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Espresso Vivace

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Capitol Hill, Seattle
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  • Dominic C.
    "The White Velvet is the best coffee drink I have had so far."(14 Tips)
    Kristina K.
    "Cafe Nicos are delicious, as are white velvets."(8 Tips)
    Alexander J.
    "try a Beautiful Stephanie: a cozy spiced tea latte."(3 Tips)
    🐚Ahmet
    "They make amazing classic Italian-style espressos."(60 Tips)
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  • eli
    eli1 week ago
    WiFi password: Vivace27
  • Alan G.
    Alan Grinberg2 weeks ago
    Awesome lattes and mochas. Try the white velvet as well!
  • Matt
    MattSeptember 22
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is awesome, and Nico is beyond.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BJune 14
    Great coffee!! And the place is roomy and calm
  • Andrew P.
    All the espresso drinks are amazing! I've been getting the white velvet drink lately. So good and refreshing in the heat.
  • Domo
    DomoMay 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Nico is heaven!
  • Hector C.
    Try the white velvet!
  • Mu Y.
    Mu YeMarch 16
    Very nice art
  • Rohan M.
    Rohan MalpaniJuly 24, 2016
    Great coffee! Big space.. They also have a small silent room.
  • 🐚Ahmet
    🐚AhmetJune 7, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    They make amazing classic Italian-style espressos. Just order one and finish it while you are still paying for it.
  • Buket D.
    Buket D.May 19, 2016
    Coffee is good but the staff are very unfriendly and RACIST. The wireless connection is unreliable. Good coffee is all over Seattle, so will not come back.
  • Cem H.
    Cem HamamiMay 12, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    go for a shot of espresso or cafe nico here
  • Riona M.
    Riona MacNamaraApril 9, 2016
    Mighty-O vegan doughnuts, hemp milk, great coffee.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMarch 24, 2016
    Very yummy
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WrightFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best espresso in Seattle. The same consistent taste for many years.
  • Genki U.
    Genki U.January 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It doesn't take long to finish a drink, so get it in a nice cup instead of the paper...!
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosJanuary 6, 2016
    Best coffee on Capitol Hill!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 5, 2016
    Barista is rude and pretentious! But ristretto shot of espresso is solid. Pastries are from macrina bakery but don't bother.
  • christoffer r.
    christoffer rosenJanuary 4, 2016
    Great cappuccino.
  • Nandini B.
    Nandini BhattacharyaDecember 23, 2015
    Nice mocha
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 2, 2015
    Get the latte.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel StricklandNovember 30, 2015
    Great espresso and a nice work environment.
  • David S.
    David SteinOctober 24, 2015
    The quiet room is a great place to get work done.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedSeptember 28, 2015
    A stop we make every time we come to the city. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherSeptember 13, 2015
    Wear your "big boy" pants, shots are pulled risttetro
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Cafe Nico. You will not be disappointed.
  • Sibel O.
    Sibel OkumusJuly 15, 2015
    White velvet is best iced coffee I have ever drink:)
  • Nitish M.
    Nitish MeenaJuly 5, 2015
    Nico of Espresso Vivace is pure magic. Subtle orange taste with freshly roasted coffee is worth drooling.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyJuly 1, 2015
    There is a quiet room, great for working.
  • Kate
    KateJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Comfy and cozy atmosphere. The bartenders are very friendly!
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FoleyApril 29, 2015
    With a base of fantastic espresso, you really can't go wrong with any of the barista drinks.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SabriApril 28, 2015
    Probably the best iced mocha I've ever had in my life.
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cappuccino with hemp milk is delicious
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.January 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a Nico. You won't be sorry.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BuhlerJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Had a nearly perfect ristretto here. They still got it.
  • Onur K.
    Onur KaraagaogluJanuary 12, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    decent espresso
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornJanuary 4, 2015
    Try caffe nico
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornJanuary 4, 2015
    Wifi password "vivace30"
  • Sai P.
    Sai PinapatiDecember 27, 2014
    willow tea
  • Stefan
    StefanDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best latte in Seattle, period.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengDecember 7, 2014
    The velvet is amazing
  • Brian F.
