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Caffe Ladro

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(16 Reviews)

2205 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 282-5313

CLOSED NOW
Today: 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tomorrow: 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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General Info
Now a Seattle coffee institution, Caffe Ladro opened our first location on Upper Queen Anne in 1994. People ask about the company name origin. Caffe Ladro is Italian for coffee thief. When we opened up next to Starbucks, we intended to pinch their customers with the best staff and coffee we could find. From the intimate vibe of that single café and bakery, we grew to fifteen locations in and around Seattle. Each café maintains our superb coffee, signature friendly atmosphere, and freshly baked goods. We offer a range of blends and seasonal micro lot coffees at our cafés and for our wholesale partners.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

TollFree: (866) 343-9786

Services/Products
  • Espresso
Payment method
check, all major credit cards
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
West Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Queen Anne
AKA

Caffe Ladro-Upper Queen Anne

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Categories
Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Coffee & Tea, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Coffee House

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Reviews

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seattlegal1

07/05/2008

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Overall
Really Bad Customer Service

The employees are so rude. There is seriously bad energy at the queen anne and bothell cafe ladro locations, its like they are told to be nasty to people or something...maybe they are treated badly and its a bad place to work or something. I have had several bad experiences - kept giving them 2nd chances because i dont like the taste of starbucks coffee...but cafe ladro employees are just consistently rude to customers and so i will not go here again and i will find somewhere else to get my coffee and would advise folks to go somewhere else for your coffee where you will be treated well. shouldn't that be the case? you pay them money - they should at least be a little pleasant! at a minimum they should not be rude!

queenofanne

04/03/2008

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Overall
Order the Medici Mocha with fresh orange peel!

Order the Medici Mocha with fresh orange peel! The fresh orange essence makes this drink heavenly - there's no way one of the big chain coffee shops could ever put so much love into your coffee. Ladro is the gold standard for Seattle coffee, no one else comes close. While you're there, check out the every-changing art gallery by local artists, and snag one of the outdoor adinarondack chairs for the best people watching on Queen Anne Ave.

mwinters

11/25/2007

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Overall
I'll avoid this one for a shop that combines great coffee with great service...

I must be the only person who has had a less than magical experience at this coffeeshop. While the coffee is usually pretty tasty, I have found the baristas to be unnecessarily rude. In the past, the staff's haughtiness hasn't interfered with their coffee-making but this last time, the coffee drinks weren't even good. In future, I'll avoid this one for a shop that combines great coffee with great service.

kari22

07/27/2005

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Overall
Great coffee and generous spirit!

The cafe is wonderful! Not only do they serve amazing espresso and cake, but they also come with a very big heart. The store donated one of their signature desserts for a very beneficial cause, which just goes to show how much they love the Seattle community. Whether you're a regular local or an out-of-towner, this is the best place to grab a quick pick me up. Or sit back and take in the atmosphere. Cheers!

marklovas

11/22/2002

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Overall
Depends on location

Sure the downtown and East Capital hill locations leave something to be desired, however in Queen Anne or Freemont you get a great ambiance.

sweett

10/31/2002

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Overall
ghost town for good reason

No wonder this place is always empty! Mediocre coffee, sterile atmosphere and a genric crowd to boot. Great if you like chains, unintersting clientele & don't care about good coffee or pastries.

RipTorn

10/14/2002

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Overall
low keyed perfection

Ladro on 15th Ave: Very friendly and unpretentious cafe. The staff are always charming and helpful. The desserts and pastries are delicious.

nick2817

10/14/2002

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Overall
Yes, Yes, Yes!

Great Coffee! Great Decor! Great Desserts! Friendly Baristas who pull delicious shots!

jayesky

10/14/2002

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Ladro is the BEST!

Every morning I stop by the Ladro in lower QA and get my double-tall nonfat. Hands down, it's the best latte in town. the Espresso chip cookies and muffins are awesome too. The staff is fun. On weekends, i go to the one on the top of QA and it's great as well. Give it a try...

willa

08/23/2002

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Overall
Go TO ETG!!

Every time I have been to Cafe Ladro it has been bad. I would much rather go to ETG down the street in Fremont.

zuz

07/27/2002

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Overall
just don't like it

I don't really understand why folks think that Ladro takes their coffee seriously. They don't even tamp their own espresso, they let an automatic gridner/tamper do it for them for godssakes! (where's the art?!) Ladro is all marketing, no soul, quality or taste in interior design! And with 8 shops, they are losing their ability to throw around the word ""independent"" and have people believe that means ""good""! I just don't like it.

jill_wa

07/25/2002

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Overall
serious about coffee

their ambience isn't quite as cool as a few other places, but these people are serious about coffee. they pull shots correctly, and the flavor shows. its so sad that people in seattle have been trained to think starbucks actually knows how to make a good cup of coffee. starbucks knows how to burn a good cup of coffee. go to ladro--a local independent gem! (and no, i don't work for them).

jdallman

07/25/2002

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Ladro Changes Beans!!! - Disappointed

OK, I understand the nobility of supporting a cause, but I was extremely disappointed recently when I went into my favorite Cafe Ladro to get that rich, smooth cappuccino I crave so often. A huge banner was draped across the front of the counter proclaiming that Cafe Ladro had changed their beans!!! NOOOOO!

Please go back to the old Vita beans and keep tradition and flavor a priority. You can even charge me more for it and take the money and donate it to whatever cause you want... just bring back my coffee!!!

I have to drop my perfect 10 score down to an 8 just because of this!!!

Rockstar29

07/23/2002

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Overall
You have to try the pie!

Great service! (Fremont and Queen Anne). Delicious pasteries and consistent coffee. Your latte will always be the way you want it! Great place to chat or study!

Erin24

07/19/2002

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Theres No Place Like Foam!

I made the mistake of taking my mom here and now when she visits we can't go anywhere but here! This is the best coffee in town. The counter help is great too! The foam is like cream. I have yet to meet a person who dissagree's.

Garth

05/23/2002

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Overall
If you know Jack -

Pleasant, even friendly service, good coffee, great pastries. The only reason to go to one of the big names down the street is because Ladro is closed.

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