This place is truly phenominal, as is the free trade, fresh coffee. I did not feel rushed, as in some other coffee places, and even though the "sit around space" is not as "cool" as others, it is relaxing and not noisy. I've been to this shop so many times, and they always have a new coffee bean they've roasted right there. The baristas are well informed and know exactly which coffee to recommend based on my description of what I am looking for. I have never been disappointed. All those other reviews are years old. This shop is definitely worth experiencing now!
Home of the Velvet Foam...need I say more? Okay, I will anyway. Lower Queen Anne original location has been my favorite coffee spot since it was a narrow hole in the wall...before it expanded to a double-front space...and years before there were any other locations anywhere. Perfect pull every time, luscious foam. And where else in this city can I get a Cafe Generra with a real orange peel, dark chocolate & real whip cream?
This is the most amazing coffeehouse I've visited. Move over all the snob coffee shops, this one has heart and soul. The coffee was the best in Seattle (Hotwire received best coffeeshop in West Seattle last year) and the staff are very friendly. You receive FREE Internet surfing too. Cute coffeeshop, great outdoor patio! It's tiny and busy but worth the trip to a wonderful coffeehouse with REAL people and GREAT coffee.