2205 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
TollFree: (866) 343-9786
Caffe Ladro-Upper Queen Anne
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Coffee House
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
07/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
04/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/27/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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!
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...
07/27/2002Provided by Citysearch -
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.
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).
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!!!