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Espresso Vivace Roasteria

532 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98122-8400 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
(206) 860-5869
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Ranked #35 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I've been reliably informed that this is the best coffee in Seattle. I've certainly had nothing to top it yet. Well crafted, a delicious roast, smooth and velvety. If I find a better coffee, even in this caffeinated paradise, I'll be surprised.

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Wandered into Espresso Vivace and what a delight! The barista was an artist! The double cappuccino was not only delicious it was expertly presented. Have your coffee there for the full experience. Was disappointed we didn't make it back before we left.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We trekked from downtown to Capitol Hill to try out this coffee and it was completely worth it! After hearing a lot about Vivace from people we know (also Emeril Lagasse calls it his favorite), we felt it definitely lived up to the hype. Really cute and big coffee shop with lots of personality. The baristas are friendly, although a... More

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orange county, ca
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Cant go wrong here. Mocha and Latte are fantastic, but you need to try the espresso to get the full experience of what coffee should be. It is the coffee equivilant of a fine wine - there are so many subtile flavors that come out when coffee is done like Vivace does it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

You won't find many syrups here! My iced velvet expresso was sweetened with melted white chocolate & was delicious!

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seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My favorite espresso place in a town known for its coffee. I always get a macchiato (2 shots of espresso, a little heated milk and foam) or maybe two. They're famous for the designs poured right on top of your drink and for their roast and it's fun to sit at the window counter and watch people walking by. Some... More

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USA
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564 reviews 564 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I had the ice white velvet expresso with milk it was really different. There was a little line but it went pretty quick.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I heard about Vivace before my trip to Seattle and making the effort to visit 2 of the locations were one of the best highlights. The macchiato is creamy, elegant, flavorful and unforgettable. The baristas certainly know their coffee and methods to brew them to its full potential.

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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We decided to try as many coffee shops as possible in the Seattle area....I have to say it would take several more trips to make a dent. The very best coffee of the trip was Vivace. If fact we has to pass up several different cafes in order to return to Vivace. Yum.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Coffee, beer, pastries, Wi-Fi, quiet room, flyers/posters for local shows & events. The most wonderful staff, in my opinion; I've been going to Vivace for many years.

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