    Brian FlockDecember 7, 2014
    Best coffee in Seattle, hands down. The lattes are killer.
  • Tachini P.
    Tachini PeteDecember 6, 2014
    Get the white velvet!
  • Jia-Ying X.
    Jia-Ying XuDecember 4, 2014
    The beautiful Stephanie is like chai tea latte with less chai flavor and more milk.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BoosNovember 23, 2014
    The cafe nico is one of the most delicious espresso drinks I've ever had
  • Jarret F.
    Jarret FalknerNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order Americano or fancier. No drip coffee served here.
  • Lily
    LilyNovember 12, 2014
    Try the cappuccino.
  • Sai P.
    Sai PinapatiNovember 1, 2014
    caffe nico
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherOctober 27, 2014
    Two lines gets you your coffee faster.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerOctober 25, 2014
    Great place for a quick stop or to get some work done. Good coffee, love their cookies.
  • Albert F.
    Albert FergusonOctober 20, 2014
    The pastries. And every cup of espresso has some form of latte art within the foam. :-)
  • Sai P.
    Sai PinapatiSeptember 29, 2014
    Caffe nico and sublime music.
  • Haydn D.
    Haydn DaltonSeptember 28, 2014
    Some of the best coffee I've tasted in Seattle
  • Albert F.
    Albert FergusonSeptember 19, 2014
    The quality of service and speed. Their cappuccinos ate amazing
  • Sai P.
    Sai PinapatiAugust 29, 2014
    Love the industrial music they play here sometimes.
  • Sanford M.
    Sanford MoskowitzAugust 18, 2014
    White velvet 😳😳😳💣
  • Ronald H.
    Ronald HealeyAugust 15, 2014
    I had the cafe Mocha... If that's your thing, go for it!
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BushAugust 14, 2014
    Great coffee. Classic Seattle coffee shop.
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey HansonAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cafe nico before you die. Seriously.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KAugust 11, 2014
    Excellent steamed milk. Try a cappuccino.
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LeAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a coffee from Zach. Grab a chair outside and enjoy the scenery
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    This 1988-established coffee legend is “sweet espresso perfection with the most beautiful foam,” according to Atlas Coffee Importers’ Karen Kazmierzcak. Read more
  • Chandler C.
    Chandler CollinsApril 7, 2014
    This place has great coffee, but you will lose your mind trying to use their internet.
  • Smitha
    SmithaApril 6, 2014
    A little loud if you are here to study or do work.
  • Feras K.
    Feras KarabliehApril 3, 2014
    Awesome Coffee, Great People, My favorite hangout in town!!!
  • Travis G.
    Travis GrigsbyApril 2, 2014
    Get a nico
  • Sankalp S.
    Sankalp ShereMarch 31, 2014
    Somewhat rude barista! I think I like the SLU location better!!
  • Sankalp S.
    Sankalp ShereMarch 30, 2014
    Coffee and quiet!
  • Paul S.
    Paul StavropoulosMarch 17, 2014
    One of the best coffee places in seattle! Great coffee art and rich espresso
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SchaubMarch 15, 2014
    Get the Cafe Nico
  • Jesus l.
    Jesus la PingaFebruary 15, 2014
    Amazing place. Love this shop
  • Valor P.
    Valor PolandDecember 14, 2013
    Wifi 12/2013: vivace26
  • Carmel
    CarmelNovember 22, 2013
    Really slow internet, was not ideal for studying. I recommend checking the internet connection before ordering
  • Matt R.
    Matt RoneyNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cappuccino I've had in a WHILE. Incredibly rich milk that accentuates caramel notes in the espresso.
  • @njwineandbeer
    @njwineandbeerOctober 10, 2013
    Awesome espresso drinks - no huge sizes just smooth coffee
  • Ben W.
    Ben WhiteSeptember 18, 2013
    Fantastic coffee (of course), but consistent wifi failures at this location.
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaSeptember 8, 2013
    If you're a lighter coffee drinker like me, the White Velvet is the way to go!
  • Philipp B.
    Philipp B.September 1, 2013
    Great Espresso! Best americano for a long time. WiFi is pretty slow, though.
  • Whitney C.
