Coffee Not So Good, The Wait was Even Worse.
Fido's has a wonderful reputation but unfortunately on this occasion, it wasn't well deserved.
A group of us went out to grab a coffee for a break from work and twenty minutes after ordering, were still waiting (pagers in hand). When we eventually got our coffee, it wasn't even that great. They need to have more than one person making the coffee. We didn't even go at peak time either, this was mid-afternoon. Also, what's with not showing the prices on the menu? We all found that a little odd.
If you're going to spend some time there rather than just a grab n go then it's probably a good place, but if you're looking to make a quick exit then avoid Fido's.
great coffee and relaxed atmosphere. I love Fido's! They have great breakfast foods- omelets, english muffin with poached eggs, stuffed bagels, and much more. They also have great muffins, brownies, and cookies. The coffee is excellent too. They have a wide selection of breakfast drinks- organic juices and such. I love how everyone is relaxed and reading or studying. It does get a little crowded at times, but you can still get your food pretty fast.
Fun atmosphere and Good food.. Been twice now, great food and coffee. The food is very fresh. Nice waitstaff. A bit crowded on Sundays, I imagine because the food is good. Only problem is food takes a very long time to be served. Including coffee. Love the menu options.
Fido is GREAT no matter what the outlet haters say.....
Fido might have gotten rid of their power outlets in order to service the masses of other paying customers who would like to sit down and eat a meal or drink their coffee rather than cater to the small group of individuals who like to take up an entire table in order to make their office away from home. There's nothing wrong with getting some work done at Fido, just charge your battery and sit at the bar for crying out loud!
Fido has an amazing staff who is always smiling amidst the cell-phone talkers in line and the quad skinny extra hot hazelnut lattes with no foam and 2 speldas. For what they have to put up with and the amount of money they make, Fido employees are doing an excellent job!
Bring the power plugs back, or else... not a place to take your laptop.. Great ambience, no power for laptops. Get with the picture Fido, wooof wooof, why should I stop by if you insult my needs?
Great: ambiance, Food!, free WiFi... not so Good: no power outlets!. I used to love Fido's! It's food is good, not too pricey... Coffee is good. Now they even have wine and beers. Their cakes are awesome. The service is great. It was a great place to go get some coffee, read a book or bring your laptop to check your email or do some work. But now they don't have power outlets anymore to plug in your computer! It doesn't make any sense to me! Today, I wanted to do some work and I didn't want to stay at home or go to the office so I thouhgt I'll go to Fido's! I'll have lunch, have coffee.. eventually have some cake and be working all along. At the end of the run, I would've probably had some cidre before heading home. Low-key, productive afternoon. I got there and after having lunch I discovered that the only outlet that I could find had no running electricity. My day was ruined! There were only a few people around so hogging a table for more than a couple of hours wouldn't have mattered. I didn't have cake nor cider. Fido's manager is missing out by taking out the outlets. What a disappointment... I'll be a long time until I return to Fido's.
No power outlets available for laptops. WiFi internet is free, but they covered up all the power outlets so they're not accessible, which is lame.
A focus on food provides more than a caffeine rush at this Hillsboro Village institution..
Grungy floors, rocky tables and uneven service are all forgiven: This funky coffeehouse is the heart and soul of Hillsboro Village. Fido draws a mix of Vandy students, Music Row execs and soccer moms. Coffee is the main attraction, but large sandwiches and all-day breakfasts are also draws. Egg McFido, a bagel piled with scrambled eggs and cheddar, makes a swell "morning after" remedy. Sturdier appetites lean toward the Village Burrito--flank steak, spinach, feta and eggs.
wonderful food, somewhat crowded. I took my family there for breakfast a few days ago...they loved it! Only complaint is the crowd....took us awhile to find appropriate seating.
Good place for coffee and breakfast foods. I have nothing but good things to say about FIDO. Unique atmosphere and concept. I think some mornings lines are a bit long for coffee alone. The muffins are great. I would happily wait on that line though. I wish there were hundreds of FIDO but then it would be just like those other guys.................
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