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Espresso Vivace Roasteria

#160 of 3,447 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Broadway / Capitol Hill
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532 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102-5024
(206) 860-5869
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Orange County, California
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Espresso is bold, buttery with hints of chocolate. Roll espresso across your tongue to appreciate its fullness and complex flavors. We enjoyed their coffee beans so much, that we purchased a bag to take home. This is after visiting several other coffee shops in the Seattle area.

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Thank Dr_C_and_E
Seattle, Washington
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548 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee here is some of the best you will find in the city. The atmosphere at Vivace is also really nice. It's a good place to meet with friends. The "quiet" room is also great.

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Thank Alec D
Seattle, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, the barista yelled us to stand the other end when there are only two customers at cash resister. After we placed an order, he let the receipt fall on the counter and hand gestured good bye with his left hand. Other young lady barista looked nervous and we locked our eyes with "question". We have never seen such... More 

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Thank Person1159
New York City, New York
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200 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great baristas, good coffee and fine pastry. It has a large space where you can sit, relax and read while drinking your coffee.

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Thank SaW43
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Had Latte Soy (4.75) and Apple Turnover (3.75) for breakfast this morning. It was quiet, cosy and there is a "glass room" if you could like to have your private conversations. I like what I ordered. Quite a lot of choices for breakfast; for a cafetaria.

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Thank Enhan
Seattle, Washington
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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Vivace is my favorite place to go for a delicious mocha. This location is towards the north end of Broadway on Capitol Hill. On nice days they open the "door". There is indoor and outdoor seating. If you love coffee I highly recommend a visit

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Thank Alec D
Kingsport, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Had the Macchiato- was very reasonably priced and a good cup of expresso. Nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly people.

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Thank MGUINN08
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

... we stopped in at Espresso Vivace because Joe Bar was too crowded. But after our considerable tour of Seattle roasters, EV's latte was our favorite. Perfect balance of coffee and cream. Plenty of seating inside and out, and a great location on Broadway.

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Thank Todd S
Joplin, Missouri
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

My first impressions of this shop were really great. The baristas were friendly and very interactive and the shop's aesthetics were great. I love that they have a glass room that is much quieter for people wanting to work (maybe meetings too?) But when it came to the actual espresso I was not impressed. The shot was extremely under extracted... More 

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Thank WorldTravelinPaul
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I found this coffee shop somewhat by accident. But it produces some great coffee. It is now my favorite coffee shop. I travel there maybe a couple times of month just to get some of their coffee. Some great baristas as well--especially one guy--don't know his name. It is now my favorite coffee shop. And just comfortable to sit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102-5024
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (206) 860-5869

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