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Sweet Retreat & Espresso

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264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-1957
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Best Soups in Fall-Winter time. All year round Sandwiches, Specials, Espresso, Ice Cream, you name it they have it.

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Thank Jana M
San Diego
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It is nice to have a lighter option when the others want real ice cream. The day I was there, they only had two flavors but it was the off-season and cooler.

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Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Bradenton, Florida
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had a banana sundae with salted caramel, blackberry and moose tracks ice cream! It was delicious. As a bonus the owner was really nice.

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Thank CateyLeigh
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This shop gets very busy when the ferries come in and out. They have 70 something favors, very good.

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Thank flossy1160
Lynnwood, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't try the coffee but did get ice cream cones late in the day on a warm afternoon. Perfect relief and very friendly owner. Definitely stop for ice cream if you need some relief from the heat!

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Thank ryanc1174
Friday Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Dave and his staff make everything to order, love the breakfast sandwiches and rubens. Ice cream too.

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Thank raddy54
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went here two days in a row for breakfast! The guy that owns it is great - 18 years of being there! Quick and delicious breakfast! Definitely ask for the chipotle sauce!

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Thank kjerstismedley
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This is the opposite of the ice cream place by the ferry dock. The people are super friendly, but they only have a handful of ice cream flavors. What they had was very good, and the serving size was generous.

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Thank James F
Friday Harbor, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Dave does a good job making good food and drinks. Breakfast sandwiches and burgers. Espresso, milk shakes, etc

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Thank Richard D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I am very picky with my coffee!! This place was soooo good. This was my coffee stop while we were on the island. Definitely will be back when I come back next year! Highly recommend and prices are very reasonable!

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Thank Marlana15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1957

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