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Picky caffeine addict: Cafes with Illy coffee in Seattle?

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craigseattle May 15, 2007 04:36 PM

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a cafe that serves Illy coffee in Seattle. So far I have only found it near Pike, at the Bottega Italiana. Tried the cappuccino, it is as strong as I like it; however, since it's close to Pike and busy, I would prefer to sit and read my paper in a less conspicuous place. It would be nice if the place offered free wireless, too. Please make some recommendations!

p.s. I have tried so many places (Caffe Vita, Vivace, Ladro, Victrola) but in my opinion nothing compares to Illy in terms of smoothness; some of the above mentioned coffees are too bitter for my taste.

thx!
C.

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    wmorein May 28, 2007 04:44 PM

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think that Volunteer Park Cafe serves Illy(http://www.alwaysfreshgoodness.com/ ). In any case they have great coffee, both French Press and espresso.

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      craigseattle May 29, 2007 10:44 AM

      Thank you! I will definitely check that one out. Wow, I had no idea that this Illy coffee search would get so complicated; it seems you can buy the actual coffee in most supermarkets (canned), but it's way harder to have a steaming cup in a cafe :)

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