Monorail Espresso

Coffee House
legendary
Worth driving from anywhere!
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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
Espresso
Must-Try
Deep, dark espresso at its best
Monorail Espresso, Latte
Latte
Must-Try
While not visually artistic, Monorail's latte is a taste-buds work of art.
Monorail Espresso, Sweet Bread
Sweet Bread
Must-Try
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
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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