    Whitney CountsAugust 26, 2013
    Cafe Nico all the way!!!!
  • Maria R.
    Maria RodriguezAugust 25, 2013
    Great coffee, but they don't serve chai
  • Ava
    AvaJuly 7, 2013
    Best espresso drinks in Seattle!!!
  • Bea M.
    Bea MbJune 30, 2013
    The best caffe caramel I've had ever!!
  • Maria R.
    Maria RodriguezJune 26, 2013
    Great coffee and super nice staff.
  • Morgan O.
    Morgan O'FrielJune 26, 2013
    Vegan scones are delish. Americanos are perfect
  • Morgan O.
    Morgan O'FrielJune 25, 2013
    Vegan scones are bomb... Gluten free scones, not so much
  • Katy I.
    Katy IonisJune 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee and great WiFi. Baked goods are just ok.
  • Pejman P.
    Pejman Pour-MoezziJune 6, 2013
    Famous for their espresso drinks. Big enough of a place for the kids to hang out too.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HMay 27, 2013
    I was skeptical about a 12 oz caramel latte being $5, but it was so worth it. Best latte ever.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CampbellMay 6, 2013
    The Americano is too weak or the double shots are small.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RigottiApril 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're planning to use the wifi, check it before ordering. It can be a bit spotty, especially if the place is packed.
  • Greg Fellin
    Greg FellinApril 28, 2013
    Try the Nico Latte
  • Greg Fellin
    Greg FellinApril 28, 2013
    Ask about the special Lattes.
  • Naushad J.
    Naushad JanmohamedApril 3, 2013
    Excellent latte and service. Kuddoos
  • Ed
    EdFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep it simple and get a cappuccino. It's the best in the city by a wide margin.
  • Derek R.
    Derek RossJanuary 15, 2013
    Good americanos wish they had some drip or press coffee available.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CalcagnoJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Order an espresso and enjoy it at the bar. Two quick sips and you're in espresso heaven!
  • T R
    T RNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There are more Macs in here than an apple store
  • David H.
    David HansonOctober 2, 2012
    The White Velvet has always been my drink.
  • Evan M.
    Evan MeagherSeptember 26, 2012
    @seattlerb meets here every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Go there and hack.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergSeptember 18, 2012
    Also check out their cart on Broadway and Thomas if you need a late night Macchiato on the way out!
  • R M.
    R MSeptember 17, 2012
    best macchiato I've ever had!
  • Namitta S.
    Namitta ShankarJuly 13, 2012
    Amazing coffee, try the caramel iced latte. It just can't get better than this. Great ambience, ample place to find a spot and sit back. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Heather
    HeatherMay 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Have a cup of World Peace
  • Charisma Y.
    Charisma Y.May 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Beautiful Stephanie.
  • DRR
    DRRMarch 31, 2012
    Whatever you order, also order a shot of espresso and drink that while you are waiting to pay.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MickeyMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One word: YUM.
  • Shiree Scarlet
    Shiree ScarletFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caffe Nico is incredible! Cinnamon, orange and a bit of dark chocolate. Subtle and amazing, best coffee beverage I've ever had.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    kind of expensive, but at least you get a double spot
  • Cap'n Slipp
    Cap'n SlippDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coffee in Seattle, if not the US, if not the world. Enjoy it.
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WongNovember 28, 2011
    Their caramel latte uses real caramel, none of that flavor-syrup crap!
  • Dylan Rae N.
    Dylan Rae NaomiNovember 16, 2011
    The whipcream has coffee in it! The best whip you will ever have in ur life. I cant get it anywhere else now. It just doea not compare!
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe ReedNovember 6, 2011
    The "quiet" room in the back is awesome for working or studying
  • Josh J.
    Josh JonesOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You gotta try the Cafe Caramel.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラSeptember 25, 2011
    This is allegedly the best coffee shop in Seattle.
  • Chewsy
    ChewsySeptember 13, 2011
    Click through to find out the espresso drink described as "The best caffeine treat on the street"! Don't forget to add your own Chewsy review! Read more
  • Owen K.
