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Speckled Ax

Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown Portland, Portland
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    Chris W.
    "Best coffee in Portland."(2 Tips)
    Alex G.
    "May I highly recommend a latte with fruity pebbles milk."(2 Tips)
    Jeremy P.
    "(somewhere else) this is my favorite coffee shop in town."(2 Tips)
    "Try the espresso w/milk and caramel (from Scratch Baking Co!)"(11 Tips)
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  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SantosMarch 5, 2013
    Siphon coffee is so interesting. It's a novel way to brew a good cup of coffee. The atmosphere is a very rustic play on the "Speckled Axe" nomer. I also need to try Fruity Pebbles milk!
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    Al SJanuary 28, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    This an awesome little coffee shop. Great espresso drinks, and even better pourovers. Get a pourover and drink it there. The presentation is beautiful. Reasonably priced too.
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.October 19, 2015
    Cold brew & lattes are the way to go here. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!
  • Ken S.heart icon on user image
    Ken SOctober 17, 2017
    Any of the espresso drinks are going to be great. The coffee is also done quite well. Enjoy the artisan chocolate with your coffee!!
  • Jennifer R.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer RMay 17, 2021
    No indoor seating as of 5/17. Excellent drip coffee and espresso drinks. Some merch + their own roasted beans for sale. Sit in Congress Square nearby to enjoy!
  • Chris W.heart icon on user image
    Chris WheatonApril 22, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in Portland. Hands down.
  • Max B.heart icon on user image
    Max BrautigamSeptember 3, 2017
    The coffee's great, of course, but the hot chocolate and the ambience itself deserve major credit
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MauneyMay 9, 2014
    Pretty hipster name and concept but pretty darn good coffee. Got the cold brew and was happily surprised by it's brightness.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CameronSeptember 28, 2019
    They had avocado and rosemary chocolate bars for sale. They are delicious.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    Nearly as good as Happy Bones in NYC. Still an amazing place, as about their special blends!
  • Cressa M.
    Cressa MarieJuly 4, 2012
    First time ever in Maine and this is already my favorite place! The staff was super sweet and the cold brew is perfection! Hooray!
  • Anthony G.heart icon on user image
    Anthony GomezSeptember 9, 2015
    A bit pretentious, small but clean and the espresso is worth putting up with the snooty hipster staff.
  • Ryan P.heart icon on user image
    Ryan PlesterJune 23, 2016
    Great latés. A bit on the hipster side but still cool
  • Lyndsy D.heart icon on user image
    Lyndsy DenkJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Bathroom, although for customers only, is always sparkly clean. Please put the lid down before you grab for paper towels so you don't drip on the seat.
  • Michael R.heart icon on user image
    Michael RheaumeFebruary 15, 2014
    Bourbon barrel aged beans. Enough said. Also super friendly staff!
  • Jeremy P.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy Panish-HoffmannDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I am a barista. (somewhere else) this is my favorite coffee shop in town.
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    MarcSeptember 24, 2014
    Very good coffee
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierOctober 27, 2014
    Excellent lattes and interesting milk choices!
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GrandelisOctober 9, 2012
    May I highly recommend a latte with fruity pebbles milk. Strange but wonderful.
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    SarahJanuary 29, 2019
    Great chai latte
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    MissyAugust 16, 2012
    BEST COFFEE IN PORTLAND. Try the espresso w/milk and caramel (from Scratch Baking Co!)
  • Lyndsy D.heart icon on user image
    Lyndsy DenkAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Ghanian hot chocolate is completely homemade and uh-mazing.
  • philip n.
    philip newmanMay 27, 2012
    Siphon and pour-over coffee. Try it.
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilySeptember 25, 2017
    Best coffee in Portland.
  • Amy D.
    Amy DearbornAugust 25, 2012
    The tower shot was amazing and refreshing.
  • Sam S.heart icon on user image
    Sam SNovember 28, 2015
    Espresso was spot on.
  • Vivian
    VivianOctober 20, 2020
    A strong chai spice mix!
  • Theola G.heart icon on user image
    Theola GelermanMarch 2, 2018
    Favorite coffee EVER!!
  • David C.heart icon on user image
    David CarrAugust 9, 2020
    Great iced coffee!
  • Katarina K.heart icon on user image
    Katarina KatsmaOctober 13, 2015
    Walked in on a Monday morning and they didn't have any food...
  • Alex R.
    Alex RocciJuly 16, 2015
    Fruity pebbles iced latte is yum.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SNovember 4, 2012
    Caramel latte uses home-made caramel
  • Mati L.heart icon on user image
    Mati LuikAugust 20, 2014
    Best iced coffee ever!
  • Marcia D.heart icon on user image
    Marcia DunsmoreSeptember 29, 2017
    coffee purists.
  • Matty G.heart icon on user image
    Matty GetlooseJuly 31, 2016
    if you like beans...
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