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Espresso Vivace Roasteria

#143 of 3,441 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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532 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102-5024
(206) 860-5869
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Person1159
New York City, New York
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191 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank SaW43
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Enhan
Seattle, Washington
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532 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 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

Thank Alec D
Kingsport, Tennessee
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank MGUINN08
Richardson, Texas
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

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 

Thank WorldTravelinPaul
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank sanjuanisland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Though the original cafe is gone and the walk up stand down the street is just as good, the newest space combines them both for the best espresso experience in Seattle. The baristas are first rate, the pastries delightful, and the coffee simply rocks. A true destination for our tourist friends and none have been disappointed. Hang out a while... More 

Thank LooneyAlan
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I'm rarely on Capitol Hill these days but I do love Vivace Roasteria. It was the first coffee shop I ever went to where they made patterns in the foam before it became popular. Their roaster is right there in the middle of the coffeeshop and the coffee is rich and smooth.

Thank igotmojo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?