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The Governor's Cup

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471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
+1 503-581-9675
Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri 06:00 - 01:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the original coffee bar in Salem. It's where people go to be seen. Very good, hand crafted coffee drinks. It's just legit.

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Thank jsharpton
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a great place to pop into on a cold day for a cup of tea or coffee. Comfy booths, friendly staff, really good bagels, and a soundtrack straight out of the coffeehouses of the '60s.

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Thank VagabondKatt
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had family meet for bagel egg sandwich, drink and kombacha. Browsed local farmers market but still wanted a sit down in AC environment...passed over their outdoor seating- neat and cozy but headed for inside coolness. Walls were full of paintings, eclectic art, & a genuine uniqueness about the place that Id return to again and again. Daughter says the upstairs... More 

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Thank Keepersmit
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Salem has a growing culture and the Gov Cup is one of the bright spots. This two level cafe include a roaster which they use all the time, a few laptop plugs on both levels, and big tables with sturdy chairs. Many newer shops including Star..... have small tables or community tables, which are uncomfortable and difficult to use for... More 

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Thank David L
Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My first reaction upon walking in here for the first time was like "all eyes are on me!" Every table was in use with laptops/book work in front of the people sitting there and maybe 3 tables were actually being used for connection with another human being. Plus a combined 3 table area for what looked like a seniors weekly... More 

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Thank Reenz907
Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Great local spot in downtown Salem. Coffee is roasted in house and has a very comfortable atmosphere even when they're busy. Great selection of loose leaf tea. Try a bagel sandwich (served til 2pm) or check out a friday night, no cover charge for live music and drinks.

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Thank NICHENW
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

The Sweetheart for You breakfast sandwich was fantastic. It is a great mix flavors. We also enjoyed our cappuccinos and the ambiance. Great place to hang out.

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Thank Mark G
Salem, Oregon
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190 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a regular stop for many Salem coffee drinkers, Coffee is good and bagels are fresh. The small space isn't great for private conversations but is wi-fi users are very comfortable here!

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Thank CascadeSalem
Newport, Oregon
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

A good place for the grown ups to start their day. Fresh bagels as well as a pleasant assortment of baked treats. The staff is friendly and the coffee is excellent. Interesting décor and convenient to almost anyplace in downtown Salem.

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Thank NewportJim
Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

great coffee made in the house, roasted on site, served with a smile and great bagels, this is the palce to get a fantastic Mocha the best in Salem.

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Thank jritter2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-581-9675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?