As any Portlander might contest, Capitol Hill is one of Seattle's trendiest neighborhoods that mimics Portland's nearly unattainable charm. With a slew of dive bars, bright brunch spots and cozy coffeehouses, Capitol Hill has all the quirky-chic vibes of the city I used to live in. Victrola Coffee Roasters is just one of Capitol Hill's gems that makes a Portlander like myself feel right at home.
Located on Pike Street, over ten blocks east of Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market, Victrola Coffee Roasters welcomes its guests with large windows, warm wood and industrial floors. With a minimalist art deco interior, it's easy for locals to be productive or creative in this space. The lighting was very similar to what I've seen at The Elite Cafe in San Francisco. It's clear from the name Victrola that this coffee company exudes the vivacity of the jazz era with bold coffee and charismatic baristas.
I enjoyed a simple cappuccino with a view of Capitol Hill's eclectic pedestrians. I loved the rich, sharp flavors of the coffee that was served with a glass of mineral water. Each note of the beverage as deliberate as a carefully constructed song. The beauty of having coffee in the same place that it's roasted in is that you know it's fresh. If you're looking for an artistic experience, whether through coffee or visuals, a trip to Victrola Coffee Roasters is a must.