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.

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Kermit D. was missing Seattle and craving a taste since moving. We sent him 2 bags of Uptown Espresso Whole Bean coffee to see him through. You can order your beans, or sign up for a subscription here: https://velvetfoam.com/shop/


Beat the heat with a personal cheescake from the Uptown Espresso bakery. Made from scratch daily. Yum!

Back when Seattle was really "small town" the Seafair festivities were a big deal. The boat races, the pirates and the torchlight parade were one of the highlights of summer. And they still are! Stop by and say "hi" at our Belltown location if you're going to the parade on Saturday. We'll keep you caffeinated up so you make it to the end of the parade.

Handmade from scratch. Baked daily. Don'tcha need a cookie? Uptown Espresso Bakery.

Check out this week's cake for our West Seattle location. Lemon blackberry. Available tomorrow. #yummy😋 #uptownespressobakery #uptownespressowestseattle #letseatcake

How great is Summer in the PNW? Show us some of your summer pics. This is from the Vashon ferry dock.

Thanks to Steve Smith at Fontè Coffee Roaster for the tour yesterday. Our proprietary blend is custom roasted at Fontè and we think it is the best coffee on the planet!

Milk down! This is what happens when social media guy goes through Velvet Foam University. New respect for all our baristas - this is hard. Don't cry.

Instagram post by Uptown Espresso • Jun 25, 2017 at 1:28pm UTC


Celebrate Gay Pride with a sugar cookie! #gaypride2017 #seattlegayprideparade… https://t.co/cQpkpzaViq

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We've got the perfect gift for dad or grads. The Uptown Espresso DeLuxe Gift box. Now with FREE SHIPPING until 6/14. Available online only - go to: http://bit.ly/2t3Hg5M to order.

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2504 4th Ave
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

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