Cafe Allegro

Cafe Allegro

Seattle's Original Espresso Bar. Est 1975

Caffeinating the University District since 1975, Cafe Allegro holds the distinction of being Seattle's oldest espresso bar. Tucked away in the alley on 42nd, Allegro's timeless brick walls, ample space, and strong coffee attracts a diverse crowd.

Happy equinox! Fall drink specials are officially here!

Pumpkins and mums on porches, sweaters and boots walking the Ave, the leaves are turning, dorm residents moving in, the fall vibes are in full swing.

Yahoo! Gift cards are now available to purchase from our online store. Redeemable at our Seattle cafe, they make the perfect gift for your coffee loving friends and family.

To order visit: and click on Ship Me Coffee

Sorry friends, our homemade pumpkin spice sauce won't arrive until the real Fall Equinox on September 22nd. There's no need to rush falling leaves, sweaters, and boot season, it will be here before you know it.

The U District Partnership

What additional projects would you like to see funded in the U District? Take this survey and make your voice heard.

The U District Business Improvement Area Board is seeking your input on which additional neighborhood projects should be funded. Take their survey below!

Love working early mornings and making amazing coffee, come join our awesome team of baristas. We're looking for one or two folks with excellent coffee making skills who has the moxie to sling coffee to a line of eager coffee drinkers. 2-3 early morning shifts available starting this month.

Shoot us an email telling us why you'd be a great fit at Allegro and let us know what sorts of relevant experience you have that makes you awesome.

The last days of summer are calling us to BBQ, explore the outdoors, and get that last evening swim in before the weather changes. To celebrate Labor Day weekend we'll be closing at the following times this weekend:

Labor Day Weekend Hours
Friday 9/1 6:30am-6pm
Saturday 9/2 7:30am-5pm
Sunday 9/3 8am-5pm
Monday 9/4 8am-5pm

The Monday shades of coffee. Happy last week of August!

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's the last weekend of August, where has this summer gone? We hope your weekend it a great one filled with fun, food, friends, and lots of delicious coffee.

Videos (show all)

Cafe Allegro, Seattle's Original Espresso Bar




Groups Outdoor Takeout



Price Range


Payment Options

Amex Discover Mastercard Visa



4214 University Way NE (Located In The Alley)
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 10pm
Thursday 6:30am - 10pm
Friday 6:30am - 10pm
Saturday 7:30am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 10pm
Other Coffee Shops in Seattle (show all)
All City Coffee All City Coffee
1205 S Vale St
Seattle, 98108

Serving coffee in Georgetown since 2001...

Makeda & Mingus Makeda & Mingus
153 N 78th St
Seattle, 98103

Join us for our Wine Happy Hour starting on 4/1; M-F, 4-7 pm

Espresso Vivace Espresso Vivace
532 Broadway E
Seattle, 98102

Espresso Roasting and Preparation Specialists since 1988

Blue Saucer Cafe' Blue Saucer Cafe'
9127 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, 98115

Friendly, family atmosphere. Great drinks, lovely pastries, breakfast/lunch fare, easy parking, free wi-fi!

Herkimer Coffee Herkimer Coffee
7320 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, 98103

Coffee Roasting Company, est. 2003

Freshy's Freshy's
2735 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98116

It's a soup night tonight!

Caffe Vita Caffe Vita
1005 E Pike St
Seattle, 98122

We've been roasting in Seattle since 1995 and now operate eleven cafes in the Pacific Northwest, NYC, and Los Angeles!

Espresso Elegance Espresso Elegance
122 Elliott Ave W
Seattle, 98119

Espresso Elegance is a full-service espresso catering company, bringing a signature taste of the Pacific Northwest espresso culture to your events!

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
4410 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98116

Caffeinated Internet and wireless coffee are the staples of today. Embrace Hotwire's specialty brews with hand-spun WiFi that makes you feel at home and simultaneously soundly stuck in the World Wide Web.

Arosa Cafe Arosa Cafe
3121 E Madison St
Seattle, 98112

Arosa Cafe has been serving the Madison Park community for 20 years!

C & P Coffee Company C & P Coffee Company
5612 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98136

We proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine espresso and coffees in the charming ambiance of a 1907 craftsman style house.

Local Color Local Color
1606 Pike Pl
Seattle, 98101

Local Color is an espresso bar and art gallery in the heart of the Pike Place Market. We feature Caffe Vita coffee, light fare, beer/wine, and artworks for sale by local artists. LIVE JAZZ every Friday and Saturday from 8-10 p.m.