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Seattle's Best Coffee

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Seattle, WA 98101
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Best

Never once that I was disappointed with Seattle's Best Coffee. I live just a couple blocks from all stores in downtown. So, it's easy to walk down there to get it. But when I'm ou...

Worst

Disagree! In a city that offers the highest quality venues in america consider Vivace, Cafe Vita, Bauhaus, and Cafe Ladro as better alternatives. These shops offer a quality and e...

The best coffee ever 1/31/2010

Never once that I was disappointed with Seattle's Best Coffee. I live just a couple blocks from all stores in downtown. So, it's easy to walk down there to get it. But when I'm out of the area, it's so hard to find the store. The taste is smooth, not too bitter, not to weak (like Starbucks which I never finish my cups whenever I have to get it). Anything I get from SBC is good. I always get latte but mocha tastes very good too. Not too sweet. They're the best. Pros: the smooth taste Cons: few locations, hard to find more

SBC is Seattle's Best 8/20/2004

Not only are the employees always smiling and helpful. The slow roasted small batch coffee is the Best! I had a Javanilla Milkshake (made with real ice cream) and it was the best ever. I Visit all of the 5 downtown Seattle cafes on a regular basis and I am never dissapointed! Their blended Java Kula coffee line is also very tasty way better than the Frappucino! Pros: Real ice cream milksh, Toddy Coffee, Java Kula's more

Better than Starbucks, not Torrefazione 2/2/2003

They produce a nice espresso, strong and flavorful! Would select them over Starbucks any day. more

A rose by any other name... 2/1/2003

First it was Stewart Brothers Coffee. You can morph it, spin it, or grind it but the best is still the best. And Stewart Brothers had the audacity to rename it Seattle's Best. With huevos like that, one had better be able to back it up. No contest...SBC IS the Best. The down side is there are just not enough of the coffee shops in other city's. I stop for Starbucks if there is no SBC around and I really have to have a cup o' java. Cons: Need more shops more

Gross & disgusting 1/31/2003

They should dubb this Seattle's Worst Coffee. The coffe is bland and weak and their interiors/ambiance is ugly and dated. They could use an entire re-branding of their image and coffee houses. It's no longer (if it ever was) a nice place to sit back and have a nice, calm, relaxing cup of coffee. Pros: Many locations Cons: Coffee, Interiors, Brand more

Is the REALLY Seattle coffee? 1/30/2003

It may be a coffee for people who like their coffee on the lighter side (I like the Folger Crystals review!). But for REAL Seattle coffee, this is NOT it. However, I give them high marks for consistency of their product, it just isn't a robust product. more

Seattle's Best for a Reason 1/18/2003

The Stewart Brothers have got good coffee sense. Seattle's Best, no matter if I'm at Pike Place or elsewhere, always gives me a great cup of joe. Can't beat it. Pros: fast, delicious, refills!! Cons: slightly expensive, bad hours (at museum) more

No Atmosphere 1/14/2003

Although the coffee may be decent, chains like Seattle's Best and Starbucks lack character, atmosphere and, of course, individuality. If I'm the middle of suburbia and there's no where else, it'll do. But if you're actually IN the city, why would you go here? more

not your average joe 1/13/2003

Without a doubt there is no worse coffee in all of Seattle. I'd rather use Folger's Crystals. Pros: lots of locations Cons: horrible taste more

fullfilling 1/2/2003

Of all the coffee shops I have visited, this one has never disappointed me. I have tried different blends and always been pleased. Pros: Service, Quality Cons: Cost more

You must mean Seattle's worst coffee! 12/14/2002

Seattle's best doesn't come close to being anything near what I would call good coffee. I'd rather get some at a truck stop. They over-roast their beans horribly. Pros: Good staff Cons: Burnt Coffee more

Truly the best 12/13/2002

The name says it all! I don't care for bitter coffee (like Starbucks), and SBC is the answer. I love the smooth taste. Pros: Not enough stores more

starbucks sucks 11/29/2002

SBC is better than everybody and thats the only place i go to drink coffee Pros: italian sodas more

No Way! 11/29/2002

Cafe Ladro, Vivacci, Cafe Diva, etc... all have much better coffee than any SBC. Who voted- Monkeys? more

This is STARBUCKS city only! 11/27/2002

Starbucks should clearly be number one. SBC is most definitely NOT the best! Pros: nothing, copycat, pricey Cons: coffee, coffee, coffee more

Choose Seattle!! 11/22/2002

Disagree! In a city that offers the highest quality venues in america consider Vivace, Cafe Vita, Bauhaus, and Cafe Ladro as better alternatives. These shops offer a quality and experience that are hard to find. Seattle's Best is not at the level of these other choices. more

YUK! 11/20/2002

YuK! Come on Uptown Espresso is much better! None of the Big Chain Coffee Houses are consistent with their coffee! more

The Best Place To Get Seattle's Best. 11/19/2002

This is going to floor you but of all the places that serve SBC coffee, including their own stores, the place that makes it best is McDonald's! I know it amazing, but don't take my word for it, try for yourself. It's always fresh and always the right temperature. I'm not a fast food junky, but one day I needed a cup of coffee and I've been hooked ever since. It's been consistent for as long as they've been serving it. Pros: always fresh, great w/McMuffin, drive-through more

Seattle's WORST maybe... 11/7/2002

Seattle's Best is more appropriate as Seattle's worst. Tully's and Starbucks have a much tastier blend of coffee.. more

Consistantly inconsistant 11/5/2002

I prefer a warm smile and a bad coffee to ""hey"" and a bad coffee. The pecentages aren't that bad... wrong coffee 20% of the time, wrong blend (too much or too little of something) 20%, herded like an animal with a tagged ear for tracking 20%, rude or annoying employee 20%. Add it up and I get what I pay for about 20% of the time. I only return because it's a block from my house and they never forget the caffine. Every time I go to the ""24hr"" one there is a sign ... ""back in...min."" or ""Come get me in the other area of the grocery store."" Pros: Clean Cons: Rude, Inconsistant, Impersonal more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    From its humble beginnings as a response to the coffee revolution of the 70's to a brand name acquired by Starbucks and recognized nationwide, Seattle's Best continues to serve...

  • 7/30/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Thu. 5:30am - 7:30pm;Fri. 5:30am - 8pm;Sat. 6:30am - 8pm;Sun. 6:30am - 6:30pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Central Business District

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