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“This is THE coffee place”
Review of Velocity

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Vancouver, BC
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“This is THE coffee place”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Now THIS is the kind of coffee house I was hoping to find in PT! let's start with their excellent choice of beans: Olympia Roasting Company (Specialty Coffee Association small roaster of the year and famous for their quality and commitment to sustainability) and Stumptown from Portland. Then they take those great beans and treat them beautifully via their immaculately clean La Marzocco La Strada espresso machine or Chemex or drip or French press. Love it! Ask them which bean they'd recommend and they're quick to speak passionately about each one's characteristics. My macchiato was DELICIOUS and my Chemex was beautifully delicate. And to top it all off the cafe in the Maritime Centre has a beautiful view AND the staff are so friendly. Wifi of course. After trying 1012 Coffee and Better Living... (Both good places), Velocity serves the best coffee IMO.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GuinnessGuy
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Coffee!.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We walked into this coffee shop but it was no longer called Velocity. The new owners are great in PR skills. I ordered a latte and was asked if I wanted to drink it there. It was served in a nice cup with a saucer. The blueberry pastry was awesome! I would recommend this to anyone staying in that end of town. Cheers!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Randy-Cynthia D
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Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great spot to wakeup and hang out”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Velocity was across the street from The Swan where we were staying. Wanting coffee first think, we meandered over at 6:45 a.m. and the place was already hopping. Being from the East Coast we wanted just regular coffee, which was unusual for most patrons who were getting espresso, latte, etc. We had mugs of "drip coffee" with a refill for $2 and sat & watched the early morning activity. On the 2nd morning, Caroline didn't even ask what we wanted - she remembered us! Each day there is a different "drip" choice. I wish there were places like that in Boston - meaning the community feeling and easy living.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank FancyNancyBoston
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Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Joe makes a mean latte!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Personable, pleasant barista Joe poured the perfect cup. Babies to grandpas, business folk to vacationers....looks like everyone's found the best coffee in town. Thanks!

Visited May 2013
Thank Catherine A
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best of the best coffee in Port Townsend”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Port Townsend is a foodie town and, more so, a coffee town... When a traveller asks on the street, where does one get a good cup o' joe in this town?, locals will ponder; which barista is working where at this hour? Velocity, which occupies a perfect spot overlooking the water has the best baristas anywhere, all at the same cafe! Joe and Caroline run the place and truly make every one feel right at home. They, along with Sara and Katie are true artists at the craft. Available as well are famous "Bob's Bagels," and pastries from Pan D'Amore just uptown. This place is well worth the walk to the end of Water Street. Great coffee, great view and who knows who you might meet in this town.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Buckaroo57
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