Lighthouse Roasters

★★★★★
  • 400 N 43rd St

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-633-4444

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Lighthouse is great for coffee and a good chat with a friend, but their pastries leave something to be desired. And the people who work there are a little aloof for my taste.

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★★★★☆

Lighthouse is great for coffee and a good chat with a friend, but their pastries leave something to be desired. And the people who work there are a little aloof for my taste.

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This is a great neighborhood shop. I wish it was in my neighborhood. I go out of my way to buy espresso for my home machine and always have a shot pulled by one of the talented baristas here.

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★★★★★

This is a great neighborhood shop. I wish it was in my neighborhood. I go out of my way to buy espresso for my home machine and always have a shot pulled by one of the talented baristas here.

Pros: Superb craft roasted coffees.

Cons: Too far from my home.

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The Lighthouse coffee shop is always bustling in the mornings and on the weekends and you can count on great coffee. They have good seating and a great selection of baked items to eat as you enjoy an espresso.

4
★★★★☆

The Lighthouse coffee shop is always bustling in the mornings and on the weekends and you can count on great coffee. They have good seating and a great selection of baked items to eat as you enjoy an espresso.

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I've tried lattes from dozens of coffee shops around Seattle, but keep coming back to Lighthouse. The shots are perfectly pulled with no bitterness and have a wonderful taste and aroma. But what really sets their lattes above the rest, is the use of top quality milk and expert steaming. The end result is creamy, smooth and utterly delicious. I crave Lighthouse lattes every morning, knowing that first sip will be heaven.

The shop itself is comfortable and unpretentious, while the staff are friendly and courteous. Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

I've tried lattes from dozens of coffee shops around Seattle, but keep coming back to Lighthouse. The shots are perfectly pulled with no bitterness and have a wonderful taste and aroma. But what really sets their lattes above the rest, is the use of top quality milk and expert steaming. The end result is creamy, smooth and utterly delicious. I crave Lighthouse lattes every morning, knowing that first sip will be heaven.

The shop itself is comfortable and unpretentious, while the staff are friendly and courteous. Highly recommended!

Pros: Wonderful coffee, friendly staff

Cons: Limited parking, can be crowded during peak times

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This is very good coffee and well worth the trip, worth the frustration of finding a place to park, and worth the long lines. The coffee is rich and smooth, and simply like sipping heaven.
I now live in Florida but whenever I'm in Seattle (not enough!) I go for this joe. Thankfully I have wonderful friends and family that send me beans. The coffee shop gladly ships beans, also.

2
★★★★★

This is very good coffee and well worth the trip, worth the frustration of finding a place to park, and worth the long lines. The coffee is rich and smooth, and simply like sipping heaven.
I now live in Florida but whenever I'm in Seattle (not enough!) I go for this joe. Thankfully I have wonderful friends and family that send me beans. The coffee shop gladly ships beans, also.

Pros: Fantastic coffee, Supurb espresso, Luscious latte

Cons: Lines on weekends, Not in Florida

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The coffee here has it's good days and bad days... and the good days are not great. Although it's a great place to hang out, the coffee isn't up to par to what it used to be. I don't know what happened they were awesome back in '04. I keep sporadically going back hoping it will be better. Go to Cafe Vivace in Cap Hill or Zeitgeist in Pioneer Square for better.

2
★★★★★

The coffee here has it's good days and bad days... and the good days are not great. Although it's a great place to hang out, the coffee isn't up to par to what it used to be. I don't know what happened they were awesome back in '04. I keep sporadically going back hoping it will be better. Go to Cafe Vivace in Cap Hill or Zeitgeist in Pioneer Square for better.

Pros: Good Service, Good Price

Cons: Not so great Coffee

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Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.
Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.
Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.

2
★★★★★

Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.
Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.
Great smooth non-acidic coffee. The cappacino was excellent.

Pros: Greatest Cappacino

Cons: No WIFI

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I read the sparkling reviews of this place and couldn't wait to try their coffee. The first time it was tasty coffee, but came with a mouthful of grounds...as if it were made with a french press that was never pressed. I mean a good tsp to tbsp of grounds. I was picking it out of my teeth for an hour. I thought maybe I got the bitter end of the pot, then I went back and got the same thing. Coffee good, but if you have to stop with about 1/3 to 1/4 of the cup left to avoid grindage, I'll go elsewhere. I love Seattle coffee quite a bit...but I still can't find a piping hot cup anywhere but (oy) Starpukes. Was there some kind of law passed that you can't walk out of a shop with a piping hot cup of coffee (except for SB)...maybe it's me.

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★★★☆☆

I read the sparkling reviews of this place and couldn't wait to try their coffee. The first time it was tasty coffee, but came with a mouthful of grounds...as if it were made with a french press that was never pressed. I mean a good tsp to tbsp of grounds. I was picking it out of my teeth for an hour. I thought maybe I got the bitter end of the pot, then I went back and got the same thing. Coffee good, but if you have to stop with about 1/3 to 1/4 of the cup left to avoid grindage, I'll go elsewhere. I love Seattle coffee quite a bit...but I still can't find a piping hot cup anywhere but (oy) Starpukes. Was there some kind of law passed that you can't walk out of a shop with a piping hot cup of coffee (except for SB)...maybe it's me.

