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“New Barista; Coffee Weak”

Ocean Beach Roasters & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Ocean Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
540 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“New Barista; Coffee Weak”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Ocean Beach Roasters décor and ambience is great. You walk in, are greeted and see delicious baked goods on display. There are plenty of tables by the windows and in the upstairs loft. We stopped in twice. The first time we did the wine tasting. All was good with the exception of the staff pouring himself a taste and drinking it with us. (We have never seen that before). The next morning we came in for coffees and baked goods. The baked goods did not disappoint, however the coffee sure did. It wasn't being made properly and it was very weak. Being Starbucks coffee drinkers, and having worked years at a coffee roasters, one person in our group talked to the staff about it and offered (friendly) suggestions on making espresso. The reaction to this was mixed: the young man said to give the young woman a break since it was her first day. There was resistance to the comments yet they made new coffees for two people in our group (there were 6 of us). He thanked us for the comments on the way out, but really should have made us all new coffees or given us a coupon for next time we came in. That's just common sense customer service. One last note: we had a variety of the baked goods, but the other customers' soups and sandwiches looked delicious. Owners: Train new employees on the art of making espresso and we'll be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best food, service, and ambience in Ocean Shores”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

This is a welcome change from other restaurants we have visited on our trips to ocean shores. The dining area is attractive and very clean, the food was fresh and delicious (highly recommend the breakfast sandwich with pesto served on a fresh warm croissant), espresso drinks delicious, and service was friendly.

1 Thank EspressoJunkie
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Yakima, WA
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Yummy quiche and new sign. ”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Really great coffee and many delectables. Lovely A-frame easy to spot with their new sign. Friendly and great ambiance. We always go here for coffees and goodies. They also have quiche and sandwiches.

1 Thank Angela and Ron G
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Graham, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Handmade delights!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Have been here twice...first time for a cookie and cinnamon roll...recently for some split pea
soup, salad, and a sandwich. We will stop here everytime on our Ocean Shores jaunts!
Friendly owners and pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Teachwheart
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Longview, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What an unexpected treasure!?!?”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Been in ocean shores for business and have to say I have been underwhelmed until we found this amazing spot on open mic night!!! Beyond amazing service, wonderful wine, great food, and the local talent?!? There are no words!!! I feel
Like I was given an incomparable gift!!! I want to come back to ocean shores just for this location!!!

Thank llmerry
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