405 NW 65th St. (map)
Seattle, WA 98117
Yelp: “…This tiny establishment on NW 65th St. has delicious baked goods and a warm and inviting staff…”
Tags: cafes, coffee coffee · Food & Drink
Rude, Rude, Rude! I went in a couple of times when we first moved to the neighborhood and I guess the 20-something barista didn’t think I looked cool enough for her establishment. It’s cute when someplace like Bimbo’s Bitchen Burrito Kitchen does it as part of their schtick, but snotty attitude doesn’t seem appropriate for a neighborhood coffee shop.
Coffee was so-so; if the coffee was fantastic, I’d put up with the attitude, but 2 wrongs don’t make a paying customer.
This is one of the greatest spaces (not to mention signs) in Seattle. Frankly, I doubt you know great coffee from passable — I don’t. I doubt it matters to you if the service is sometimes surly. Actually, the folks at Bambino’s have always been pleasant to me, but, even if they weren’t, I’m used to espresso-pullers with attitude. I just assume they’re bitter because couldn’t get jobs as bike messengers. Bambino is a neighborhood treasure, plain and simple. If you don’t like it, go to a fucking Starbucks.
We have been service the people of Seattle since 1928. Our espresso is roasted over a wood fire just out side the city limits of Rome. The roaster also uses hazel nut shells to as a source of fuel which gives our espresso a unique taste. The espresso is creamy, with hints of dark chocolate and hazel nut. Come for the espresso stay for the artistic ambiance.
Now accepting credit cards.