La Marzocco Café is the perfect place to sip coffee, flip open your MacBook and lose yourself in your work.
Alongside its sister location in Ballard, La Marzocco Café is a warehouse turned showroom, an eclectic space producing music, art and coffee from all over the world. I love the crowd here: a mix of people of different ages, wearing sweaters and sneakers. I usually plant myself on one of the couches or chairs and start daydreaming while admiring the wall to ceiling showcase of printed t-shirts, black and white photographs, coffee scales and filters, with copper block letters which read Handmade in Florence. Etched into the tiles is the quote, “You can learn the technique, but passion is cultivated through dedication, love, pride and respect in your work”, words by Piero Bambi, illuminated by three Edison bulbs.
The general manager Amy told me about the red ON AIR sign and how it is linked to 90.3 FM, KEXP, a public radio station housed in the same space as the cafe.
It’s kind of cool how Seattle is now the fastest growing city in the US, with an average of 1,000 people moving here per week. I definitely feel the thirst to become a regular at a cultural hub like this one, one that offers live music performances, coffee and conversation in an open, welcoming and unpretentious space. La Marzocco is a great place to meet new people, where in 12 months you can try coffee from 12 different parts of the world.