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Para Coffee - CLOSED

19 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2603
+1 434-293-4412
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
2 Aug 2015
“Gave it 2 chances not going back”
16 Jun 2015
“Not good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
19 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2603
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

After browsing Heartwood books decided a cup of coffee would be in order. The service is indifferent, my husband's latte was luke warm, my Americano tasted thin and sour. A previous visit for tea was equally poor.

Thank Wildegenes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I'm a coffee lover and I know about coffee! and when I saw this place I thought I would drink the best coffee in the area but I was wrong. I was very excited to give it a try, since I'm latina and I read...More

Thank Priscilla M
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

I stopped in to Para and was impressed with the neighborhood, the vibe leading up to the front door including the big "P" painted on the outside, which serves as a type of beacon for the wanderer. I was even a bit heartened by the...More

Thank jasonparkhouse
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Atmosphere is great but coffee is very mild (even an Americano). We ordered a pour over but the barista could not find the filters....but she never told me until I finally went up to the counter to check why it was taking so long. Maybe...More

Thank dbrown46
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Why go corporate? This is a little out of the way, at the end of a small straight off the main drag on UVa's campus. But it's worth the find. Coffee is great, place is typical of small independent neighborhood coffee bar, and the muffins...More

Thank Al P
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

The coffee here is excellent! A must try and do while visiting or attending UVA especially in the fall. Great atmosphere too!

Thank Becca E
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I have had both: cold and hot coffee and I can say that they were both VERY good! Good service is somewhat inconsistent. The first time I went I did not get a good impression of the cashier, but I returned a second time (because...More

Thank Viajantesinrumbo0488
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

My home away from home, it is the most coziest and welcoming coffee shop, I love going there. And their coffee is great too :)

1  Thank Ariel K
Reviewed 28 June 2013

A nice independent coffee shop with great coffee! The most important part of any coffee shop should be how the coffee tastes and Para Coffee knows how to brew a cup.

Thank C R
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Coffee shops are hard to find in this part of the world. This was a welcome find! The service was not super friendly but the place had a good vibe and good coffee. We were glad ti find it tucked away in the alley!

Thank Tiki L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-4412
  • E-mail
Grit Coffee seeks to highlight what we love about our home state of Virginia - from the local food purveyors, to the southern charm and tradition, to the creative companies shaping our future. Our passion is serving artfully roasted coffee and thoughtful food in beautiful spaces. We are, in short, a 'Southern Cafe with Latin Charm'.
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