Monorail Espresso

Coffee House
Worth driving from anywhere!

Monorail Espresso is descended from Seattle’s first espresso stand, opened just down the block in 1980. It is a walk-up window with no indoor seating, but a few sidewalk bench seats are available.

I haven’t drunk nearly enough Seattle coffee to begin to speculate as to which place in the city serves the best, but it is hard to imagine finding a cup as perfectly satisfying as the double shot espresso at Monorail Espresso. Velvet smooth, ink-dark, and as eye-opening as a goose attack, this little cup of Joe is surely a benchmark of perfection. Lattes are peerless, made in such flavors as toasted coconut, caramel mocha, lavender, and burnt crème. To eat with one’s coffee, there are locally-baked scones, coffee cake, banana bread, and chubbies (little cookies good for dunking).

What to Eat
Monorail Espresso, Espresso
Deep, dark espresso at its best
Monorail Espresso, Latte
While not visually artistic, Monorail's latte is a taste-buds work of art.
Monorail Espresso, Sweet Bread
Sweet Bread
Moist, sweet banana bread, chockablock with seeds
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 4pm
Monday6am - 5pm
Tuesday6am - 5pm
Wednesday6am - 5pm
Thursday6am - 5pm
Friday6am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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