This review is for the Lower Queen Anne branch - it seems that some of the other reviewers were actually reviewing other locations, such as West Seattle. The coffee and desserts are not outstanding but I've found the quality to be reliable, although the dessert selection is somewhat limited. Service is friendly. A couple of times I asked them about the ingredients in a coffee drink whose name I didn't recognize (it was probably something that Uptown Espresso just made up) and they happily explained. I rarely have cash so I tend to pay with a debit card and sometimes feel bad about it when I'm making a small purchase at a small cafe or restaurant (they have to pay fees to the card processor when they are paid with a card, so they make less money). When I apologize for not having cash and using a debit card, Uptown staff always says it's no big deal - and they say it like they really mean it and don't mind, which makes me feel better! Late nights during the week are perfect for working on your laptop because there is plenty of seating and it's quiet. They're open until 10 pm Mon-Thu, which I guess is when most people go to bed on weeknights, but I wish they were open later, at least until 11 pm.
Pros: Good coffee, good service, plentiful seating, convenient location
Cons: None, really... Maybe they could add a few more options to their food selection...