Portland >Three Friends Coffee House
awesome coffe, free wifi!. Underpriced Americanos, free wifi, and comfortable seating. What else do you need? Don't forget it's cash only.
Yep, it's good. This place seems to have a decent amount of community support, which I take to be a good sign. I had an unremarkable soy latte in a glass stein, and the barista was slow but quite cheerful and friendly (I think he even let me stay a few minutes after closing, and he wasn't a jerk about it when he finally kicked me out). They have a computer with internet access, as well as free wifi for laptop users. There's a lot of interesting stuff on the walls, along with some unusually-constructed chairs, which is always a plus in my book. My laptop cord wouldn't stay in the first wall plug I tried, but there's a convenient power strip in the corner with a half-dozen outlets. I didn't order any food, but I did notice that they have a discounted day-old pastry basket, a favorite feature for people like me who want to spend money on luxuries while pretending to be thrifty.
Great Americanos, love the atmoshphere, fits very nicely into neighborhood.
I typically enjoy Americanos, kind of basic for your Barista, but it is also a defining drink in that if you can make a great Americano you should be able to cover just about any coffee drink ordered. I found the Americano at Three Friends to be very good, but almost as important, the service was responsive and friendly which made the whole experience a highly recommended one.
I tried the vegan brownie (not marketed as vegan, but it is), and it was outstanding, the chocolate flavor jumps out at you, and it is soft and moist, the way I like my brownies. If I had known vegan was this good, I would have joined the ranks a long time ago! Fortunately for all non vegans, they sell this great brownie to anyone.
Please find this great coffee house, you will be glad you did, I know I will be back for many more Americanos, and probably a few more brownies as well!
Three Friends can froth my milk anytime.
It's hard to explain how something as prosaic as a cappuccino and a bagel could be so fantastic, but it's true.
The capps are espresso with a large dollop of foamed milk on top. Pretty hard to find these days. I don't know where they get their bagels, but they simply are the best in Portland. I'm an omnivore who can vouch for the tofu pate. I think it's homemade. It has a nice texture and flavor
Also, the vibe and the people (patrons and proprietors) are gracious and smart.
Nice Friendly Coffee Shop. I was drawn into this place by the smell of fresh bread, but since I was in a hurry I ended up buying a smoothie instead. Good Smoothie's, but next time I will drop in for a sandwhich and a cup of joe at this relaxed spot.
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