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Zeitgeist

#401 of 3,450 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Pioneer Square
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171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-2852
(206) 583-0497
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
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Frankfurt, Germany
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

...the Cappucino is just OK, it had pretty unpleasant bitter note, I've had a better one at quite a few Starbucks. Wifi didn't work, food also didn't look were inviting....the only thing this place really excelled at was the amount of tattoos put on display by the baristas ;)

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Thank Muh-Sagt-Die-Kuh
New Zealand
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

the barista knew what a flat white is - bless! and the mocha and flat white were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and food - fabulous lentil soup and the lemon poppy seed donut a triumph. we went back a couple of days later and had toasted sandwiches to fortify us for more shopping and walking. the place... More 

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SimcoeCounty
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Definitely not a Starbucks......they roast their own blends and r conveniently located by union station...very nice scones as well...good 4 people watching

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Kansas City, Missouri
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188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Gave the Zeitgeist a try this morning. It's located near the King Street Station in a sketchy part of Seattle. The coffee was a welcome reprieve, but the food was meh at best. It was delivered burned, although the staff did offer to cook it again. The restaurant was busy, so we declined. The music was too loud to allow... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Well-reviewed coffee/tea spot two blocks from Amtrak. Sandwiches and soup. Open Sunday. When I visited, soup was out and ALL sandwiches are pre-made with mayo (allergy) or other condiments. Good wireless.

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Thank mike110742
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Excellent ham breakfast sandwich. Good chai latte and Americano. Will go back! Great location close to the boatshow at Century Link Field.

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Thank Sirpa S
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here after lunch on a stopover from Amtrak, the station is a block away. Convenient location for travelers. My husband had one of their salted chocolate carmels, which apparently was amazing. I had a cappuccino which was not so great. Not terrible though, foam was low and creamy, I think just bitter beans. Neat warehouse loft kind... More 

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Thank ClaireBlair
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Zeitgeist is close to many things, Pioneer Square, Amtrak, lightrail, and both stadiums. The service and coffee were both very good. The atmosphere is also nice.

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Thank Alec D
Eugene, Oregon
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I met my uncle here for breakfast before catching the train back home. This cute place has a lot of character and a good atmosphere. While they don't have the biggest menu, what they do have is tasty. Most importantly, it's just a few blocks from the train station. Get your travel meal here instead of on Amtrak.

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Thank Simon51862
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here after a tour at SafeCo Field, & my wife and I Loved the coffee, and decor! The staff were friendly, and acknowledged we were not from the Seattle area. He was friendly and helpful on other attractions to see. I tried a Carmel Lattè, and it was Great! They have some very interesting artifacts throughout the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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