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Trabant Coffee and Chai

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1309 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA
+1 206-675-0668
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nice ladies run this very plain coffee shop that reminded me of an unfinished warehouse building. They have coffees ranging from fresh drip to the usual espresso choices. I ordered 2 drip coffees, they only had a cup and 2/3 left and gave up the small cup free. That was nice. Cream/sweetener choices were minimal. They had sugar in the... More 

Thank ajfred
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed studying here as an undergrad, as they were open until midnight and have WiFi. They had many chai options and local musicians who'd perform here. It's really too bad it closed, it was a great place.

Thank dustythoughts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This place rocks !!! The coffee and the scones are amazing!!! Try the bacons do provolone scone for a taste of heaven! OMG, it's just The Best.

Thank Lindasnorm
Lake Stevens, Washington
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103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I just tried Trabant for the first time. We are always looking for another great cup of coffee in Seattle. What a pleasant surprise! I tried the special they had (can't remember the name of it but it had "unicorn" in the name) and it was delicious! It was a macchiato (the way a macchiato should be) but with an... More 

Thank NW748
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I ordered a simple cappuccino, and I was astounded at how good it was. The flavor of the coffee was intense without the bitterness that strong coffee often has. The ambiance of the shop was great. There's irreverent artwork, such as cartoon aliens drinking coffee. Overall, it was perfect.

Thank tipsyweasel
New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We walked here from our hotel downtown based on a local's recommendation for morning coffee during our visit to Seattle. The guys behind the counter were friendly & informative about the variety of offerings on the menu to this "basic" coffee drinker. My regular latte w/ skim was more delicious than I could have expected. Never before have humble beans... More 

Thank Katey K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

doesn't look like much, but the barista made a perfect cappuccino and that is rare, very rare, oh and just like in Italy it didn't take 5 minutes either

Thank Pheephox
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We went to the downtown location on a coffee crawl, and this was amazing. We sampled different coffees and liked all of them, but the real draw here is the unique and tasty coffee cocktails. Try the brupaul (coffee, lemonade, vanilla/hibiscus syrup.) It was surprisingly wonderful.

Thank MrsJL1
Holyoke, MA
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Okay. So I don't drink coffee- disclaimer. However, I had the best light-roast cup of coffee there, followed by the first coffee drink where I thought to myself, "I could sip this all day." They make a half cold coffee half lemonade drink that is killer. They make all their own syrups. They also have a clover (one of the... More 

Thank megmagrath85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

The lighting is very eco-friendly so not the brightest as other coffee shops have. They do have wifi but the Barista does have an attitude issue. Parking is on neighbouring street

Thank Travel_ferocity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Bellevue
  • Neighbourhood: Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 206-675-0668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?