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2366 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-3678
+1 216-621-3838
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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redondo beach
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204 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great little spot and great coffee and deserts . My kids have strict things they need to eat and they wouldn't allow me to bring outside food even though we were spending about $20-25 for coffee and deserts . It was cold and rainy outside and they made us eat it in the car outside the shop. I was told... More 

Thank lb33wonka
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I'm here regularly on my way to work. Civilization makes espresso just the way I like it - NOT sour like a lot of other small cafes. It's a good place to grab breakfast on the go or to sit down for a light lunch.

Thank MrsKendraG
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This place has some really good coffee and really great pastries. I went one Saturday morning with my girlfriend on her recommendation and then went back with my husband the next day because it was so inviting. Had the weather been warming I would have sat outside, but alas in January in Ohio, it's anyone's guess what the weather will... More 

Thank Amanda K
Lorain, Ohio
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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is not another same-old Starbucks. This place is UNIQUE, a place with lots of atmosphere, great coffee selection, and delicious pastries. It is a MUST in the Tremont neighborhood.

Thank Robert W
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I have gone here a number of times since moving to Tremont. Civilization has great coffee, and a variety of other foods and selections on their menu. The staff is polite, professional, and helpful. The prices are reasonable, cheaper than a lot of coffee shops. They also offer free wifi. I'd go here over Starbucks any day.

Thank Mike W
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

As a man who likes a good book and a cozy coffee shop I put a lot of emphasis on atmosphere, but good coffee is important as well. Civilization has five stars for atmosphere. It's an old building with old wood work, classic. Coffee is good not great and few, if any, options. I'll give the product 4 stars, but... More 

Thank James L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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... More 

Thank Daniel B
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank BathMonkey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank paul W
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2366 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-3678
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-621-3838

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