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Ghost Alley Espresso

1499 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101-2031
+1 206-351-4417
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chai” (4 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“gum wall” (43 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
1499 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101-2031
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After ordering previously a large Cappuccino (which is actually a non-standard order) that I found quite disappointing (refer previous review); the owner messaged, said she remembered serving me and apologised that she didn’t ask more questions for my order regarding preferences. I could see the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank unordinary_traveller
Mike B, Owner at Ghost Alley Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I agree! The Flat White will allow you to appreciate the wonderfully smooth flavors of the espresso to come through. Thanks for saying something and giving us another opportunity to make your experience a good one! Happy Holidays and see you next time!

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This coffee shop is truly a whole in the wall. Not much seating but amazing coffee. They have a latte surprise where the barista asks about allergies and flavors and then whips us a surprise drink. It is the most amazing cup of coffee I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AndrewF228
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick coffee. Had a cappuccino using the Ghost Alley Coffee beans - amazing. The two girls behind the counter were great, very friendly and chatty. Keep up the coffee art!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Billy S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The lattes we got were well-balanced, not too acidic nor bitter. There are a lot of tourist that pass by since this coffee shop is just below the Pike Place Market and is next to the infamous Gum Wall. I enjoyed sitting at the chairs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cantsaythis
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Yeah seattle is coffee central. And I'm a coffee snob. And this coffee is extraordinary. If you like it "white" like my spouse, try the oat milk. Makes it super creamy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YourCardShark
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Ordered 16oz Cappuccino but what I got I’m sure was a 10oz (their standard serve) with just a lot more milk foam on-top to fill up the cup as there was (in my opinion) way too much milk foam. Being a little stunned when passed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank unordinary_traveller
Mercedes C, Owner at Ghost Alley Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Tripadvisor has a policy of not allowing reviewers to change reviews for a period of time so I am stepping outside of my comfort zone to right this response and let you, the reader, know about the wonderful exchange this poor review led to. I...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The espresso is rich and perfectly prepared. The staff is friendly. If you need some peace from the busy market, this place delivers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank karen k
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a teeny little coffee shop at Pike Place Market. Potentially overlooked but passed by thousands (or more) daily due to it's placement in the alley where the famous Gum Wall resides. Great coffee, friendly staff. Try some local flair!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Kate H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This would be five stars if there were more seating--but as it is, this is a great spot to stop and grab a latte, mocha, or simple cup o' joe before you wander Pike Place Market.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank AmandaMVail
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This place we came across while walking around near Pike Place. The smell from the place was just so enticing we had to try, and that we love coffee. This place is small inside but it is worth the wait. We have never tried coffee...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MrsReidyHebb
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1499 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101-2031
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-351-4417
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Located underneath the iconic "Public Market Center" sign, in Lower Post Alley, this espresso shops offers espresso roasted by Queen Anne Roasters. Popular drinks include the Salted Nut Latte and Mystery Mocha. A variety of milks are served. Drinks are unique and often combine tea and espresso. There are a few seats both inside and outside of the shop but a customer would enjoy most grabbing a drink to go, a map, some useful advice about the Market and then set out to explore the Pike Place Market. Open every day. Fresh roasted coffee is available for purchase by the bag.
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