Fodor's Expert Review Slate Coffee Bar

$ Ballard Café
In a city full of amazing coffee shops, Slate elevates the arts of roasting, brewing, and serving. With a focus on flavor, they roast beans lightly enough to highlight unique characteristics (if you love your Starbucks dark roast, this is not the place for you). The menu offers a variety of ways to explore coffee flavors—including a deconstructed espresso, served in a trio of wine glasses. Baristas are also enthusiastic educators and will tour customers through their variety of options, but be warned this means the coffee ordering and brewing processes can be a bit time-consuming. Patience, however, is well rewarded with coffee treated as both scientific study of flavor and beautiful work of art.
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Quick Facts

5413 6th Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington  98107, USA

Known For:
  • Deconstructed espresso
  • Light-roasted beans

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