Uptown Espresso Seattle

Home of the Velvet Foam!

It all began in 1895 when a local dock worker named Oscar Delaloyes brought imported coffee beans home to roast. The rich aroma captivated his neighbors and spawned a door-to-door coffee business. Eventually Oscar's horse-drawn carriage venture grew into a company he called Seattle Tea & Coffee. Oscar set up shop in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market.

Then, in the early 1980's, at the bottom of Seattle’s swanky Queen Anne Hill, a small coffee shop — Uptown Espresso — was attracting an avid following of discerning coffee drinkers. Uptown’s customers discovered a remarkable experience made possible by expert baristas, a proprietary coffee roast, a cool atmosphere and something called Velvet Foam. This is what we live for today.

A nice hot latte with Velvet Foam would make standing in line for Snap Spectacles in the rain a better experience. The pop-up at Dick's in Queen Anne is just across the street from our Queen Anne shop. Find more "Home of the Velvet Foam" locations here: https://velvetfoam.com/locations/

Watch out! These are addicting. Handmade from scratch at the Uptown Espresso bakery. Love the maple coffee icing. Available daily at all 7 locations. find a location here: https://velvetfoam.com/locations/

Whole Bean Coffee Subscription - Uptown Espresso


Give the gift of coffee this Valentine's Day. Our proprietary blend of whole beans are now available in weekly, bi-weekly or monthly subscriptions on our new updated website. Check it out at: https://velvetfoam.com/product/whole-bean-coffee-subscription/

velvetfoam.com Don’t let this happen to you! It’s 5 a.m. and you realize you don’t have any fresh, whole bean coffee to grind for your morning cup. What do you do? Never worry about being caught without your favorite whole bean coffee with a subscription of Uptown Espresso's proprietary blend of hand-roasted beans...

Our new and improved gluten free granola! Available now at all locations!

[01/30/17]   Check out our gluten free granola in stores tomorrow. #yummy

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500 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 10pm
Tuesday 5am - 10pm
Wednesday 5am - 10pm
Thursday 5am - 10pm
Friday 5am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 12am
Sunday 6am - 10pm
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