Seattle Coffee – Old and Retro

Seattle is a Coffee Traveler’s Destination

Seattle knows coffee, home of Starbucks, its also on the Coffee cutting edge.


Reminiscing on Seattle’s coffee history, lets take a vitis to the first Starbucks. The first Starbucks opened in 1971 in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. The narrow shop is still there at 1912 Pike Market Place, more of a heritage or even pilgrimage site than a place to bring you laptop and work with a coffee.

Victrola Roastery and Cafe

Victrola Cafe is not new, at almost 14 years in business, but it is a new style of coffee house.

In 2007, Victrola opened its showcase cafe at 310 E. Pike Street, located in an old 1920’s auto row building just off downtown on the base of Capitol Hill, complete with a roastery, training facility and cupping room. A good walk uphill from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, it is a beautiful cafe and a place to learn about coffee at a tasting, watch the roasting process, or get some quiet work done in a cafe. The coffee was exceptional, in that subtle and amazing just roasted flavour.

Cupping Coffee (Photo from Victrola Coffee, Seattle)

Victrola has regular Public Coffee Cuppings
Join the barista & roasting staff for an informal, entertaining, and caffeinating coffee sampling! Learn how folks in the international coffee community taste and evaluate their coffees, Victrola-style: sniffing, slurping, and having a good time. What better way to spend a late morning? Indeed!

Victrola Coffee Roasters‎
310 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122, United States
(206) 624-1725‎

Starbucks – First Store‎
1912 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Pike Place Market‎
(206) 448-8762‎