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Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2009
The sandwiches here are actually very good. I like them better than Subway or Jimmy John's. I am not much of a coffee drinker, so I generally get chai. My only complaint is that there are sometimes very long lines. It can take some time to place orders or to get food. The wait is generally worth it.
Posted by Lifelong Resident on 03/22/2008
It is nice to have a place to access wireless internet (and grab a cup of coffee) in the neighborhood. Believe me, I am grateful there is no Starbucks in Bridgeport. However I have to agree with another reviewer. The help is very friendly but they can get quite loud with their personal conversations, laughing extremely loud frequently (to the point where I'm not the only patron turning and seeing what the joke is), or screeching with joy when friends stop by to visit them at work. I do enjoy a friendly atmosphere and would never expect anything near silence in a busy coffee shop, but the staff do need to remember that it is a business.
Posted by Zellah60609 on 10/17/2007
I was so happy when the B-port Coffee House opened a few years ago. I am a huge supporter of small, mom and pop establishments, so I really want to support them. The cookies, sandwiches and tea are all good. The coffee, well...in my opinion is bitter and not so good. I know the owner roasts his own beans, but I have tried it several times and it never gets any better. Another unfortunate thing is that , they keep a TV on the whole time they are open and when they have satellite radio on the music is HORRIBLE. If you go to a coffee house on the north side, there isn't a TV set, but in B-port there is TV...how annoying! I really want to like this place because it's really cute, the people are nice, it's close to my house and I want to support local business. However, I LOVE coffee and the coffee must be good. Mike, please reconsider your roasting and offer a less bitter blend, shut off the damn TV set and play some decent music. Thank you!
Posted by McKinley Parkside Resident on 05/26/2007
Owner is often on-site. Lots of regulars! Moms group meets on Wed mornings. Help is friendly if a little distracted. Good coffee...can't take the decaf lattes, though. Burnt flavor overpowers. Pastries are good & fresh - but usually gone by mid-morning. Fairly good sandwiches (everything's fresh). Like the atmosphere - as a transplanted Wrigleyville-ian - I really needed a local coffee house/cafe! Offers local art on the wall, internet connectivity, and a quiet place to sit, read (has Reader newspapers, too! Yay!), contemplate life. Just watch out for the other transplants...they can get pushy. Had a guy pull a newspaper out from under my reading eyes w/o so much as a "Hey, I want that". Local city workers and contractors stop in and give the place a much-needed anchored to the neighborhood feeling. Please stop by after checking out the local burgeoning art scene (most likely spurred by the Internationally-acclaimed Zhou Bros.)
Posted by Anonymous on 10/19/2006
If you want a great sandwhich in the area and you don't want to be tempted by the daily pasta special...this is the place to go. Quick and easy...and the staff is always helpfull