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“Amazing Atmosphere and Coffee to Match”
Review of Oso Negro Coffee

Oso Negro Coffee
Ranked #1 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Was blown away by this cafe. Living in Vancouver provides high standards for cafe experiences and Oso Negro didn't disappoint. The coffee was excellent and the baked goods were incredible. The building requires a revolving door because of the high volume of bustling locals pouring in and out. The patio is laid out very well and provides a relaxing venue for private chats in a garden setting, or a great opportunity to interact with strangers depending on where you sit.

Will definitely visit again next time we're passing through.

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Thank Aquavan A
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This coffee shop is locally owned and offers a store front for locally roasted coffee. The operators go to great lengths to access high quality and socially/environmentally responsible coffee beans. The coffee shop is a great example of local artistic talent from the landscaping to the spectacular metal-work. The outdoor patio is delightful on a sunny day. It offers a great opportunity to experience the wide-ranging culture in Nelson. How many places can you see RCMP officers sitting at one table and local marijuana producers sitting at the next table?

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Thank Greg U
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Nelson is a town that runs on caffeine. There are numerous decent shops where you can get good espresso drinks, but Oso is the top of the list. Oso roasts its own coffee right here in Nelson.

There is often a line up, and it moves quickly. My daily is a single-shot Canadiano (coffee spiked with espresso). There is a beautiful garden to sit in while enjoying your drink and/or meal. Baked goods, soups, paninis, etc. The atmosphere is a bit loud and the chairs and benches are hard but it doesn't seem to deter the locals.. (Ok, I usually take my drink to go).

Oso is a must for any coffee-loving Nelson visitor!

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2  Thank PhillipJackson
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Locally owned by a man with a penchant for excellence and a love for coffee and community.It is a place to meet and chat with friends in the social and art-filled environment inside the cafe or contemplate the great questions of life in the outdoor garden. In either case, you will be drinking the best coffee you are likely to taste anywhere.

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Thank Alejandra B
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Loved that there was no Starbucks and Tim Hortons in Nelson and that I could enjoy the best coffee I have ever tasted. Will be ordering beans to have at home. Such a great atmosphere and it was a beautiful day so we sat outside and enjoyed a lovely muffin, breakfast sandwich and two super cups of coffee.

Thank Kim L
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