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Rao's Coffee - CLOSED

17 Kellogg Ave, Ste 4, Amherst, MA 01002-2974
+1 413-253-9441
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good47%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
9 Nov 2016
“Great coffee and cookies”
11 Dec 2015
“Generational divide”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, International
17 Kellogg Ave, Ste 4, Amherst, MA 01002-2974
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Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Fun place for coffee and to hang out or bring a book or your computer. Huge tasty cookies. Lots of room. Nice patio.

Thank BeerVenturer
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Professors like Amherst Coffee, students prefer Rao's. Is it the wifi, or the socialist vibe? Hard to tell. But Rao's in-house roast swamps the nostrils like an extra-high Autumn tide. And the space to spread out makes that last minute paper a breeze to write...More

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed December 4, 2015

We love this place when we visit Amherst, especially in the summer when you can have a delicious cup of coffee and a cake. It has the distinctive style of a European cafe, but in America.

Thank Luis O
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good alternative to Starbucks. Coffee menu was authentic. Food & pastries looked good. Lots of seating and meter parking in front.

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very popular coffee spot in Amherst. Always good coffee, great cookies. Good place to meet up with folks. Often crowded with students - sometimes resembles "study hall"!

Thank BeerVenturer
Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is perfect to study and appreciate a good coffee. The cakes, muffins and cookies are so delicious.

Thank APassarelli
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Awesome atmosphere - not cramped like most coffee houses. They had wonderful coffee and an amazing blueberry muffin (my dad ordered the muffin since I'm on a diet, but alas, it disappeared between the three of us in the car - I'm just sayin'!

Thank Kim M
Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love there coffee and it is nice that when you are headed to work you can stop in and get a quick coffee and pastrie. And after work you can come get another drink and sit down and do some work, they have free...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great place to enjoy a coffee drink and relax. Service is a little slow but the quality of the coffee and the ambience makes up for it.

Thank Judith F
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Don't even think about Dunkin's. We've tried almost every shop in the area and Rao's has the best coffee. Also outstanding scones, a nice place to sit inside or outside, and friendly staff. 're going back tomorrow.

Thank Seth G
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Kellogg Ave, Ste 4, Amherst, MA 01002-2974
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-9441
  • E-mail
Rao's Coffee serves your favorite eye-openers for the day ahead. Open 7 days, 7am - 10pm, come in and try our delicious, fresh-roasted and international coffees ground locally by Rao's Coffee Roasting Company. Have a Panamanian espresso and a freshly-baked muffin or pastry. Special roasts are featured daily. Free WiFi, lots of space, and lots of Amherst vibe.
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