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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 90
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is where Seattle's coffee culture began

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

One of my favorite places in the city to get an iced Americano in the summer. I love the flavor of the drink and the service is pretty quick without sacrificing quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I drink coffee professionally. I buy my green beans from various fair trade sources, roast in small batches at home. I really love vivace. Consistently good coffee but Seattle has many great coffee shops this place is not the best imho

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Excellent Espresso drinks made in full view. I like Starbuck's but the finished result here was truly representative of what a Cappuccino should be. The barista made the artwork look effortless and the layering was just superb. Espresso Vivace also operates street Coffee bars, but take the brief time to enjoy the Nice atmosphere and decor of their Cafe. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Whenever I go to Seattle I make a point to go to Vivace. They know how to make latte's and cappuccinos as they should be made. I love Starbucks but they should take lessons from these people. You don't just foam up some milk and throw it on top of an espresso shot. Check Vivace out and see how good... More 

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Additional Information about Espresso Vivace Roasteria

Address: 532 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98122-8400
Phone Number: (206) 860-5869
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cafe

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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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