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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
+1 503-232-2640
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cobbler” (4 reviews)
“dessert cafe” (2 reviews)
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707 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-2410
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This place has really great desserts! Definitely make sure to check out the bathroom upstairs. You may not want to pee, but it’s worth a look! Waitstaff is really friendly, and service was good. It’s a popular place, so be prepared to wait for a...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The coffee shop came strongly recommended, the decor, music, and general ambience was great, the tables all feature a classical composer (Rimsky Korsakov, get it!) and the menu looked divine. We came on a Tuesday night at 10pm, found a table and waited. And waited....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Oh my gosh, this is an unforgettable place! Our large group came for dessert. Thankfully, someone knew where to go because it wasn't exactly marked. It got busier and busier as the night went on. Quirky and eclectic old house. We sat at one of...More

Thank MommaJage
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Coffee, Tea, & one boatload of a banana split! This old house retrofitted into a low key, dim lit, dessert cafe is open late night and usually pretty busy, offering a self seating semi sort of nonchalant service characteristic of Portland. The menu consists of...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Let me start of by saying that the waitstaff here was excellent. The service was a little slow, but our server made up for that with wit! The menu is simple: Coffees and Desserts. The "Ship Goes to Pieces Against a Rock" was delicious! It's...More

1  Thank HeBrook
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Rimsky-Korsakoffee -- even the name is charming! It is one of the best and quirkiest coffee shops anywhere. There is live music too. The coffee is good and the desserts are gorgeous. We went on weekday evening and there was a queue outside to get...More

1  Thank Swati_55
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We stopped the Rimsky-Koraskoffee House for dessert. We had the raspberry fool and the hot fudge sundae. Both were very good. The house is great! It is an old Victorian house with beautiful wood. Really enjoyed it!

1  Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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!

1  Thank john_w_oleary
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.

Thank Bob K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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