Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room
Stopped by the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill this weekend. It’s a gorgeous showcase with tubes and copper and controls all over the place. They are taking coffee back to the more traditional Italian offerings, which is nice to see. I like that “to go” is an option, not the expectation, which means everything is served in beautiful cups. The Reserve coffees are good. But the place is noisy; quieter in the lower area, especially in the little library, but overall unpleasantly noisy.
Sitting at the bar was nice. Except that the bar has a large slanted edge which forces you into bad posture. For that matter, the tables and chairs all looked rather uncomfortable. I guess it’s their interpretation of clean, Italian style. Except the Italians do it way better.
There’s a Serious Pie there, too. Much quieter in that area! We didn’t eat but it’s the standard, delicious Serious Pie menu.
Great place to stop in now and then, maybe bring Seattle visitors, not sure I’d make this a regular habit.