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#285 of 3,549 Places to Eat in Seattle
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Pioneer Square
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171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-2852
+1 206-583-0497
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old(ish) coffee shop in Pioneer Square. It's located in an old building which adds to the charm. The coffee is all great, no starbucks style junk here. If plain espresso or drip aren't for you try the dark mocha, or one of the many teas offered.

Thank Brian W
Washington, the State
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413 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were there early in the day, breakfast offerings didn't look to enticing. But we had fabulous Americano and Lattés. Ambience wonderful, nice to look outside and see the world go by. Cashier was distracted and charged me double, but corrected her mistake. Nice that they offer a cash discount, should have opted to do that.

Thank simivalley1699
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

great coffee place. historical building ... popular downtown set. friendly staff and fast service...

Thank Antoniette R
Windsor, Colorado
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Big place on the corner of Jackson & 2nd Ave South. Probabily three times the size of the regular coffee houses in the area. Plant of northern light for reading... Good sandwiches, dinner come with salad. Friendly staff, clean place

Thank Chas S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place is part of a historical old building. Busy, but they offer great coffee and yummy pastries.

Thank Antoniette R
Tacoma, Washington
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540 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Zeitgeist is one of the original business concerns of the people who started the Top Pot donut revolution. Zeitgeist was downtown before the "rebirth" of the downtown. One can see in Zeitgeist's retro decor the bones of the iconic Top Pot look (when they do urban renewal...lately they're into strip mall garbage). Great coffee, good sandwiches and pastries. Always busy.... More 

Thank jay s
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great donut and good (a bit too sweet) hot chocolate! It's quite cheap and the forniture it's very beautiful, worth a visit!

Thank Ale_Storchi
Tucson, Arizona
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1,732 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,058 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We arrived at Seattle's King Street Station around 6:45 a.m., an hour early for our train, only to learn that food facilities here consist of two vending machines. So we went off on foot in search of a place for coffee and more. Two short blocks away, we found Zeitgeist. Its lighted interior sent out a welcoming beacon in the... More 

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Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you've ever been to a real Italian coffee shop, and carry sweet memories, you will surely appreciate this place an its friendly atmosphere.

Thank Tr0ttr
Maple Valley, Washington
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great little coffee shop in Pioneer Square. Their espresso is delicious, and their lunch selection is great.

Thank Andrea_W_MV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Pioneer Square
  • Neighbourhood: Pioneer Square
  • Phone Number: +1 206-583-0497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?