Zeitgeist Art and Coffee, 171 S Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98101.
Let’s start with the let down–the (drip) coffee. It’s basically weak diner coffee, and it’s the only option besides espresso drinks. Don’t order the coffee. Do order the espresso. It smells like burnt sugar and tastes like honey and tangy tobacco. Delectable. The latte landed right in the middle. Solid, but nothing to write home about. Zeitgeist also sells both its espresso and coffee beans by the pound, and has a menu of sandwiches, salads, and, of course, Top Pot hand-forged donuts. The baristas that served us were like the latte, right in the middle–friendly but not gregarious, knowledge-able but not geeks, skilled but not masters.
Read the rest of my review at cru magazine p. 29, 30.