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Oso Negro Coffee

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604 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 7B1, Canada
+1 250-352-7661
07:00 - 18:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Penticton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing inside and out a must see!! Coffees pretty good to 👍 They serve food to and it's great as well. Just ask a local and they can tell you where it is.

Thank Weskorstrom
Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly addictive, organic coffee. The strongest cup o' joe in town. Fast service, awesome breakfast bun, and if you're lucky chocolate sprinkles a top of your steamed cream latte.

Thank vitamin_jak
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Girls are Amazing Friendly, Celta, Raven, Carlie, Caitlin, too many to list always have a Smile & remember what Your favorite beverage is each day. Home made scones are The best.

Thank zenwick
Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best dark roast coffee in the province. Some may find it a bit strong but thats just cause your used to the wimpy city medium blends. Strap on and get after life buddy!

Thank Chad H
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building and gardens,benches & wrought iron decor. Coffee was REALLY strong. Didn't love it. Breakfast sandwich ok & 'tweet' granola puck was great. Im not sure what all the hype is about. Just another cafe.

Thank Natasha L
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular place and for good reason. Delicious coffee, amazing bakery items. What truly puts Oso Negro at the top is the ambiance... both inside and outside is truly great.

Thank Joelle W
Terrace, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful space, light and great community meeting place .Delicious coffee and food choices ..Outside patio, centrally located ..

Thank donnalori
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good coffee and tasty treats! Moderately priced! Fun atmosphere for people watching! A bit loud, so get there early! Zen garden patio is excellent for enjoying your hot cup of joe and a healthy snack!

Thank ActionAdventure1
Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everyone comes here for a reason. The coffee is excellent. It is crowded, noisy & a bit chaotic. However if you can deal with that, you are guaranteed a great coffee drink. They also have delicious muffins etc. so you can have a meal here as well.

Thank MarlynJ
Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Now this seems like a place where if you ordered a grande something, someone would run out from the kitchen and chop your lips off with a samurai sword.....I got an equally powerful glare when I asked for a syrup in my partners coffee and a retort of "we don't use flavours here" in a very rude manner. So with... More 

Thank wanderingCiccone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 7B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-7661

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