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Monorail Espresso
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520 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101
520 Pike StreetUSWashingtonSeattle98101
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Snappy little takeout window serving espresso-based hot beverages & homemade cookies.- Google
"Excellent espresso, tried a Cappuccino and a Mocha with soy this morning."
"Good but not great coffee with limited pastries."
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Greg Huber
a month ago
Quite possibly my favorite coffee nook in the city, delivering consistently delicious espresso on the street. If you can swing it, try visiting on a Sunday morning to have Kosta make you a sugared macchiato. A hangout for local bike messengers, Monorail Espresso is a small, cash-only nook in the heart of the Central Business District. With nicer weather, there are often a few tables out on the sidewalk for customers to enjoy. You're going to get some premium people watching in, if you stick around. I stress, though: it is cash only. And stay off your cell phone while you're in line. Edit: They've added some really nice, new outdoor seating for the summer. Even better!
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Catie Sutherland
2 months ago
Favorite place to grab an espresso downtown. The people here are nice and the espresso is delicious! They do it right. Don't dilly dally placing your order, there are thirsty bike messengers in a rush behind you. And don't forget your CASH!
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Jessica Cu
6 months ago
A local favorite because the owner is nice. Good but not great coffee with limited pastries. A grab and go spot good if you're nearby, but not a destination. Cash only.
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Meaghan Miller
a year ago
Excellent espresso, tried a Cappuccino and a Mocha with soy this morning. Honestly one of the best coffees I've ever had - and I am super sensitive to coffee. This is good mood, strong and delicious espresso. Super funny chart about how much it costs to answer general questions about Seattle. We loved it and it set the tone for a fabulous day!
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Frances Hoffman
a month ago
Quick friendly service. Delicious Americano for me and latte for my mom. The thick slice of squash bread studded with walnuts and pepitas was delicious. Definitely worth a trip!
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Jacob Wolf
4 weeks ago
The best iced mocha I've ever tasted. I'd rate this 10 stars out of 5 if I could, and I'm not one normally prone to hyperbole. The "chubbies" are also delicious.
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essence j'dyn
a year ago
This is an outdoor, walk-up coffee stand in downtown Seattle, and this is what I think the Seattle coffee experience is, this and Bauhaus for the indoor and sidewalk, but that's another review. This little coffee stand won my heart and my mind over 10 years ago and I still smile ear to ear and nod my head up and down when someone thanks me for suggesting this coffee for them while they were downtown. I used to live in walking distance, for me, I am what you call fit ;-)...and I would frequent this spot often. The conversation with the older man who was always the barista when I had gone there was something out of a great book.... I love his accent, and take on life, very interesting man from what I know and gathered. When the drinks were made, he thanked us for stopping by and wished us a good day. he was consistent, the drinks were consistent, and the place is still there 10 years later, consistent.
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Darren Banks
in the last week
Great coffee great service