Day 27: Sip coffee at All Saints Cafe

27 Jan

I was relieved to find Tallahassee had something that was open 24 hours that wasn’t a Wal-Mart or Waffle House. All Saints Cafe is located between Florida State and Florida A&M universities and, of course, its clientele is almost entirely college students. Like many college town all-night coffee shops All Saints has a distinct hipster vibe. It offers a menu of mostly vegan items, plus a few pastries and a large variety of coffee drinks. Some of these drinks are beyond what you can find at the national coffee chains. For instance, All Saints offers a “Dirty Chai,” which is a chai tea latte with espresso. There are worn but comfortable couches littered throughout the cafe, along with handy arcade games for breaks from studying and reading. Though I’m not a student, after one visit I vowed to return more often, even if it is just to feel like a college student again.

Address: 903 Railroad Avenue

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3 Responses to “Day 27: Sip coffee at All Saints Cafe”

  1. Erinn January 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    You’ll probably hear long-time Tally kids say something like, ‘It’s not Epitome (aka The Pit), but it’ll do.’

  2. C February 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    I wish All Saints didn’t change the vibe so much of the former establishment on location so much. No, I don’t want it to be like the Epitome–Though those were good times when I was in high school. The last time I went to All Saints, I found the brightened lighting annoying, decor depressing, there seemed to be too many more loud college kids, the coffee didn’t do it for me. I’m waiting for another local cafe to open that at least does not have worn couches. Extra points if it is open at least very late. I sound like such a snob–I’m really not so awful. But I look for something else in a cafe, and the ones I have like closed for various reasons (I liked Cool Grinds!). I don’t mean to offend anyone. But I mean to warn–if you like a “nicer” setting to take your reading and quiet conversation to, you might be happier at Starbucks for now.

  3. Kat January 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    The Black Dog Cafe on Lake Ella is an alternative for me. I miss the Pit, but was willing to give All Saints a try…all I can say is, ditto to C’s comment. The Black Dog has pretty good food (limited menu) and good coffee, but I hate their limited wifi hours and my MAC laptop always has problems hooking up to their wifi. I’ve ended up at the Red Eye Coffeeshop more times than I care to say. Red Eye isn’t so bad, their Cafe Cubano is GREAT (underline great twice) but the ‘feel’ of the place is a little too industrial for me. Wifi is good there. 🙂
    I need to try Cool Grinds the next time I’m in town…haven’t gotten around to it!

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