I love it when I 'discover' a nifty little gem like Fahrenbacher Hof. I had no idea this coffee house existed until my son, Zackary, mentioned that he went here all the time when he was in high school. He raved about their breakfast sandwiches! We had some time to kill and we were already in the area, so we decided to grab a cup of coffee and a bite.
Appearance--cute, cozy, a bit small but that adds to the cozy factor. I would not take all four of my kids here at the same time. Even though they are not toddlers, it would be crazy. You definitely could take your kids here but it's not really set up for families.
Staff--fairly decent, I'll call them Portland friendly. If you've been to Portland and you've visited many coffee houses in Portland, you will 'get' what I mean. If you have not had the pleasure to drink coffee in Portland, Oregon, let me just tell you that we know our coffee, and we know our hipsters, so if you can 1) deal with our hipsters and 2) deal with out stunning and sometimes radical views of coffee, you will like this place. I hope that makes sense.
Ambiance--close to feeling like you are in a private kitchen, no million dollar decor here, and that's what makes it awesome.
Value--completely fair. A regular cup of Joe was around $2.00, my kid's breakfast sandwich was around $3.50 and my GF muffin was closer to $4.00 but that's what one pays for certified GF treats.
Would I go here again? TOTALLY! The only issue is parking, but that's always an issue in a larger city. We parked across the street so no big deal for us but my guess is that it could get difficult to find parking when there is an event in the area.
If you visit this establishment, let me know what you think! I'm always interested in other people's perspectives on establishments I visit!
1225 SW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Portland, OR 97205
- Mon-Sun 6 am - 6 pm