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Espresso Vivace

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Capitol Hill, Seattle
  • The folks at Eater and Food & Wine like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Dominic C.
    "The White Velvet is the best coffee drink I have had so far."(12 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)
    "They make amazing classic Italian-style espressos."(57 Tips)
152 Tips and reviews
  • espresso drinks
  • white velvet
  • beautiful stephanie
  • caffe nico
  • pastries
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  • Hector C.
    Hector Cancino2 weeks ago
    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 25+ 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.
    Upvoted Feb 17
  • 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
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
    Upvoted Feb 17
  • 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 10+ 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
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • raynn m.
    raynn maegikSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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 5+ 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.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KimMarch 29, 2016
    메뉴판(사진)에 1988년 개업이래 발자취를 표시해 놓았다. 커피는 물론 맛있다.
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