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“Great coffee drinks and sweet treats”
Review of Fluid Coffeebar

Fluid Coffeebar
Price range: US$2 - US$12
Description: FLUID Coffeebar is an internet multi-roaster cafe. We serve coffee from Intelligentsia and other thirdwave roasters. Specialty coffee is our focus, and we work hard to brew and serve the best coffee with great care. Fluid strives to bring the brightest coffees from big city roasters to Valpo. We specialize in cold brew on nitro tap, pour-overs, and hand-crafted lattes made with in-house syrups. Our cafe fare features vegan options, gluten-free options and artisan local baked goods. Teas, Tonics, and Local Kombucha round out our menu. We feature lightning speed free wifi and a public printer. Art, music, and open-mindedness are an important part of FLUID’s atmosphere. Local artists gather here, and the art exhibits change monthly. Open Mic Night is once a month, and draws a large eclectic crowd. FLUID is a place to hang-out and meet interesting people. All of this makes FLUID about much more than the coffee.
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Description: FLUID Coffeebar is an internet multi-roaster cafe. We serve coffee from Intelligentsia and other thirdwave roasters. Specialty coffee is our focus, and we work hard to brew and serve the best coffee with great care. Fluid strives to bring the brightest coffees from big city roasters to Valpo. We specialize in cold brew on nitro tap, pour-overs, and hand-crafted lattes made with in-house syrups. Our cafe fare features vegan options, gluten-free options and artisan local baked goods. Teas, Tonics, and Local Kombucha round out our menu. We feature lightning speed free wifi and a public printer. Art, music, and open-mindedness are an important part of FLUID’s atmosphere. Local artists gather here, and the art exhibits change monthly. Open Mic Night is once a month, and draws a large eclectic crowd. FLUID is a place to hang-out and meet interesting people. All of this makes FLUID about much more than the coffee.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I've been to Fluid many times in the past year and a half or so. The excellent coffee drinks are worth the wait, and the sweets are delish. I've not yet tried their other food offerings. The atmosphere is friendly and the servers are skilled at their coffee-making craft.

The atmosphere is laid-back. There are several seats at the bar where you can watch the beverages being made as you contribute your best artful efforts in the doodle pads on the bar. (Some of the art is excellent! I enjoy looking through the books.) There are areas with sofas and comfy chairs where you can relax and converse. They have live music sometimes, which is always enjoyable. Outdoor seating is available all summer and fall. This is a nice place for a fab cuppa joe.

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Alison S, Owner at Fluid Coffeebar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write this. Hope to see you back again!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The location is the best feature of this place. They are next to the park. The coffee was good, and the tea was amazing. They serve the tea super cute too. I got a small sliver tray with a little french press and my cup. I loved it, so cute. It is Intelligentsia brand tea and I love this stuff. Finally I don't have to be in Chicago to get it. The food selection is poor, they don't have bacon? But serve breakfast foods? I don't get how that works. But the bagels we had were fresh and good, but the super small packet of cream cheese was far from enough. The place is small and cramped but staff were nice. It is really loud and super hipster, odd art decor. Very cool. It's a good place to get a to go, but not for a sit down place. At least for me. Street parking only, but it is usually really easy. They do have outdoor seating in good weather.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Something different. Not enough seating. Small bathroom. Friendly servers. Loud... Coffee so so...not a favorite place of ours!

Thank katherinemV9931JD
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious reasonable priced coffees. Very knowledgeable staff. Best Italian coffeee maker!! Very nice espresso cup/ water plate. Come here.

Thank malloryo1
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Alison S, Owner at Fluid Coffeebar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you so much! It sounds like you are quite observant. We take this review as a high compliment. :)

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Fluid Latte was spot on with smooth flavor. The place has a cool vibe welcoming you to pull up a chair at the coffee bar. Plenty of tables and comfy chairs to relax. Funky art on the walls and all about for sale. The desserts were tempting and marked Gluten Free. I would stop here again whenever I'm back downtown.

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Thank Ro M
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