Seattle >Restaurants > Victrola Coffee
411 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811247.622676 -122.312659
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Broadway
So nice to look at, so gross to drink. – The weakest coffee I've ever had. Not sure how a four shot, 12 oz americano can be weak, but they manage to pull it off. The stores themselves are very nice; never really noticed if the staff is rude, slow, blah, blah...I go to coffee shops for the coffee, not to talk and hang out at the place. So if the coffee is weak/bad/cup of swill (which theirs is), then there's no reason for me to go there.
good coffee, slow & unfriendly service – victrola has very good coffee. the people who work there are unfriendly and way too-cool-for-school.
YUM! – Victrola is awesome - my favorite place to get tea (Burrough's Brew is the best!) and Mexican tea cookies. Their new location on Pike is nice, but very unwelcoming - they need to buy a couch; it's cold. But I frequently go to the one on 15th and love it.
nothing special – The coffee drinks are fine. The staff are your very average hipsters but nice if they bother to speak to you. They turn off their wifi on the weekend which is retarded. It's supposedly to promote conversation and community, but seriously - when people want THAT they go places that don't offer wifi in the first place. It's not like there's not a million other espresso joints that do or do not offer wifi. They should just turn off their wifi altogether.
Best coffee around, great atmosphere, if you like coffee this is the place – Victrola roasts and serves coffees they buy from around the world. You can get the absolute best espresso in town here. Baristas are superb, atmosphere is excellent. Coffees include "cup of excellence" winners -- that is, the beans chosen as the finest in annual competitions throughout Latin America. Victrola also imports from a few small farms in Africa and Latin America where they have established relationships with the growers. Most of it is fair trade, organic, etc. (but they're not doctrinaire about this) There's a revolving art show on the walls, an interesting variety of stuff, and a wonderful collection of people, young and old for watching. They're opening a second store on Pike Street. If you're not in Seattle, order some of their coffee by mail -- if you want the best coffee, you won't regret it. If you're in Seattle, and you want to taste the best of the best coffee, don't miss Victrola!
Excellent coffee! – I'm pretty fusy about my coffee having been a barista myself, and Victrola consistently makes good drinks. When you want to show people what really good Seattle coffee tastes like, take them here. That said, when I was in a few days ago, it was difficult to find a table to chat with a friend because of all the laptop drones taking up space. The problem is that each laptopper was sitting at a table meant to hold four people, therefore, ten people with laptops were tying up enough space for forty regular customers. Victrola management has wisely turned off the WiFi on the weekends, but perhaps they should put a big picnic table in the back and designate it as the laptop drone area thereby leaving tables for the rest of us. Actually an easy way to limit time that people use their laptops would be to cover up or eliminate all of the 110V AC plugs, then, people would be limited to the duration of their batteries...just a thought.
Local art shows, an upright piano, in-house roasting and front-row seats on 15th Avenue create a truly original Seattle cafe. – In Short
Choose from an arrangement of upscale pastries, sit back in a slightly tippy chair and wait a few minutes for some of the very best coffee in this coffee-filled city. This Capitol Hill cafe encourages community through a range of art- and politically minded events, while the free Wi-Fi provides the ubiquitous keyboard-tapping background for today's cafe culture.
Outstanding all the way – Victrola is one of a kind in all of Seattle. The coffee is the "The Best in Town". In addition to the great coffee, you will receive great service, and delicious pastries and sandwiches. Victrola is a great place to grab a quick latte, or sit and relax on comfortable couches and overstuffed chairs to visit with friends or read a book. There is new local art every month and music to enjoy on certain evenings. Very family friendly; actually it is a cafe for everyone!
A Gem – The best espresso and most comfortable and welcoming place in all of Seattle.
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