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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
+1 503-232-2640
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19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think there's some lore around this place that social media has helped dissipate. It's in an old house next to a gas station, and there's not a formal sign, per say, but something taped in the door window so you know you've found the place. It's a sassy place, which I loved! The server put a candle on my... More 

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Thank Andrea K
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We opted out of dessert at a vegan restaurant and came here instead. Good call. Raspberry fool, blackberry cobbler and the ginger cake were all great!

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Thank john_w_oleary
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Was empty but wait for seating was long. Maitre de / waiter was odd, but turned out to be odd-friendly. Tea was excellent. Decor was... strange. Classical background music. Next time I'd bring a game to play.

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Thank Bob K
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is so cool. The desserts and coffee are awesome, and well worth the visit. But the decor is really outstanding. Everything is decorated in Victorian style - and there are a few surprises in store as well. The wait staff is also fantastic.

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Thank Lauren S
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was great with live music in the background. The mexican mocha taste like it was from starbuck and the fudge brownie was just perfect. The bathroom was another story. They did such a good job on the decoration. It was a little creepy. I was scared to walk in because the light was very dim with... More 

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Thank xXPerfectReviewsXx
Brighton, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very unique and different experience. The dessert was awesome. The Mexican Mocha was amazing! And the musician was very lovely and kind. Never experienced a place that made me feel so many different things at once. Can't really explain it... you will have to go to experience it yourself . We took our 3 boys ages, 16,15 and 12. Went... More 

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Thank GreenFam80603
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place! We make it our go-to place for incredibly good coffee and very tasty desserts whenever we're out and about in Portland later in the evening. The waitstaff is wonderful - friendly, helpful and ready with coffee refills. Last night we had the warmed apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream, topped with whipped cream and fresh... More 

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Thank Sue A
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Being a classically-trained musician, I mostly went here because I thought the name was funny. I didn't know what to expect, but it was definitely an experience! Food: I had a cappuccino, and my husband had an iced latte. Both were some of the best we'd ever tasted. I'd originally wanted to try the orange cappuccino, but the waitress said... More 

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Thank Lydia L
Vancouver, Washington
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Feelings of unease and comfort can rarely occupy the same space. When they do, it may feel a lot like what Rimsky has to offer. Dark, yet warm. Atmospheric yet disconnected. Cramped, without once producing feelings of claustrophobia. From the outside, it takes the appearance of an aging house, that presumably was built long ago, but smacks of having an... More 

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Thank Jeremyka_11
Prague, Czech Republic
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

An old house that's been converted into a coffee and desserts cafe that really laid back and the epitome of hipster. There are musicians occasionally and the desserts are great! Everyone goes to see the bathroom though as its both creepy and fascinating.

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Thank Sarah K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-2640

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