Pros: Good, fresh coffee

Cons: Grindage

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When I lived in Seattle I would ride my bike for miles for Lighthouse coffee. Now that I live in California it now 'destination coffee'. Happy dogs, great espresso and Ethopian coffee. The best there is. Drink it.

2
★★★★★

When I lived in Seattle I would ride my bike for miles for Lighthouse coffee. Now that I live in California it now 'destination coffee'. Happy dogs, great espresso and Ethopian coffee. The best there is. Drink it.

Pros: coffee

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Hands down, the premiere shot of espresso in the city. Super smooth, velvety, no trace of cheap grassy, Brazilian bittnerness that defines most every other local roaster. My biggest problem with these guys is that I can't find their outside of Fremont and Ballard.

2
★★★★★

Hands down, the premiere shot of espresso in the city. Super smooth, velvety, no trace of cheap grassy, Brazilian bittnerness that defines most every other local roaster. My biggest problem with these guys is that I can't find their outside of Fremont and Ballard.

Pros: Superior coffee

Cons: Only in Fremont

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While the coffee is good, these baristas are the kind that make fun of you if you don't order just right. Its COFFEE, for gods sake. Get over it.

1
★★☆☆☆

While the coffee is good, these baristas are the kind that make fun of you if you don't order just right. Its COFFEE, for gods sake. Get over it.

Pros: good coffee, nice location

Cons: , not friendly

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After moving to San Francisco, I am bitterly (pun intended) disappointed. I miss Lighthouse Roasters and their golden shots of caffeineated ambrosia. I miss the perfect steamed milk that is light as a feather and consistently foamy. I miss the little decorations poured into the tops of the Lattes. I miss that first sip that arouses subtle roasted almond memories and tingles across the tongue. I miss the friendly banter, the local artwork, and the smell of burlap from the piles of imported bean sacks. I'll see you next time I'm in Sea-town, Lighthouse. Double tall latte.

2
★★★★★

After moving to San Francisco, I am bitterly (pun intended) disappointed. I miss Lighthouse Roasters and their golden shots of caffeineated ambrosia. I miss the perfect steamed milk that is light as a feather and consistently foamy. I miss the little decorations poured into the tops of the Lattes. I miss that first sip that arouses subtle roasted almond memories and tingles across the tongue. I miss the friendly banter, the local artwork, and the smell of burlap from the piles of imported bean sacks. I'll see you next time I'm in Sea-town, Lighthouse. Double tall latte.

Pros: Expert baristas, Fresh roast, Atmosphere

Cons: Sometimes long wait, Hard to find parking, Not open all night

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I'd drive all the way from Colorado to get this brew. In fact, I do. In the city with the best coffee anywhere, Lighthouse is the best coffee going.

2
★★★★★

I'd drive all the way from Colorado to get this brew. In fact, I do. In the city with the best coffee anywhere, Lighthouse is the best coffee going.

Pros: great roasting, comfortable, friendly

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I first discovered this espresso in the early 90s from the cafe solstice on broadway serving it up. It always had a distinctive nutty blend that was never bitter and often had a chocolaty taste to it. Later Espresso Agogo in fremont served it and i was re enchanted. I have since moved to Fall City but I still drive to fremont to get 5lbs a pop for my home espresso maker (la pavoni). I cannot say enough good about it. It is simply without equal in my book. They even roast the beans there on the spot, a few batches at a time. Peter

2
★★★★★

I first discovered this espresso in the early 90s from the cafe solstice on broadway serving it up. It always had a distinctive nutty blend that was never bitter and often had a chocolaty taste to it. Later Espresso Agogo in fremont served it and i was re enchanted. I have since moved to Fall City but I still drive to fremont to get 5lbs a pop for my home espresso maker (la pavoni). I cannot say enough good about it. It is simply without equal in my book. They even roast the beans there on the spot, a few batches at a time. Peter

Pros: Flavor, No attitude, Roasted in house

Cons: Not close to me

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hands down, the best coffee in seattle, whether you get an espresso drink or a bag of beans.

2
★★★★★

hands down, the best coffee in seattle, whether you get an espresso drink or a bag of beans.

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Great Coffee house! It's a regular thing when I'm visiting the area.

2
★★★★★

Great Coffee house! It's a regular thing when I'm visiting the area.

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I go out of my way to buy my beans at this place. The atmosphere is personal and the quality is better than almost any coffee I've ever had. I only wish I lived next door so I could hang out there more often. Do yourself a favor and try the coffee at Lighthouse Roasters.

2
★★★★★

I go out of my way to buy my beans at this place. The atmosphere is personal and the quality is better than almost any coffee I've ever had. I only wish I lived next door so I could hang out there more often. Do yourself a favor and try the coffee at Lighthouse Roasters.

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If you love quality coffee, look no further. This place roasts its own beans and makes crazy good shots of espresso. I buy my beans here all the time. Check it out. When it comes to coffee you won't be dissapointed. They also have pastries, but I can't coment on them as I've never tried one.

2
★★★★★

If you love quality coffee, look no further. This place roasts its own beans and makes crazy good shots of espresso. I buy my beans here all the time. Check it out. When it comes to coffee you won't be dissapointed. They also have pastries, but I can't coment on them as I've never tried one.

 

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