Finding This cafe made this Australian very happy! Really nice strong coffees and super friendly staff behind the counter. Have sampled their macchiato and latte and both were ultra smooth but were brewed strong without request. An added bonus was the legend barista who had marked down the baked goods when we dropped by. Definitely worth a visit!
A wayward Kiwi boy stopped through here on the way back home to his Vibiemme domobar super in NZ (after an absence of 2 months) to find a master brewer of good coffee. I found it hard to find a really good coffee in Seattle - surprisingly. Once I found Herkimer and the very hospitable owner Kara my search was over. I really enjoyed the cafe, and the friendly banter with clients. It turned out that Kara is also a passionate supporter of anything New Zealand, so if you want to talk about Dan Carter, the All Blacks, or NZ music (she'll have it on in the sound system in a flash), she's keen. It appears that Kara and Herkimer are gouging out a strong supporters club of just great coffee and very good personal service. She's got a word for everyone and enjoys interaction with her customers. Kara is very passionate about good coffee and once she knew my knowledge was open enough to send me off to several other cafes in town she felt shared the same love of coffee and could make consistently good espresso. That says a lot to me, that it's about good coffee for her, not just profit. So, yes highly recommended. And if you do go visit, please say hi to her from a Kiwi Boy she showed how to pour proper latte fern art! Regards Rob
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