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Cafe Allegro

4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For being ranked the oldest espresso joint in Seattle, I expected a little better coffee. I did read the original Starbucks proprietor designed the Starbucks coffee product line from Cafe Allegro, so that explains the poor taste of both places.

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Pennsylvania, US
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247 reviews 247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Café Allegro's location in an alley just off the UW campus makes it convenient for University affiliated people. There are lots of seats and tables, many of which seem to be occupied by long-term users. We had no trouble finding seats, however. I had high expectations for this coffee house but found their coffee to just be average. My latte... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The overall atmosphere of Allegro is very welcoming, warm and unpretentious. The fact that it is hidden in an alley makes it more special and it feels very authentic/alternative. I usually went here to study when I didn't feel like sitting in a place that was too quiet. Free wifi and lots of seating space made it a safe bet,... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

A quick word of clarification, because this listing seems to flummox the folks who run this site. Not to mention people posting reviews. The real Cafe Allegro is at 4214 University Way NE, just up an alley. It dates from 1975, and by some accounts it's Seattle's very first espresso joint. It remains excellent, a required stop on any coffee... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

snob heaven. don't eavesdrop, all you'll hear are pretentious pseudo-intellectuals pontificating. also, the baristas always get pissy when i stand by the pastry case while i decide what i want. what do they want me to do? get to the front of the line without a clue as to what i want to order? no sorry, i need to contemplate... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Allegro

Address: 4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone Number: 206.633.3030
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Café

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