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El Diablo

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1811 Queen Anne Ave N Ste 101
Seattle, WA 98109
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(206) 285-0693
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El Diablo - Seattle, WA

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This place serves the best mexican hot chocolate ever! spicy, sweet, delish! Just moved to QA and frequent this place a lot. YUM! And the staff all seem really cool. I haven'...

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Winning for "Best Coffee in the City!" 11/21/2006

Okay, I'm on a quest. Most Seattlites probably are, actually, but I'm just going to pretend that I'm extremely original. I'm on a mission to find the city's best coffee. I'm not the most discerning coffee drinker, so you might not agree, but here's what I've found so far: 1. For a while, Verite Coffee was the winner. I think I was so used to Starbucks Sludge that their lattes tasted like something straight out of Italy for a while. I still think they're good, but not the best... 2. Next Panama Hotel topped the list. Their ambiance definitely had something to do with it, but their coffee also tasted pretty good. Last time I went there though the lattes were semi-warm and not very strong. 3. The top of the list at this point is El Diablo in Queen Anne. Their coffee is innovative, delicious, complicated, but seemingly effortless. They have incredibly unique concoctions like the Mexican Mocha, and their Cuban-style coffee is just dark, sweet, and intentional enough to send me over the edge. It's not a pretentious place that makes up new drinks by over-syruping. It's a cafe steeped in Cuban tradition, but that also caters to its Queen Anne clientele. The winner for now! more

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genial, inviting community focused coffee shop 11/19/2006

Up until two months ago, I lived in apartments next door to El Diablo on Queen Anne, and I would go there every morning to buy coffee on my way to work. The staff were polite and friendly, and seemed to know every customer who came in the door. It felt as if I had a special relationship with the staff. For example, I ordered a Mexican mocha on a regular basis, the chocolate/coffee/cinammon/spice beverage. In time, they figured out that I was in it for the kick, and offered me a cayenne mocha. It wasn't on the menu (they will give it to you if you ask) --- it tastes like a chocolate covered red hot. It was nice that they would think about what I would specifically like, and touches like that made me feel welcome. El Diablo wasn't only a place to get that morning caffeine fix. If guests were visiting, I would take them over to brag about my neighborhood. The other reviews detail the heaven/hell combination, but my favorite part to show off was the cakes and tartes. El Diablo contracts through a number of bakers, and are quite discriminating over what they pick. I've seen interesting combinations, including a mojito lime tarte that was delicious. We'd get our orders and sit down on the comfortable couches and chat, and felt no pressure to leave. In the evening, local musicians would perform, and the crowd seemed to enjoy the place. The coffeeshop serves meets multiple needs -- it is a community hangout. You don't just go there for the coffee (but if you did, I wouldn't fault you). You go there for the atmosphere. more

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El Diablo 5/11/2006

Diablo has free wifi, FABULOUS coffee, and good desserts if you're into that sort of thing ;-). more

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El Diablo is gonna get you! 9/22/2005

EL Diablo! They brew up a great americano and have many decadent deserts, wine and live music on some nights. I think this place is Queen Anne's little secret, it is very cool and normally not too crowded. It is a great place to come and read or to chat with friends. There is a great patio out front for you to sit outside and people watch or to be away from the crowd on the inside. Awesome heaven and hell decor. more

Cuban Coffee with sinfully delicious desserts 8/21/2005

El Diablo Coffee Co. is located on the top of Queen Anne Hill onthe main boulevard of Queen Anne Avenue. The atmosphere is, well, demonic in a "Carnival" sort of way. After all, "el diablo" is spanish for the devil.The walls are covered in brightly painted folk art depicting of course El Diablo and other legendary figures. Each table depicts it's own theme or scene. These folks are fabulous with java, (Okay, so a Cuban coffee is really just the Cuban version of a carmellized shot or two of expresso.) and the desserts truely are sinfully good. They also do sandwhiches, salads and soup, all with a Cuban influence. I figure the "devil" theme is to poke fun at the fact that we as a mass culture decide that desserts and caffiene are unhealthy, yet we're going to consume them anyway. However, if you think the theme of the folk art would upset you, don't go, there's always a Starbucks around for a nice sterile unoffensive environment. more

Cool & Comfy place to hang out 8/18/2005

This place is themed, downstairs is a "hell" thing while up the spiral staircase is "heaven". The glassware has fun etching and the couches upstairs are SUPER comfy. I'm not big on coffee, but they have a great mexican hot chocolate. There's always cute dogs tied up out front & there's a neat bookstore next door. Also, there's usually live music in the evenings although that can be a good thing or a bad thing, it's hit or miss! Anyhow, I just like to hang out here it's entirely relaxing! more

Fun and Funky 8/16/2005

There aren't many places in Seattle where you can be in heaven and hell at the same time, at least not literally. el Diablo is a great coffee shop to surf the 'net (using the free wi fi) or enjoying delicious Cuban coffees or a selection of fantastic teas. If the weather cooperates, you can even sit outside. It's also connected to a fantastic local book store, so you can buy a book and relax in the coffee shop while sipping a latte (or leche). more

A great spot for dessert/coffee/wine 8/15/2005

El Diablo is a unique spot well know to locals on the top of Queen Anne hill. The cafe is designed in homage to I Love Lucy and has clever decor that in and of itself is entertaining. There is a surprising amount of seating- including plush couches, intimate tables and a quite courtyard. The cafe offers Cuban style coffees (the Mexican Hot Chocolate is a must on a cold day), tapas, an interesting wine list and decadent desserts. The perfect spot to enjoy a book, meet friends or enjoy a romantic evening. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Devils seem to have all the fun. Vivid murals adorn the walls of this colorful, cozy coffeehouse, while Latin beats undulate throughout the room. Sweethearts snuggle in the...

  • 4/20/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    West Queen Anne, Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne

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