Portland >Food & Dining > Tiny's Coffee
1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.512586 -122.653532
Neighborhoods: Buckman, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Coffee, pinball and a patio provided by Tiny's, is all you need for a chill Saturday morning after hanging around the food carts too long.
Your quintessential indie coffeehouse, this no-frills cinder block shop draws a steady crowd of faithful regulars from dawn til dusk. Coffee is Stumptown, happy hour is daily 5-7, and if you get hungry, there's a long list of bagel sandwiches to choose from.
Bad Customer Service – This location of Tiny's epitomizes everything that is bad with customer service in Portland. The barista makes you wait to order while she converses with someone for five minutes.
Just as you are about to leave in disgust, they take your sandwich order, screw it up and don't care. Thanks for the cold un-toasted "hot" sandwich. This has happened too many times- I will never set foot int he joint again. Some of the help is just plain nasty.
Fun Place – I just discovered Tiny's. What a great neighborhood place! I've taken to hanging out there to work on my book. They have great wi-fi, excellent coffee, a cool outdoor patio, and tremendous service.
If only they had more cold stuff to drink, it would be nirvana. But as it is, it's pretty close to perfect. Oh, and political correctness aside, the baristas are hot!
Getting Better – Tiny's is awesome! They have air conditioning. The coffee kicks a**. My only gripe is no blended drinks. You can get great iced coffee though, so I forgive them. It's a great place to go online. I can't afford internet access at home, so I'm always there. The baristas are really cool, too. As long as you buy something, they don't care how long you hang out.
Tiny's Rocks the Best Coffee Ever! – Okay, so I am a regular at Tiny's. The last poster, Turkeyglu has been sniffing glue, and clearly wouldn't know good coffee if he was drowning in it. Tiny's has the best coffee in this town, consistantly. True, the two anorexic emo boys are okay baristas, but the best of the lot are the new girls. I spent two years judging espresso competitions in Seattle, and any of the three new baristas could have placed. When I moved to Portland I spent months looking for good coffee. Tiny's is the best. But if you're a coffee moron like Turkeyglu, go buy a can of Folgers.
ehhhh. – i only go here every now and again due to the inconsistent barista work. if the two skinny men with glasses are pulling shots i will gladly stop in and have a cap or americano, but don't bother unless it's one of them...stick to the french press. don't let the manager talk you into and espresso beverage....yeah it's that kind of place. everyone who works there is friendly and busts there booty. the service is prompt. the food menu is not very inspiring but suffices in time of need. tiny's can be a great way to start the day or a waste of three bucks on a foamy blown out cap with over-extracted shots. pay attention to who is tending the bar and all will be fine.
Best Coffee Shop in Oregon!!!!!! – I love Tiny's soooo much. I practically live there. They have the best coffee, snacks, and music. Best of all they have movies on Wednesday night! Plus, I have been all over town looking for fast Wi-Fi, and Tiny's is the fastest. And unlike those corporate monsters at starbucks, they don't have a time limit. If you buy something you can surf as long as you want.
Best Coffee Shop in Portland – Oops! I accidently published this review to the N. Portland Tiny's first. Here it is in the right place. I hang out at the Tiny's on 12th and Hawthorne for hours most weekdays. I love the super fast free wi-fi for World of Warcraft, the delicious sandwiches, and the best coffee I have ever had. I used to be an SCAA judge, so I know coffee. Trust me, these folks are amazing. The best I've had so far was made by the new manager. She has a real gift for pulling the perfect shot. Strangely, the coffee is cheap. I haven't been to the green hell that is Starbucks in a long time, but the prices at Tiny's seem half what Starbucks charges - at most. Try a grilled sandwich if you go - they are so good.
Food ok. Employees are "too cool" to be working there – I agree, and sympathize, with Katiebug. I work nearby also and would love to enjoy this place. But I avoid it if I can. I hate bothering the cooler-than-me employees with my order. And they have often forgotten to make it anyhow. They are really much to hip to be baristas, but many of them have been there years.....
Great hangout, awesome food and drinks – I frequent Tiny's a couple of times a week and I love the food quality, freshness and overall taste. They have great selection of drinks & juices. I've never been in the morning, I'm more of an afternoon goer but I've always received my food promptly - hot and tasty. Though the food and service is great, I mostly go there because it is such a chill place to hang out, feels like home. I can spend a whole afternoon there, though I wish there were a few more games to choose from other than the wii, for the times I just want a break from my homework or latest book!
good food, REALLY bad service – i work close to tiny's and there aren't many good places to go for lunch, so i go about once a week. every time i think it will be better than the last (at some point, i have to be right, right?), but it always ends up being a disappointment. they have really good food and coffee, but the problem is that you have to wait FOREVER while the employees catch up on all their gossip before they can make your sandwich. TWICE they have completely forgotten my order, twice they got it completely wrong, and every single time i have to wait a really long time for my order. i practically have to inhale my lunch so i can get back to work on time. BUT they do have a new employee that i am hopeful about - she seems to be more on top of things than her lazy coworkers. let's hope they don't corrupt her work ethic.
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