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Spella Caffe

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520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-752-0264
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
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Naples, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Pocatello, Idaho
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 walked out the door and took my first slip, it was heaven. Coffee should always... More 

Thank Chuck Z
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 of outstanding coffee with a smile. Grazie Mille!

Thank Martin E
Denver, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 be any better or worse than other American cafes, but it really was. Coffee was... More 

Thank Frank S
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259 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Pocatello, Idaho
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 know why.

Thank Chuck Z
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 reinvigorating.

Thank sshawnthesquare
Belmullet, Co. Mayo
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Having sampled many 'efforts' at making a 'flat white' coffee on our four day road trip to Portland I was so happy to be served the perfect one at Spella, many thanks to all! The staff are really friendly and chatty as well. I would describe Spella as a small coffee shop with outdoor seating for about 8 persons. There... More 

Thank DromCaoin
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The information center recommended this place and we were not disappointed. 2 flavors of gelato and some good coffee. We only tried the adffogato and it was wow! Highly recommend. This spot can be easily missed as it is a tiny little coffee place but look out for it on your next trip.

Thank Rory R

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-752-0264

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