Espresso Vivace

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532 Broadway Ave. E
Seattle, WA
206.860.2722

What’s the symbol of New York? The Statue of Liberty. What’s the symbol of Seattle? Latte art. (Work with us here.) The rosetta latte art pattern that adorns cups nation-wide was first seen in Italy, but perfected and introduced to the world of American coffee (and beyond) by Vivace’s David Schomer. If all espresso joints owe more than a little to Starbucks, all good ones owe a lot to Schomer, whose books and videos are industry standards. Coffee nerds the world over are, right now, thinking how to finance a flight to one of Schomer’s marble-adorned temples. When the original Capitol Hill roaster found itself in the crosshairs of light rail construction, coffee geeks freaked-it was as if coffee itself was being torn down. Luckily, Vivace’s lively walk-up window was untouched by mass-transit plans and is now mere blocks away from a new big brother. And although the shiny new location in the base of a condo building is a little less “street,” it seems the sky has not fallen-the place is packed daily.

Neighborhood: 
Capitol Hill/First Hill
Hours: 
Open daily, 6am-11pm
Payment Options: 

Serves Vivace beans; free wi-fi except on weekends

Features: 
Wheelchair Accessible
Cuisine Type:
Coffee Shop
Price:
$10 or less
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