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Zeitgeist

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Pioneer Square
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171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-2852
(206) 583-0497
Website
Today
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Strong, smooth coffee and salted caramels.

Quiet place. Easy to miss. But don't. Staff is friendly, art on the wall is local photographer today. An unabridged dictionary and a large globe welcome you as you enter. Well lit and above all, strong, smooth coffee. And salted caramels. A nice stop. Highly recommended. I wasn't hungry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
chico45458
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quiet place. Easy to miss. But don't. Staff is friendly, art on the wall is local photographer today. An unabridged dictionary and a large globe welcome you as you enter. Well lit and above all, strong, smooth coffee. And salted caramels. A nice stop. Highly recommended. I wasn't hungry enough to order food, but the sandwiches looked great.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you don't already have a favorite go-to Seattle coffee house (no, Starbucks doesn't count), Zeitgeist will fill the bill. Located a couple of blocks from the King Street train station on the corner of S. Jackson St. and 2nd Avenue, floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the outer wall giving a nice view of the vehicle/foot traffic on both streets. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I loved to go here at least two times a week. It's like eye candy looking at people passing by from behind a glass. I love to sitting at the bar stools looking out on the streets.

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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful coffee and wonderful ambience in a big light-filled circa 1900s space. Friendly and efficient staff.

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Turton, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a pleasure it was to find a coffee shop in Seattle that wasn't a Starbucks. We visited en route to Safeco Field fir a Mariners game. The coffee was good as were the pastries that just had to accompany them. The interior was eclectic and a refreshing change from the corporate interiors of the chains. Recommended

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Pasadena, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just across the street from the Klondike National Historical Park sits this neighborhood type coffee shop. After going through the NHP we were happy to sit and sip coffee and eat their home-baked typed goodies before it was time to catch the bus.

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Here on business and trying to explore the city as much as possible before and after work. The staff was very friendly and helpful (I'm a virgin coffee drinker). The caramel latte was exactly what I wanted!! Delicious in every way! I also had a goat cheese and egg breakfast sandwich - YUMMY!!! Love this local spot. Definitely recommend. The... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I visited here on a weekday morning and loved it. I got a breakfast sandwich. (Egg sandwich w ham cheddar cheese chipotle mayo on brioche roll) It was hot, crispy, and flavorful. The line was short, the food came out fast,, and the atmosphere was great. Lots of magazines and reading material. Not in a convenient location to downtown but... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This "industrial style" coffee shop offers fresh baked goods and light fare and great coffee beverages, perfect to relax after a visit to area activities and watch the world go by. Be sure to try one of the flavored lattés.

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Laval
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was a very nice place, the coffee was very good, especially for the price. Huge windows, wifi, a very nice place to take a break from touring the city.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Pioneer Square
  • Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
  • Phone Number: (206) 583-0497

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?