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“Bookshop and coffee!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Whidbey Commons

South Whidbey Commons
Ranked #3 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Langley
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Bookshop and coffee!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good coffee and they have a great selection of used books. Too tempting to buy lots. Great that they are a job training site also. Have a good cup of coffee and support the community.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Whidbey Island, WA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Customers Support Student Work Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The SWC is a casual, clean, comfortable spot to have a great cup of coffee and a simple nosh. The menu is kept simple so that youth can learn excellence while gaining experience. The used bookstore and coffeehouse offer a place for teens to learn customer service and retail management. What a gift from the community to support families and youth.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank HappyShelts
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Seattle, Washington
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“non profit with a big heart and goal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I do like this place. The interior is clean and inviting. The books are well priced. The coffee service is complete and is mostly done right. I have only had one menu item, the breakfast bacon wrap, and it was delicious. The baked goods - meh. More effort needs to made in this department.

This is a training program for island youth and they do a great job. I am looking forward to having a cup of coffee on their front lawn once the weather turns.

Keep up the good work.

Visited March 2013
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Thank comfortoverspeed
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Langley, Washington
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Community cafe is a great choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Wonderful, warm atmosphere in the heart of Langley. Hang out, read books, drink coffee and have a snack. Great place for young people and taking in a little sun on their beautifully planted terrace

Visited October 2012
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Thank jacottet
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic Espresso and tea. Great wraps and salads. Local, Real, non-profit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

This place is welcoming as well as great food and coffee. They help teach kids how to work in a food place as well as barista and they do a really really great job at both. I have had to bring back my coffee and they thanked me and made me another asap. Worth a stop and if you need a book or want to read, they sell great books cheap and can stay forever on free refills.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Sb360
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