Black Dog Cafe

229 Lake Ella Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32303, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 1:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 1:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 88 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #7 for cafés in Tallahassee
  • What you need to know
    Tyler Y.
    "The White Dog is absolute heaven."(2 Tips)
    Jordan L.
    "their $5 minimum for debit/credit purchases!"(2 Tips)
    Patricia D.
    "Best White Mocha Lavender coffee w/almond milk."(20 Tips)
    Meagan M.
    "The mint iced tea is amazingly delicious!"(5 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • white dog
  • tea
  • 5 minimum
  • espresso drinks
  • outdoor seating
  • chai
  • great value
  • casual
  • good service
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • good for dates
  • lakes
  • homemade food
  • Lavender
  • sodas
  • guard
  • short
  • Tanner H.

    16 oz house coffee on ice for less than $3 is a great way to cool off while chilling by the lake.

    Tanner H · September 21
  • Micah B.

    Love sitting out on their Patio! Perfect on a cool fall day.

    Micah Biana · February 2
  • Adam T.

    Good coffee, but sometimes service can be very slow (20 minutes of standing in line and waiting for the coffee), and the WiFi isn't very useful. But otherwise a great place for a relaxing time.

    Adam Theo · December 30, 2014
  • Jonathan W.

    Good coffee and coffee drinks. Try the White Dog. Even better place to hang out with friends, make new friends, play games, or go for a walk.

    Jonathan Webber · September 2, 2014
  • Eduardo R.

    I think they have good service

    Eduardo Ramirez · April 13, 2014
  • Patricia D.

    Best White Mocha Lavender coffee w/almond milk.

    Patricia DeToro · March 23, 2014
  • Roly T.

    There is no more 5$ minimum!

    Roly Torres · March 9, 2014
  • Kristin E.

    Pretty sure they change their wifi password everyday but one of my favorite places to study and sip their green tea latte ❤️

    Kristin Eriksen · December 4, 2013
  • Mafe B.

    Wireless connectivity is iffy!

    Mafe Brooks · July 10, 2013
  • Cece L.

    I really don't like the no wifi on weekends thing

    Cece Lia · July 5, 2013
  • Russell

    best coffee shop in Tallahassee post Epitome Community coffee shop.For that local feeling without guys wearing shorts so tight you see their junk..The morning bartenders are.nice.Coffee isnt burnt

    Russell · June 30, 2013
  • Matthew M.

    Be nice to the baristas. Or they might eat you. No, really.

    Matthew McKenzie · May 30, 2013
  • Emily F.

    Great coffee, amazing atmosphere.

    Emily Fox · March 26, 2013
  • Emily F.

    Awesome atmosphere and great coffee! It's nice to sit on the patio when the weather's nice too!

    Emily Fox · January 17, 2013
  • Sarah B.

    Whatever you do DON'T talk in your cellphone because apparently that's not allowed in the cafe at all. Weird...

    Sarah Brooks · December 18, 2012
  • Jake F.

    Good environment and food, however there's no wifi on the weekends :(

    Jake Frasier · November 20, 2012
  • M. L.

    Sad, I used to love it here. Now the staff are stuck up and rude. With the exception of Jared (sp?), I haven't been treated nicely by any. Makes one want 2 go to Starbucks where they at least pretend.

    M. L. · November 3, 2012
  • Richard B.

    Try an iced soy chai, or a blackberry lavender soda!

    Richard Burchell · September 26, 2012
  • Amanda L.

    It's a great place to relax. Be sure to bring cash; there's a $5 minimum if you use a card.

    Amanda Leighty · September 11, 2012
  • Ruby R.

    Pat is a fantastic barrista!

    Ruby Rampage · May 2, 2012
  • Stephanie M.

    Blended HOT black dog mocha is a thing of deliciousness.

    Stephanie Moix · April 28, 2012
  • Robert S.

    Anytime they are open and any tea.. Everything at Black Dog is awesome

    Robert Steele · February 14, 2012
  • Garnet & Gold

    We love to grab a cup of coffee here and enjoy a beautiful day at Lake Ella!

    Garnet & Gold · February 7, 2012
  • Meagan M.

    The mint iced tea is amazingly delicious!

    Meagan Mac · February 6, 2012
  • FacePaulm R.

    Here for the first time? Try this place's titular drink: The Black Dog

    FacePaulm Revere · February 5, 2012
  • Jordan L.

    Love this place, just don't get caught off guard with their $5 minimum for debit/credit purchases!

    Jordan Lamb · October 20, 2011
  • Whitney N.

    Their coffee is really strong

    Whitney Nunya · October 9, 2011
  • Laura C.

    Watch WiFi until 6 pm on weekends. :(

    Laura Chan · October 1, 2011
  • Tyler Y.

    The White Dog is absolute heaven.

    Tyler York · September 13, 2011
  • Scarlett T.

    Bring cash to avoid a card fee. If you're doing something that requires more than fifteen inches of space, be prepared to wait a bit for a booth.

    Scarlett Taylor · July 19, 2011
  • Ashley G.

    Coffee is amazing and addicting! They also have the best homemade carrot cake!

    Ashley Gibbons · July 11, 2011
  • Lindsay W.

    Definitely my favorite coffee shop. I come here when All Saints fails me with the internet.

    Lindsay White · May 27, 2011
  • Steve C.

    Tallahassee Chess Club meets here on Saturdays from 12 noon - 6 pm. Come out and play a few games.

    Steve Cullifer · April 23, 2011
  • Blayze

    This place is great for doing written homework or for relaxing. The atmosphere is wonderful.

    Blayze · April 20, 2011
  • Sumo Sabi

    If you're hungry after your study session, head on over to our location on Pensacola St. Or give us a call at (850) 219-7866 and we'll bring the food to you!

    Sumo Sabi · March 30, 2011
  • Kiki L.

    They'll let you have a running tab. Pay your $50 coffee bill in advance each month. Be a regular.

    Kiki Larson · March 8, 2011
  • Julia Y.

    There's free internet on weekdays. Not on the weekends though

    Julia Young · February 4, 2011
  • Pyro

    The grasshoppers are sooo yummy!

    Pyro · November 21, 2010
  • Sarah S.

    deeelicious hot chai tea latter! great spot to play your guitar too

    Sarah Spencer · October 12, 2010
  • Steve C.

    The Tallahassee Chess Club meets here every Saturday. Come out and play a game.

    Steve Cullifer · October 2, 2010
  • Rebecca M.

    Go to Blackdog Cafe. It's a quaint little coffee shop overlooking Lake Ella. It's a nice place to go meet up with friends.

    Rebecca Morse · September 9, 2010
  • Natalie U.

    If you want to come here and do homework, make sure it doesn't require you to use the internet. It's a really nice place to read or write though.

    Natalie Unger · August 29, 2010
  • Catherine L.

    to get some coffee and walk around the lake for a bit.

    Catherine Lenny · January 27, 2010

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