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Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Co. - 6 Reviews - 2907 Ne Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105, Seattle, WA - Coffee Shops Reviews - Phone (206) 527-0990

Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Co.

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2907 Ne Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105 (at 49th Street)
Seattle, WA 98105
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(206) 527-0990
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Coffee Shops , Restaurants , Local Favorite

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Best

Chill place for great coffee and getting some work done if you can find a seat. I prefer this location over their Greenlake one; staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Pros...

Worst

I feel lucky to have visited zoka during it's heyday. It had the feel of a busy European coffee establishment, full of people from all over, mostly young, talking about interestin...

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Good coffee/tea, food, atmosphere, but sometimes with a side of attitude 5/22/2006

**I'm updating my previous review... the place is going up in my world because the people have been a bit better... and I've met the U.S. barista contest champion, Jennifer, and she's actually quite nice and not even a bit snobbish. Very service-oriented and cheery - she's a gem. It's the other guys who may miss the beat. With Black Cat Cafe closed in the area, and most of the college students gone (nothing against them, it just makes the place way too crowded), it's a nice summer hangout.** Despite the proximity to this place (I'd say our door is less than 100 ft from it), it hadn't been the first choice on our coffee shop list. Sure, they may have the barista contest champion, they may have good coffees and atmosphere, but I feel like they take themselves too seriously - and half the time they got our orders wrong. (One time it was a regular con pana instead of decaf for my friend, another time it was mushroom quiche instead of chicken pesto quiche, etc, etc.) It's probably a sign of being old when you start thinking "kids nowadays...", but don't kids nowadays know that you're only allowed to claim to be good at something when you fulfill basic requirements?! I'm happy they have good coffee roasted on premises, good tea selection, and spicy chai tea instead of overly sweet one, but that still doesn't make up for cashiers with too short an attention span and baristas who don't seem so thrilled to see you as they are so engaged with their art. Ultimately it's a hospitality business which is supposed to please customers, so I'd only go more often when they start getting my orders right, and they seem happy to see me spend my money there. With that said, they have pretty good pastries, quiches, panini sandwiches and a killer mocha shake. They also have free wi-fi, so it's not a horrible choice if you are in the neighborhood and crave good coffee. And if you want to impress someone with foam art http://www.zokacoffee.com/page.php?xPage=blog/index.html on a Latte - this is the place. more

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The Perfect Latte 12/14/2005

This "Home of the US Barista Champion" is the place to go for the quintessentially perfect cup of coffee. The baristas take pride in their coffee creations, when you go, expect to wait, but expect the best. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The laptop-to-person ratio is extremely high, as students and computer-toting professionals camp out at the cozy tables for hours, drinking coffee and frantically typing. The...

  • 5/30/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 6am-12am Sun 7am-12am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ravenna, Northeast, Northeast Seattle
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