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Espresso Vivace Roasteria

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Broadway / Capitol Hill
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532 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98122-8400
(206) 860-5869
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best espresso in town

I tried Vivace yesterday for the first time, and what a treat it was. I ordered a cappuccino, and it was divine. It had the perfect ratio of espresso to milk to foam, a perfect cappuccino (most coffee shops think a latte and cappuccino are the same thing). The espresso was rich and sweet and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Andrew D
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I tried Vivace yesterday for the first time, and what a treat it was. I ordered a cappuccino, and it was divine. It had the perfect ratio of espresso to milk to foam, a perfect cappuccino (most coffee shops think a latte and cappuccino are the same thing). The espresso was rich and sweet and was so delicious. I can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The creamiest, most lovely foam you will ever experience! These guys and gals know how to make the best coffee in the world.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Absolutely the best coffee in Seattle.. go take your photo at Starbucks and head to one of these locations for a cup of heaven. I always leave with two bags of beans and a smile on my face.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The real deal. They make an espresso shot that is unbelievably silky. Possibly my favorite cup in the world.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was expecting a lot more in terms of flavor for their coffee. Nothing special in my opinion, I would even say a little less than average.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Vivace is what put coffee on the map in Seattle (not Starbucks). Vivace taught Starbucks how to do it (they haven't completely learned yet). This is where you get a professionally made espresso or macchiatto or other drink without fanciful made-up names. Vivace baristas know their beans, grinds, brewing conditions, and quality of outcome. Just go - you will understand... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great location, knowledgable staff, wonderful coffee. Leave Starbucks behind and get over to Capitol Hill for this caffeine oasis! You can purchase drinks and get the beans for yourself.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Viviane pretty much single handedly started great coffee in the states and was the one of the first to do latte art. the espresso here is pure brilliance. No drip only Americano or other espresso based drinks. The pour the best shot around. I usually have a macchiato which really brings out the essence of the espresso. or my daytime... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I confess: I live 1 block from the sidewalk cafe and 3 blocks from the roasteria, so I can fall out of my front door and get the best coffee in the City Of Coffee. I love going to the roasteria. It is warm and welcoming, with great spaces for hanging out and watching the great parade that is Capitol... More 

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Marrowstone Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The bar is set, here is your 10. We live in the country now but every time we go into seattle, we go in to the one near REI or pick up a coffee and bag of beans for home from the broadway kiosk. Simply the best coffee outside of italy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 532 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98122-8400
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (206) 860-5869

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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