Victrola Coffee Roasters

310 East Pike Street


Hours: Weekdays – 6.30 – 8; Weekends – 7.30 – 8

Wifi: Yes, and very good. No password required

Price: Slightly higher than average, but it’s worth the price

Power outlets: some, not super

Located in Capitol Hill near downtown, it has always been highly rated, for their unique coffees, and roasting on premise. I finally got my butt over here today. Recently, I switched to drip coffees (vs my usual order of latte), so I got a French press. It definitely tasted unique, as opposed to the generic brew you get elsewhere. Their bean from the day is from Ethiopia, and has a caramel note.

I really like their premises. They probably have seats for about 30 (if everyone squeezes). They have high ceilings, an exposed brick wall with art for sale, and located within the premises is their roastery. They also have amazing windows where you can watch the buzz of capitol hill, and get glimpses of the sunset reflecting on the buildings in downtown. It’s a short walk from the Convention Center in downtown.