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Coffee, Seattle, Washington


171 S. Jackson Street
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 583 0497

El Diablo Coffee Company

1811 Queen Anne Avenue N.
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 285 0693

Victrola Coffee & Art

411 15th Avenue East
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 325 6520


301 East Pine Street
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 625 1600's insider take:

Starbucks, Torrefazione Italia Coffee, and Seattle's Best Coffee are among the chains that got their start here, but it's the smaller, funkier cafés that provide a glimpse into the city's renowned java culture. The fashionable Zeitgeist, in Pioneer Square, has high ceilings, warm wood shelving, and brick walls hung with art. It's always buzzing with beautiful people. Hand-painted murals and red-and-yellow walls make the Cuba-inspired El Diablo Coffee Company a sunny spot regardless of the weather. Try its robust Cubano, made with custom-roasted beans and sweetened with caramelized sugar. Capitol Hill has too many good coffeehouses to dare to pick a "best," but Victrola Coffee & Art stands out for lovely Art Deco–inspired digs, baristas who never seem to have an off day, and a commitment to hard-to-get specialty brews. Another great spot in the same neighborhood is the loftlike Capitol Hill outpost of Bauhaus (the brew of choice for Seattle's cool set), which houses a library of design books and has an upper deck with brilliant views of the Space Needle.—Updated by Aaron Barker

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