On my quest to find the perfect cup of joe, I stumbled upon this eclectic coffeehouse in Belltown. They roast their own beans, so I was excited to give it a try. First off, the ambience was really fun. Even finding the coffee lids was a game. (I looked all over the counter and when I looked up they were hanging from the ceiling in a basket.) The baristas were the friendliest I had come across at any pretentious coffeehouse. They were helpful, and kind, unlike at Victrola where they look at you like you’re mad if you ask for a small coffee not realizing it’s one size only.
I was excited to try this place because I heard they had a lavender mocha latte. They also had some other really delicious looking lattes. This perhaps may have been clue #1. At most pretentious coffee houses, they won’t even put vanilla syrup in your latte because they don’t want to ruin the true coffee flavor. I did not realize this until too late. I ordered a lavender mocha latte for myself and an iced americano for the hubs. The latte was waaaaay too sweet, but the americano seriously tasted like tar water. Hence the need for all sorts of sweetened drinks.
Verdict: great place to hang out with a sweet drink, not so great for amazing coffee.