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Cafe Solstice

Coffee Shop$$$$
University District, Seattle
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7.9/10
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  • Matthew K.
    "The espresso cream cheese brownies are the best I've ever had."(2 Tips)
    My Tam N.
    "Sticky brownie, berry mazurkas, mochas are some of the..."(2 Tips)
    Alex G.
    "Loud hipster music"(3 Tips)
    Cathy Z.
    "favorite cafe"(4 Tips)
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  • Philip S.
    Philip SaulMarch 15
    Awesome coffee and beer, and a good place for late night studying
  • Ly L.
    Ly LeJanuary 9
    The espresso cream cheese brownies are bomb even if you are not a big fan of sweets
  • Ray H.
    Ray HsuDecember 1, 2016
    Great cup of macchiato!
  • Maya R.
    Maya RamakrishnanAugust 17, 2016
    By far the best coffee shop on the Ave to get work done in. Good vibes, good coffee, beer on tap- what more could you want?
  • Michael H.
    Michael HallJuly 23, 2016
    Great coffee and the nut muffins are tasty
  • Aron B.
    Aron BealFebruary 12, 2016
    Good place to get work done, at least in the morning. Vegetarian breakfast burrito was mostly beans, however, and some of the staff seem like they'd rather be anywhere but where they were.
  • Mada B.
    Mada BaJanuary 15, 2016
    Best coffee in the area.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlankinshipJuly 23, 2015
    University District. Very loud and active. If you don't like that, check out Allegro.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 23, 2015
    Gets really busy but their iced vanilla lattes and mochas are delicious! Same with the hot coffee, also love the Reuben sandwich with a pickle. They also serve beer!
  • Miraj S.
    Miraj ShahJuly 21, 2015
    Great espresso, nice music, nice space to hang out!
  • Andy K.
    Andy KeilJune 19, 2015
    Some of the best people watching on campus. Sit at the bar, great light.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherMay 20, 2015
    Bring a ladder if you want to sit at the bar.
  • Gus A.
    Gus Alvarez MorenoDecember 6, 2014
    Good place to hang out, work or just chill. Nice music, good decoration. Coffee is good too AND they have whole leaf teas.
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn POctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Earl Grey is good. Nice place but the baristas don't smile much.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CaseyAugust 29, 2014
    Coffee and ambiance is awesome.
  • James M.
    James MontemagnoAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best latte in U district. Get ginger molasses cookie.
  • Kirill
    KirillJune 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Please fire the hipster baristas with shitty music taste.
  • Cathy Z.
    Cathy ZhangMay 2, 2014
    favorite cafe
  • Kirill
    KirillMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If two girls are running the shop, you gonna have great music. If two hipster guys, bring headphones!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MarquezJanuary 22, 2014
    Caramel latte is to die for! I suggest the thicker caramel though!
  • Nik D.
    Nik DastardlyNovember 16, 2013
    Hands down Seattle's, especially the U-dist, best place for a cup of coffee, espresso, tea or whatever flavor you savor to get you going in the morning or keep you going throughout your day.
  • Arden D.
    Arden DertatOctober 20, 2013
    Looks like a perfect place for study, pretty young UW crowd.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cardamon cake is excellent.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KehrtApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The espresso cream cheese brownies are the best I've ever had.
  • Nate H.
    Nate HaganFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to love this place. Great coffee and atmosphere but the attitude is ridiculously hostile towards the patrons. Get a grip Solstice nobody is that cool. Don't tip.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Loud hipster music, good coffee, good tea blends, lots of wooden tables and power outlets, free wireless, and super rich, moist brownies. I don't get a lot of work done here but I still love it.
  • Kasey L.
    Kasey LucasSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They use lighthouse espresso and it's amazing. Best coffee in the U-District. Try the white chocolate banana bread.
  • Pirq
    PirqMay 24, 2012
    They have a great funky vibe, and it feels a little more adult and sophisticated than some places on the Ave. Be sure to use your Pirq app for some amazing deals here everyday!
  • Niyantha S.
    Niyantha ShekarMay 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Plenty of seating, artwork on the walls, really good coffee and the baristas play some great music.
  • Josh C.
    Josh CastilloMay 9, 2012
    Try the espresso cheesecake brownie. Amazing
  • Adam G.
    Adam GellerApril 10, 2012
    Great selection of tea. Really great.
  • Iva G.
    Iva GroudkovaMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own cup and be environmentally friendly!
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GohFebruary 5, 2012
    Fattening myself up with their blueberry coffee cake, but absolutely worth it
  • Breezy M.
    Breezy McJanuary 25, 2012
    A people-watching extravaganza
  • Daniel
    DanielDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best blueberry bran muffin ever!
  • My Tam N.
    My Tam NguyenOctober 28, 2011
    Sticky brownie, berry mazurkas, mochas are some of the best Seattle has to offer.
  • Roberto J.
    Roberto Juárez-GarzaAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit by the green wall, where music is not that loud.
  • Jee Eun (Jennifer) P.
    Try cappuccino here!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MakanMay 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Gret outdoor smoking area that smells like Shultzy's
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RApril 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Internet is constantly broken.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BaconApril 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Very flakey wifi
  • paragonest :.
    paragonest :$April 11, 2011
    sit outside!
  • Jake M.
    Jake MMarch 7, 2011
    Make sure the internet's working before you drop cash on a drink
  • c'est qui :.
    c'est qui :)March 5, 2011
    Their soy mochas are to die for!! The best I've tasted from any other coffee shop. They use Ghirardelli chocolate and their coffee makes the combo bomb!
  • Alpha D.
    Alpha DelapSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best espresso on the Ave. Hands down.
  • Rachel
    RachelAugust 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    For a blissful sugar overload, try the sticky brownie. Temper your sugar high with an americano or a macchiato.
  • Marcus G
    Marcus GJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be afraid to ask them to turn down the blaring out of place gangsta rap---kind of a turn off- lol
  • Paul J.
    Paul JensenJuly 12, 2010
    Subwoofer overload
  • Hope R.
    Hope ReedMay 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The bagels come with TONS of whipped cream cheese. My favorite.
  • Louisa H.
    Louisa HuntApril 19, 2010
    Amazing coffee, and outdoor seating!
  • Kerem K.
    Kerem KMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. and from 9 p.m.-close. $1 off draft beer. Good beer choices on tap.
  • Daniel
    DanielFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy a blueberry bran muffin every morning at 7am before they sell out by 10am
  • Sam C.
    Sam ClaytonFebruary 4, 2010
    My only complaint is that they crank the bass far too high on the sound system -- high enough that one can feel it. One of the only places my headphones cannot drown out questionable musical choices.
  • Jon Masaya E.
    Jon Masaya EvansFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If u don't mind cigarette smoke. Go out back to the heated patio.
  • Mia C.
    Mia ColeJanuary 23, 2010
    Perfect place to hang out with a cup of coffee and some really good friends. Lots of students!
  • John K.
    John KrahJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    relax, listen to music, have a drink, do some homework
  • Justine M.
    Justine MarieOctober 18, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cardamom cake!!
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