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Common Knowledge Bookstore and Tea House

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823 Main St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1937
+1 208-263-0178
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Sandpoint, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Lovely used bookstore with very helpful staff. Great place for a healthy breakfast or lunch. Peaceful outside seating or indoors.

Thank Anne H
Sandpoint, Idaho
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of the healthiest places to eat in Sandpoint with one of the few remaining artsy bookstore cafes in the USA.

Thank DavidMabelle
Tumon, Mariana Islands
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Love to stop in after sweating at SWAC for a healthy reward. Always delicious and a nice peaceful atmosphere to enjoy your meal.

Thank MassageMavan
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Love their food, always fresh and excellent prep. so wonderful to have the bookstore right there. Excellent job of keeping books that are up to date and good.

Thank sube2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

We all piled into the minivan for a Saturday breakfast on our most recent visit to Idaho. That totals six passengers, so we were crowded and I was hungry. I thought it odd that my wife and I were told to keep the destination secret from our 13 year old granddaughter. "It's a surprise" they said. OK, I can keep... More 

3 Thank ready314
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

I'm a local here in Sandpoint and have eaten at Common Knowledge plenty! I just wanted to write a review for all visiting so they know how wonderful this gem is! Everything is organic, fresh and filling! Bang for your buck for sure! All sauces delightfully unique and made from scratch! Mostly vegan/vegetarian/gf. Great coffee/espresso too! I've lived and ate... More 

Thank Casey C
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Vegetarian delight from smoothies, salads and even gluten free dishes. The Tempeh salad was fresh and delicious and the wild coho salmon curry was tasty good. The fish was cooked perfectly. They even had great espresso. Wish we had more time to visit the bookstore.

Thank Trekduet
Cuenca, Ecuador
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This place is a one-of-a-kind place. Not only is it a fantastic used book store, there is an amazing vegetarian cafe, too! The food is sublime (my favorite is the breakfast pesto scramble - mmmmm). Many kinds of tea, homemade limeade, soups, vegan brownies and more. They usually have lots of local art on the walls and in the warmer... More 

Thank sanguinewanderer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

the cafe is located in a bookstore. It has a new-age, hippie vibe, but don't be fooled into thinking its food is plain. Their salads, soups and sandwiches are top-rate and the food is organic. The sesame dressing is the best that I've tasted. Sometimes the wait can be a little long, but the food is worth it!

Thank Claudia H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Delicious and friendly. A good menu that we would like to see grow. Great atmosphere and terrific concept. Very child friendly with outdoor seating as well. Great addition to Sandpoint's fare.

Thank Deb B

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Address: 823 Main St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1937
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-0178

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