    Owen KroegerSeptember 4, 2011
    The coffee's almost as good as being back in Italy.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HerringAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No wifi on weekends! Would be nice if it were a $ add-on.
  • Daniel
    DanielAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have an espresso using the vita blend!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I agree w/Melissa F, the White Velvets: THE Best!
  • miar m.
    miar mangunsongAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ice soy white velvet + chocolate almond croisant are delicious match! Wish they can heat up the croisant and it'll be purrrffeectt
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KingJune 22, 2011
    Cafe Nicos are delicious, as are white velvets.
  • Sameer H.
    Sameer HalaiMay 28, 2011
    The coffee here is actually not great at all
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ConrickMay 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Greatest Latte Ever - don't miss out. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Candice J.
    Candice JohnsonMay 15, 2011
    Best mocha in the city!
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItMay 9, 2011
    Found Latte as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 25, 2011
    David Schomer & Geneva Sullivan opened the first Espresso Vivace 20 years ago, introducing Seattle to the Northern Italian espresso tradition: reddish-brown shots of espresso with a superthick crema.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica G.April 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Easily the best coffee in Capitol Hill. Foam art, coffee, free wifi, & employees = thumbs up. I can't get enough of this place.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LonesomeApril 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I seen to always find parking outside this place when getting my coffee so walk or drive.
  • Dominic C.
    Dominic ChevalierMarch 27, 2011
    The White Velvet is the best coffee drink I have had so far. When traveling to Seattle I make it a point to have one....consistently heavenly.
  • Peter H.
    Peter H.March 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best machiatto in the city. Also, the friendliest baristas around.
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BeckMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    ask for the story about the nico.
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BeckFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    best in town!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BroderickFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cafe Nico makes everything right in the world.
  • T R
    T RJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool mural
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa F.January 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    White velvets are my absolute favorite! I triple dog dare you to order one!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RuggJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Have Zack make your drink and you'll taste heaven!
  • Brad R.
    Brad ReynoldsJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If the wifi works buy a lottery ticket immediately because it's your lucky day.
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaDecember 3, 2010
    Try the Glazed Donut
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick ValenzuelaOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Order a Nico.
  • Tatiana G.
    Tatiana GillOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Double mocha all the way
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best almond latte in Seattle!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SmithSeptember 9, 2010
    Best Coffee In The World
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GJuly 16, 2010
    Check out the "quiet room". A little oasis in an otherwise noisy life.
  • Monica
    MonicaJune 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Caffe Caramel - it's got just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Neha C.
    Neha ChaudhryMay 18, 2010
    Great Coffee especially the lattes
  • Randy T.
    Randy TorresMay 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Carmel Latte!
  • Denny L.
    Denny LeeFebruary 20, 2010
    Best coffee. Period....and remember, this is from a guy OCD for good coffee from Montréal, eh?!
  • lindsey l.
    lindsey lettvinFebruary 1, 2010
    Best coffee and kid-friendly. Big drawing easel and books on the back wall.
  • Lenni K.
    Lenni KuffJanuary 30, 2010
    Second best Espresso in Seattle. Cafe Vita is number one.
  • Boris E.
    Boris EricksonSeptember 29, 2009
    Buy two drinks and tip a $2 bill.
  • Shalini G.
    Shalini GujavartySeptember 24, 2009
    get beer-only $3.5 for bottled microbrews
  • Kiley H.
    Kiley HurdAugust 26, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    grab yourself an iced white velvet, and relax with a book.
  • David R.
    David ReevesAugust 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Raspberry Mazurka is hands down the tastiest coffee shop pastry I've ever had. Pair it with a macchiato.
  • Alexander J.
    Alexander JaffeAugust 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    try a Beautiful Stephanie: a cozy spiced tea latte. Closest thing here to a chai latte, but better.
  • Shalini G.
    Shalini GujavartyJuly 28, 2009
    vivace has a.c.
  • josh b.
    josh bisJuly 28, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    add some lemon zest to your iced americano during the summer.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DysonApril 3, 2009
    rock some spressssso
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KimMarch 29, 2016
    메뉴판(사진)에 1988년 개업이래 발자취를 표시해 놓았다. 커피는 물론 맛있다.
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