Sunday, December 22, 2013

The 3 V's of Capitol Hill: Victrola

Hello Readers! I’m still in Seattle and enjoying every minute of it! Aside from shopping and sight seeing downtown, my Dad and I decided to explore a new neighbourhood called Capitol Hill today. A few days ago, our tour guide from the Coffee Crawl suggested the 3 best cafes in this neighbourhood - Vita, Vivace and Victrola. Unfortunately we only had time to try one so we picked Victrola Coffee Roasters!

Let me start by telling you a bit about the café. Victrola was named after the very popular phonograph of the 1920’s. The name was chosen to embrace the liveliness, exuberance and fun of the Jazz era. When I think of the 20’s, I think not only of prohibition, flappers and speakeasies, but also of excess. Victrola’s atmosphere transported me back to the vintage jazz era, especially because it was located right in an old 1920’s auto row building!

Victrola first opened in 2000 and only 3 years later began roasting their own coffee as well! Not only do they service delicious coffee, but they also host events with local artists, display art pieces and offer complementary weekly coffee cuppings (sampling). I had a cappuccino which was topped with beautiful coffee art. My dad, who is not a coffee drinker, enjoyed an orange soda and we both shared a piece of coffee cake! It was such a nice place to just relax and spend some quality father-daughter time!

Next time I’m in Seattle I’ll have to come back and try Vita and Vivace. Bye for now and Merry Christmas!

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