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The Governor's Cup

471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
+1 503-581-9675
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
19 Jan 2018
“Great local coffee spot!”
25 May 2017
“Nice local coffee ”
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Cafe, Fast food
471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I was visiting friends in Salem and so while they were at work I stopped in and spent an hour at the Gov Cup. Friendly warm atmosphere, lots of seating, friendly help. I love the bagels displayed on dowels, and all of the local art...More

Thank Alline A
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and a bagel at this downtown coffee house. It's got that relaxed old school coffee house atmosphere that seems to be rare these days. Relaxed, funky, eclectic would be few words that come to mind. Good place to write a book...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the original coffee bar in Salem. It's where people go to be seen. Very good, hand crafted coffee drinks. It's just legit.

Thank jsharpton
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great place to pop into on a cold day for a cup of tea or coffee. Comfy booths, friendly staff, really good bagels, and a soundtrack straight out of the coffeehouses of the '60s.

Thank VagabondKatt
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had family meet for bagel egg sandwich, drink and kombacha. Browsed local farmers market but still wanted a sit down in AC environment...passed over their outdoor seating- neat and cozy but headed for inside coolness. Walls were full of paintings, eclectic art, & a genuine...More

Thank Keepersmit
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Salem has a growing culture and the Gov Cup is one of the bright spots. This two level cafe include a roaster which they use all the time, a few laptop plugs on both levels, and big tables with sturdy chairs. Many newer shops including...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My first reaction upon walking in here for the first time was like "all eyes are on me!" Every table was in use with laptops/book work in front of the people sitting there and maybe 3 tables were actually being used for connection with another...More

Thank Reenz907
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Great local spot in downtown Salem. Coffee is roasted in house and has a very comfortable atmosphere even when they're busy. Great selection of loose leaf tea. Try a bagel sandwich (served til 2pm) or check out a friday night, no cover charge for live...More

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The Sweetheart for You breakfast sandwich was fantastic. It is a great mix flavors. We also enjoyed our cappuccinos and the ambiance. Great place to hang out.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a regular stop for many Salem coffee drinkers, Coffee is good and bagels are fresh. The small space isn't great for private conversations but is wi-fi users are very comfortable here!

Thank CascadeSalem
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Gail S
1 November 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
No reservations, arrive early if you want a table. There is additional seating upstairs. This a small venue.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-581-9675
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