Since being diagnosed with celiac disease I have kept my eyes out for any restaurant with a sign that has the words "gluten free" on it. I noticed this one quite awhile ago, and it's my go-to place for chai tea lattes and sweet treats. It's called Seattle Espresso and it's located conveniently close to Wish, so you can stop in for a snack after shopping for cute clothing and accessories. Their address is 4405 Wallingford Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103. When I went in today I saw that they have new gluten-free shortbread and I knew that I had to try it. Everyone loves their shortbread but I had never been able to eat it before because it wasn't gluten-free. In the past I have had their gluten-free cookies (biscotti, monster cookie and lemon oatmeal cookie) and gluten-free blueberry pound cake. Everything I've tried has been delicious and I would get any of it again in a heartbeat. Sometimes I just can't choose and I get more than one thing. I have never experienced any glutening symptoms from my celiac disease after going to Seattle Espresso. They always do a fantastic job of avoiding cross-contamination between the gluten-free food and gluten-containing ones. Today I got the gluten-free mint chocolate chip shortbread and a chai tea latte. It was so good that I ate it really slowly to savor every single bite. I am definitely going to have to try the other gluten-free shortbread flavors in the future. Here are some photos for you to drool over.
Seattle Espresso makes really tasty food and drinks that are also really pretty. It's a really great place to sit and relax and read a book (which is what I usually do there). Everyone who works there is really nice and friendly, especially Patty. She always remembers my name and we have a pleasant chat. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has a great experience. One time she even stayed open late for me and another girl.
Besides delicious gluten-free baked goods, Seattle Espresso also offers handmade Brazilian empanadas and a variety of shortbread cookies and pastries. I can't comment on the flavor of them because they contain gluten so I have never tasted them, but I have only ever heard the customers say good things about them. And they certainly look delicious. Seattle Espresso also makes different coffee drinks and other hot drinks, including apple cider. They also have amazing catering services.
So whether you eat gluten-free, ove good food, want a sweet treat, enjoy a hot beverage, are hosting an event, or just want to relax in a friendly environment, I highly recommend Seattle Espresso.