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.

When we overhear folks say, "That's the most damn fine cold brew I've ever had," and we see the 7-day weather forecast calls for tons of 🌞 we make sure to stock up on the cold brew. There is also a special place in our hearts for folks who reference Twin Peaks in their compliments. #brewmore #staycaffeinated #seattlesun

Looks like we are going to have some great weather this weekend for the 48th annual U District StreetFair! Eric Apoe has an amazing line up of music scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Come early, enjoy a cuppa and save yourself a seat for what's going to be another great Street Fair weekend!

Street Fair is next weekend and Eric Apoe has stacked the deck with amazing music on both Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you!

Vanishing Seattle

If any friends live in these neighborhoods and want to learn more about your proposed rezones and/or make public comment, here is your chance.

Folks in the CD, #Eastlake, First Hill, Capitol Hill, "Madison-Miller" area and #Queen Anne - The City is holding a public meeting on the proposed zoning changes in these neighborhoods - make your voice heard on Tuesday May 16th 6-8pm at Washington Hall #upzone #rezone #HALA #MHA #TheCD #CentralDistrict #FirstHill #CapitolHill #QueenAnne #Madison #seattle

Happy Birthday to us! We're 42 years young today! Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting our little cafe. Your love and support means so much more than you can ever imagine.

Stop by today at noon for some free cake to celebrate another year of coffee and community.

Love to you and yours!

GiveBIG - Seattle

It's May 9th and that means there is only one more day of the Seattle Foundation's GIVE BIG campaign helping to support local non profits including our wonderful alley neighbors ROOTS Young Adult Shelter and Facing Homelessness. The GIVE BIG campaign is a great chance to support great people doing great things in our community. I gave BIG today through Seattle Foundation’s #GiveBIG and you should too!

Tonight is U District Game Night! Hope to see you upstairs at 6pm!

Episode 5: Coffee

We love a good playlist, here's a great one from Bob Dylan all about coffee.

We hope your weekend includes some delicious coffee and joyful moments. (diner noises) It's night time in the Big City pizza parlor is locking up a drunken security guard drops his flashlight

Stopping By Magus Books on a Weekday Afternoon and Running Into Someone Unexpected

No words can express how much we love our Magus Books. Love you guys, thank you for keeping the U District unique! While I was in the University District last week visiting a few of the bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day on April 29—for a piece that comes out in tomorrow's paper—I stopped into Magus Books, because it's one of the happiest, most book-jammed, most ivy-covered corners in the city...


Tuesday shout out to our friends over at The Present Perfect. Congratulations on your beautiful website launch. We are honored to be included in your deliciously curated and thoughtful gifts.

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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
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