Sureshot Espresso

★★★★☆
  • 4505 University Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-632-3100

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this is a solid place. I got some yummy apple cider. Lots of games and comfy chairs. Some days they give you double stamps so you can get free stuff quicker.

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★★★★☆

this is a solid place. I got some yummy apple cider. Lots of games and comfy chairs. Some days they give you double stamps so you can get free stuff quicker.

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Ha ha ha. Reading the review below (dated 7/4/2008) is kindof hilarious, since the person cites all the reasons I love the sureshot: good music, unpretentious baristas and unassuming atmosphere. While the music at the Solstice may be a shade more refined, with higher production values and less rock, it is certainly no quieter. And while the baristas at the Solstice may be more hip, they're certainly no friendlier.

BTW: "Universally tolerable" music is for elevators and has no soul.

The Sureshot is open later than any other coffee shop on the Ave, which is a bonus.

But the best part of the place is the big window in the front. It is THE BEST people watching spot on the ave (close second: patio at The Former Espresso Roma). Compare it, again, to the Solstice: The front patio at the Solstice is for others to watch you as they go by, the window at the Sureshot is to watch the crowd.

By Hawkeye, a semi-native Seattlite

P.S. sounds like JohnD is on a personal rampage here, and here (seattle.wifimug(dot)org/?Sureshot) against one of my favorite cafes!

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★★★★☆

Ha ha ha. Reading the review below (dated 7/4/2008) is kindof hilarious, since the person cites all the reasons I love the sureshot: good music, unpretentious baristas and unassuming atmosphere. While the music at the Solstice may be a shade more refined, with higher production values and less rock, it is certainly no quieter. And while the baristas at the Solstice may be more hip, they're certainly no friendlier.

BTW: "Universally tolerable" music is for elevators and has no soul.

The Sureshot is open later than any other coffee shop on the Ave, which is a bonus.

But the best part of the place is the big window in the front. It is THE BEST people watching spot on the ave (close second: patio at The Former Espresso Roma). Compare it, again, to the Solstice: The front patio at the Solstice is for others to watch you as they go by, the window at the Sureshot is to watch the crowd.

By Hawkeye, a semi-native Seattlite

P.S. sounds like JohnD is on a personal rampage here, and here (seattle.wifimug(dot)org/?Sureshot) against one of my favorite cafes!

Pros: The Sureshot is a force for good

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Loved the music, really dark inside and good coffee.

What made me want to v0mit in my mouth was the welsh corgi clawing the counter.

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★★☆☆☆

Loved the music, really dark inside and good coffee.

What made me want to v0mit in my mouth was the welsh corgi clawing the counter.

Pros: music, vibe

Cons: animals

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Sureshot has great decor and its a shame that this otherwise pleasant and appealing coffee shop is taken down by its loud grunge rock music line up and consistently unmotivated and unfriendly barista staff.

On my last visit, I asked the barista if he could turn down the volumn of the music (very loud driving grunge rock with endless screaming) and he just said (quite smuggly) "yeah well its already low enough" and proceeded to ignore me - making no eye contact and treating me, his customer, pretty poorly. The baristas here seem to be generally unmotivated, uninspired and just wishing they could go home.

Again, an otherwise nice little coffee shop beset by a poor staff attitude and, unfortunately, an impossible place to read, talk or do work, unless you can read, talk and think over mind numbing hard rock music. Just not a very pleasant place to be until they bring in more friendly people and choose more universally tolerable music to play.

My recommendation: head down to Cafe Solstice (42nd and University ave) for the best atmosphere and much better coffee, or to Cafe Trabant around the corner.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sureshot has great decor and its a shame that this otherwise pleasant and appealing coffee shop is taken down by its loud grunge rock music line up and consistently unmotivated and unfriendly barista staff.

On my last visit, I asked the barista if he could turn down the volumn of the music (very loud driving grunge rock with endless screaming) and he just said (quite smuggly) "yeah well its already low enough" and proceeded to ignore me - making no eye contact and treating me, his customer, pretty poorly. The baristas here seem to be generally unmotivated, uninspired and just wishing they could go home.

Again, an otherwise nice little coffee shop beset by a poor staff attitude and, unfortunately, an impossible place to read, talk or do work, unless you can read, talk and think over mind numbing hard rock music. Just not a very pleasant place to be until they bring in more friendly people and choose more universally tolerable music to play.

My recommendation: head down to Cafe Solstice (42nd and University ave) for the best atmosphere and much better coffee, or to Cafe Trabant around the corner.

Pros: Nice decor, would be one of the U. Districts best places to read, study or relax

Cons: Loud rock music selection. Unmotivated and (sometimes) unfriendly staff.

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i have not found a place in seattle besides sureshot that sells white coffee. white coffee doesn't have as much of a punch as regular coffee but still has the caffeine. i recommend having white coffee as a mocha or a peppermint mocha. it's a great little coffee place on the ave to sit down with some joe and read a book.

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★★★★★

i have not found a place in seattle besides sureshot that sells white coffee. white coffee doesn't have as much of a punch as regular coffee but still has the caffeine. i recommend having white coffee as a mocha or a peppermint mocha. it's a great little coffee place on the ave to sit down with some joe and read a book.

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I love this place. I come in here ALL THE TIME. I highly reccommend the Dirt Clod - it's like a white chocolate mocha with small chunks of Hershey's chocolate mixed in. They offer the standard fare of coffee and espresso drinks, along with featured teas, smoothies, snacks, and vegan pastries. There are internet kiosks available with purchase, and a gaming room, in addition to the large reading/front room as you walk in. There are plenty of comfortable seats all over, the owners are friendly, and the service is great. But bear in mind that debit cards are only accepted for purchases over $5.00 - so be aware! They have a frequent coffee card too, after a certain number of purchases you get a free drink. Highly reccommended.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I come in here ALL THE TIME. I highly reccommend the Dirt Clod - it's like a white chocolate mocha with small chunks of Hershey's chocolate mixed in. They offer the standard fare of coffee and espresso drinks, along with featured teas, smoothies, snacks, and vegan pastries. There are internet kiosks available with purchase, and a gaming room, in addition to the large reading/front room as you walk in. There are plenty of comfortable seats all over, the owners are friendly, and the service is great. But bear in mind that debit cards are only accepted for purchases over $5.00 - so be aware! They have a frequent coffee card too, after a certain number of purchases you get a free drink. Highly reccommended.

Pros: Drinks, Staff

Cons: Don't take credit, for transactions, less than $5!

 

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