America's Coolest Coffeehouses

Espresso Vivace Roasteria: Seattle

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Vivace was founded in 1988 in the city that helped launch coffee mania. The shop lost its beloved location in a sunny old schoolhouse in 2008 (demolished for condos), but is still making some of Seattle’s richest, kickingest coffee in a friendly, up-to-date shop not far from the original site. It’s a good place to chill out, enjoy a long-pull espresso drink, and watch the wired (in all ways) denizens of Seattle.

Local Knowledge: Try the potent Caffe Nico, a four-ounce espresso drink with orange and vanilla syrups and a dusting of cinnamon. —Wayne Curtis

America's Coolest Coffeehouses

Espresso Vivace Roasteria: Seattle

Vivace was founded in 1988 in the city that helped launch coffee mania. The shop lost its beloved location in a sunny old schoolhouse in 2008 (demolished for condos), but is still making some of Seattle’s richest, kickingest coffee in a friendly, up-to-date shop not far from the original site. It’s a good place to chill out, enjoy a long-pull espresso drink, and watch the wired (in all ways) denizens of Seattle.

Local Knowledge: Try the potent Caffe Nico, a four-ounce espresso drink with orange and vanilla syrups and a dusting of cinnamon. —Wayne Curtis

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