Portland >Food Stores > World Cup Coffee & Tea House
1740 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.526185 -122.689030
Mon. - Fri. 6:30am - 8pm;Sat. - Sun. 7am - 7pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
Not even your regular run of the mill – I was a frequent customer for several months for certain reasons and never cared for the place for many reasons. To start I always make it a point to tip quite large in hopes that my tip actually means something. One won't recieve a "thank you" or any effort for better service when dropping a tip on top of the already expensive coffee. One might want to consider walking another block or two to the next coffee shop. This place only distinquishes itself from the rest with it's horrible service.
I'm not as cool as the guys that work here.... – It's true. I'm not as cool as the guys that work at World Cup. I've come to accept it. I'm not a hipster who is aspiring to be a shi**y musician. Just be aware that when you order coffee from one of these guys, you will really be putting them out. It's probably because you're not cool enough either.
Great coffee – The shop is great. Consistently high quality coffee roasted on site without the barista attitude found at Stumptown. Also the atmosphere is great, upscale but comfortable, so you could spend hours here. The free wifi, desserts and sandwiches are a plus as well.
Your basic neighborhood coffee shop – I have some friends that love this coffee shop, I on the other hand dont see anything special. The atmosphere is boring and the coffee just ok. They do offer a wifi connection and board games which brings in a lot of college students with laptops. By the way the service I have had here is awful. The counter guy was rude and throwing stuff around.
good cookies, blah coffee – Hey leave the poor baristas alone! It's the coffee that's inconsistent! I've worked in the neighborhood for years and I just never know when the coffee will be good (or very rarely great) and when it will just be plain old average. If they weren't the closest, I probably wouldn't come back.
A Nice chill place to enjoy great coffee – I do not agree with all of the negative comments about this coffee shop. I love the atmosphere, which is very calm and completely reflects NW Portland. Many of the employees know what I want as soon as I walk though the door and usually start casual conversation . The employees are always friendly to me, but not a fake friendly like other coffee shops in town. Some coffee shops have employees that are way too friendly and make me feel like they are told to be overly energetic. At World Cup, it is genuine, like it should be. Hands down, they make the best coffee in town, and i do not have to wait long at all to get my order. I appreciate the employees there and enjoy it very much.
On-site roasting elevates even a plain cup of joe to ambrosial levels. – In Short
Serious coffee hounds get their fix here--and perhaps a nosh, as well--then go on their caffeinated ways. While a modest selection of teas is offered, the focus is on the heady, aromatic, freshly roasted coffee. Thanks to its practice of roasting on the premises, World Cup stands head and shoulders above the average chain coffeehouse. It's also a good place to meet a friend for a bite--it offers a small array of tasty sandwiches and pastries.
Questionable Location – I'm surprised that this is rated 9.4 at this time. I have to agree with prior posts - good coffee inconsistent service. I can understand people having a bad day but. A flippant attitude is the norm when I stop by every now and again. My advise if you want to experience World Cup and not have to shake of a not so welcome feeling when you order... got the location in the Ecotrust building.
Don't bother them – I have worked in customer service and I know both sides. I ordered a coffee and a pastry to go. I waited by the pick up counter and received my coffee but no pastry. There was a line by the cash register, so I waited patiently by the pickup counter but I was ignored. I got back in the regular line. The lady asked me what she could get for me. I explained to her about my pastry, and she rang me up for it! I slowly explained again the situation. Then I had to dig out my receipt and show her. She finally handed me a bag with the pastry. Once I left it was the wrong one!!! If I had known it would've been so much trouble I would've walked to the one in Powells- at least they know how to smile!
i'm a regular at the world cup and seriously... have you ever worked customer service before? i have. it sucks. try any coffee shop in town. i know what it's like to be on both sides of the counter. cut them some slack. so you had a bad experience. you are one person out of how many that walk through the door every day. remember, bad customers can ruin someone's day too, and they deal with more people than you do. personally, i've been treated well and i'll keep going.
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