One of the funniest blooper moments in Seattle coffee history came in 2002, when The Stranger published an article, “Coffee Capitalism,” about the supposed tension on 15th Avenue E between Victrola and newcomer Caffe Ladro. Much was made of the fact that “ladro” is Italian for “thief.” Ladro, which has a newsstand vibe and serves organic coffee to an on-the-go crowd, is about as scary as a poodle. Eight years later, both cafes are very much alive, as are 12 other Ladro locations, as well as two other Victrolas and the Fauxbucks that moved in across from both on 15th.
Serves Ladro beans; free wi-fi
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