Roy Street Coffee & Tea in Seattle

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Several Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified
Darren Buckner

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Alcohol Beer, Wine
Food breakfast, sandwiches, soups, salads, small plates, snacks, specials
Seating Capacity 40+
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables, Standing bar / counter, Lounge chairs / couches
Keywords Has Food, Group Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Air Conditioned, Alcohol, Has Power
Web www.roystreetcoffee.com  

Pro Tips

Dedicated meeting room for rent ($20/hr). Look under seating for outlets - many are hard to see. Lots of space (but always more than half full). Plenty of small tables for 1-2 people, and a few large group tables. Nice ambience and air conditioning. Street parking. Abundant bathrooms, ask staff at the counter for the code. Can get filled up in the late afternoon (around 3pm), but the space doesn't feel crowded. Variety of work spaces.

I really enjoy the variable seating (desks, lounge chairs, long tables, etc.).

  • This place had an older crowd than many other places on the hill to work from with most patrons on this Thursday afternoon being 40s to 70s. Internet does seem snappy indead, network id: “Google Roy Street”.

    It does feel like a fancy Starbucks. Though from what I can tell, they do server better stuff than Starbucks at roughly the same prices it seems. There was no tip line on the receipt which was unexpected and kind of refreshing, I hope they pay their workers well here.

    Chairs and table heights match better than at most Starbucks I’ve been to. The music playing is pretty generic bluegrass or something, this place has no edginess or ‘cool’ factor.

    I’d probably go somewhere that feels less corporate, but I’d go here before Starbucks. Vivace is like 300 ft away and is just better almost all ways except internet connection speeds. Joe Bar is within wifi range if you want a really raw experience, though their internet worse than garbage.

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