This charming café sits on the backside of the weekend see-and-be-seen scene known as the Ballard Farmers’ Market—in fact, from the Adirondack chairs on the back deck you can observe the live music, farmers and social interaction at a safe, comfortable distance. The motif here (as in other Fiores) is stunning wrought ironwork and rich, warm reclaimed woods. The local coffee chain uses the foam rosetta as its logo—a gutsy move, since the design takes skill and was popularized locally elsewhere (ciao, Vivace!), but its baristas live up to the challenge with smooth, balanced and nicely decorated espresso drinks, incorporating organic beans, to boot. The shops are also notable for being equaling welcoming to hipsters, families and fleece-sters.
Serves Caffe Vita (exclusive blend) beans; no wi-fi
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