Caffè Vita @ KEXP
This place used to be La Marzocco Cafe, which hosted a different out-of-town coffee residency every month. Now, it’s just another Caffè Vita. Welcome to Seattle, we guess. But the charm remains—it’s a Space Needle-adjacent spot that’s perfect for getting work done and watching (and listening) to KEXP’s on-air shows that record mere feet away in a sound booth. Sure, that “cookie cereal milk latte slushy” is really a Frappuccino wearing a trench coat, and sometimes the espresso tastes a little bitter on an off day. But Queen Anne’s better for having this impeccably hip, lively place. If you get writer’s block while tapping away at that novel, buy some vinyl at the kiosk in the back, or count all of the beanies you see.