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St. James Espresso

355 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6221
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Ranked #42 of 235 Restaurants in Kirkland
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Highly recommended. Nice atmosphere and strong coffee. They also have board games and such. Cool art of the walls and I think they employ teens from the local teen center.

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Florence, Italy
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237 reviews 237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While our coffees were tasty, we waited at least twenty minutes to receive our order. There was only one lone barista/cashier on a busy Sunday morning, trying to juggle the morning crowd. He was extremely frazzled to say the least.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a cozy place to share a latte or coffee. The staff is especially friendly and they don't mind if you linger over your drinks and stay awhile. Many people bring their computer and get some work done while sipping their latte.

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Kirkland, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This espresso shop is a friendly neighborhood establishment in downtown Kirkland. Locally owned, congenial baristas who are long established, free Wi-Fi, great beverages, and comfortable seating, what more could you ask for? They also serve sandwiches as well as the normal muffins, bagels and other breakfast goodies. After the sun is over the yardarm, they also serve wine and beer.

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Richland, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Not only is the coffee amazing, the service is great, and the atmosphere relaxing. I could easily spend an hour here browsing through my newspaper or laptop, while sipping on the best coffee Kirkland has to offer. If you haven't tried St. James - give it a try.

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Seattle, WA USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I like this place. The owner is regularly there working and interacting with people. There are tables and cozy chairs to chill in. They also have free wifi.

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Kirkland, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you are in search for a place to relax and sit down, conduct a muted business meeting, or just in for some nice baked good, S:t James is da place. Comfy environment, large leather chairs, tons of magazines/newspapers. Likely a tad pricier than SBUX, but this is not a "coffee and run" place, but somewhere where you truly sit... More 

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I get in to this place every chance I get. The baristas all make a latte with excellent microfoam and lovely latte art. Haven't tried the sandwiches. The decor is not very appealing and it's somewhat dark in there. But the COFFEE! MMmmmmm.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011 via mobile

Found it today on a walk- will be back, and soon. Noticed really nice staff. Unhurried service. Looks like a great place to socialize. Warm ambiance. Great to have in the neighborhood! Didn't have food, so can't comment, but looked yummy. Liked the magazine selection since I was alone. Latte was excellent.

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

I really don't know how they do it, but as much as I like my Starbucks cappuccino, these guys always manage to do better. If only they restocked on the Maple Spice flavor.

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Additional Information about St. James Espresso

Address: 355 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6221
Phone Number: 425-895-8272
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Café

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