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Black Dog Cafe

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229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5572
+1 850-224-2518
08:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good service, great coffee, nice little view on a sunny Sunday. And our dog enjoyed the walk around the lake.

Thank ppirtyrrab
Quincy, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I've never been here before, but found it doing a search and knew the general area. It took a bit of hunting to find the place as its behind the VFW. Entering, I was greeted by an eclectic cafe with plenty of chairs, some tables, and full of customers. All good signs. I ordered my favorite, a mocha at 165... More 

Thank Mark T
North Augusta, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They had outdoor sitting so I was able to enjoy a cup of coffee with my dog. And even struck up a good conversation with another dog owner there. Was a very enjoyable cup of coffee.

Thank killrbutterfly
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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263 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 14 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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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
American, Cafe
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?