15th Avenue E Coffee & Tea. Inspired by Starbucks?

15th Avenue Coffee & Tea Sign, originally uploaded by andai. 15th Avenue East Coffee and Tea opened their doors bright and early this morning and I was in the vicinity later that morning. As I drove by the store around 8 AM, and it was interesting to note that there wasn’t a huge crowd trying…

A Starbucks By Any Name Tastes Just As…

15th Avenue Coffee & Tea Remodeling, originally uploaded by andai. Today at 6:00 AM marks a new era in the ‘reign’ of Starbucks Coffee. At that time, Starbucks will open its first ‘I am not a Starbucks’ coffee shop up on 15th Avenue in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood right next to Smith. Now if you…

Stella Caffé’s Italian Style Espresso

Stella Caffé Flagship, originally uploaded by andai. I really like Stella Caffé. It has to be one of my top five favorite coffeehouses in Seattle. The only problem for me though is that I just don’t find myself too often hanging out in the area around the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) which is the next…

LOC.18 Cafe in Thailand

Our guest blogger Michael Wu tends to travel extensively in the Asia region and sent us this brief post from his recent visit to Thailand Suwat de ka. That’s the proper greeting in Thai. Thailand is known for many things but I was pleasantly surprise to see that coffeehouses and cafes are very much part…

Porchlight Coffee, Cafe Char and that Other Coffee Company

Porchlight Coffee Sign, originally uploaded by andai. In the last month or so, two new coffee shops have opened up on the upper Capital hill and Madison areas. These are Porchlight Coffee and Cafe Char. But now there is a third coffee shop that will be opening soon. This new, yet to be opened coffee…

Mioposto Caffè e Pizzeria and Caffè Vita Espresso?

Mioposto Latte, originally uploaded by andai. I happened upon Mioposto Caffè e Pizzeria totally by chance while I was up and about and passing through the neighborhood of Mount Baker. It all started while I was driving along the Lake Washington Blvd just to the south of I-5. After a bit of driving I decided…

Blue Saucer Cafe for Stumptown Coffee and Fine Teas

Blue Saucer Cafe, originally uploaded by andai. I usually drive by the Blue Saucer Cafe on most Sundays and I have always wanted to stop and try it out. The reason I didn’t do so until recently is if you were to take a casual glance at the place as you pass by, looked more…

I am Sleepy, Really, Really Sleepy…

I am having a really hard time staying awake… Oh! My kingdom for a bed! Well that won’t work right now so instead, my kingdom for a double espresso! I have been staying up late each night working to get the house organized and neat. I have been staying up late working to get rid…