. The owner is there every morning smiling and hand washing the counters. There is the same lovable man sweeping the patio the same way at 7am every day 365 days a year. If Norman Rockwell showed up to paint a picture he would ask them to "tone it down" with the Americana. This might be the best coffee shop in Ohio.

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Thank paul W
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed stopping here on a frigid day of touring Cleveland. Mexican Hot Chocolate is amazing. Great decor too!

Thank Dparke3
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

The coffee here isn't bad, and there's a nice assortment of pastries/bagels. The atmosphere is really cozy, but no matter what time of day I go there, the tables are all occupied by people on their laptops, taking up one whole table to a single person. The owner is a dear, but the rest of the staff is rude, rude, rude! Take your business a block north to Loop coffeeshop instead.

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Thank happyincle
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